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The RIDUM 2022

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Explore the picturesque hilly trails of Rhymey Valley. This hidden gem 30 mile Ultra will put your hill climbing skills to the test. Whilst traversing the valley, you will take in breathtaking views, most appreciated after the long climbs. Sign up to get your heart racing and your legs moving.

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A group of Ultra Endurance Enthusiasts who've spent the last decade working on and organising challenges around the world. They've survived the extreme conditions of Iceland, tamed the suffocating heat of the Death Valley and crossed the USA.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun Aug 21 2022

What's included:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • BRAV socks
  • Post Race Care
  • Fully-marked course
  • Food stations
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I need to be fast to run the RIDUM?
No, there is no cut-off time for the RIDUM so it is a perfect event for any pace and ability of runner. … read more
FAQ
What kit do I need for the RIDUM?
There is a mandatory kit list for the RIDUM, please bring: Appropriate footwear, a water container (1litre+), a mobile phone, a compass (or mobile phone app), head lamp or torch, a foil blanket, waterproofs and a rucksack.… read more
FAQ
Where is the start line for the RIDUM?
The start line for the RIDUM is located at a Parc Penalta. … read more
Route description
Route description

Observe the breathtaking scenery of the Rhymney Valley as you traverse this 30 mile Ultra’s challenging and hilly course. Only a short distance away from Cardiff, you will cover a total of 4252 feet of elevation. The fully way-marked route will guide you along footpaths that circle the River Rhymney. Breathtaking views are guaranteed as you ascend the trialling hills. Feel the lactic settle in your legs as you take on the infamous 362 metre climb to Mynydd Machen. This route is not for the faint-hearted so take your time to fully enjoy this experience as the picturesque scenery settles into the foreground.

Logistics and schedule

05:30 Registration opens

06:45 Pre-race chat and Johnny Cash music

07:00 The RIDUM starts

Mandatory Kit List

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Water container (1litre+)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Compass (or mobile phone app)
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Foil blanket
  • Waterproofs
  • Rucksack

Cut-off Time

This event has no cut-off time, and the organiser will allow you to finish if you are physically capable to do so.

Checkpoints

All checkpoints will be manned and, will be fully stocked with snacks, fruit, drinks, music and a few beers.

How to get there

Parc Penallta, u Mid Glamorgan, Penallta Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7GN, UK

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By Car

The start line located at Parc Penalta is a 3 hour drive from London. Take the M4 exiting at junction 27 (B4591) to High Cross, where you will continue to Caerphilly County Borough.

By Train

From Paddington station take the Swansea bound train to Cardiff Central station. From Cardiff Central Station you can change to the Transport for Wales service Rhymney getting off at Ystrad Mynach where you can take a 4 minute bus or a brisk 1.4 mile walk to Parc Penalta.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I need to be fast to run the RIDUM?
No, there is no cut-off time for the RIDUM so it is a perfect event for any pace and ability of runner.
FAQ
What kit do I need for the RIDUM?
There is a mandatory kit list for the RIDUM, please bring: Appropriate footwear, a water container (1litre+), a mobile phone, a compass (or mobile phone app), head lamp or torch, a foil blanket, waterproofs and a rucksack.
FAQ
Where is the start line for the RIDUM?
The start line for the RIDUM is located at a Parc Penalta.
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The RIDUM 2022
7:00am Sat 3rd Sep 2022
£50.00

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