The RIDUM 2023
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Tackle the picturesque hilly trails of the Rhymney Valley. This 30-mile ultra will put your climbing ability to the test. Make sure to embrace the burn as you will be rewarded with breathtaking views after the long climbs. Sign up to earn your finisher's medal and to explore some fantastic trails.
7:00am Sat 2nd Sep 2023
Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Parc Penallta, u Mid Glamorgan, Penallta Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7GN, UK
7:00am Sat 2nd Sep 2023
Here are the distances available for The RIDUM 2023
Terrain: Trails / footpaths Elevation: 4252ft
Join Pegasus Ultra Running for an exhilarating 30 mile ultra marathon around the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk, with 4252 feet of elevation this little beast in the East is a great way to explore the lesser known trails within a stones throw of the Welsh Capital.
The Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk
The Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk is a waymarked long distance footpath in Wales forming a circular walk around the ridge tops of Caerphilly basin encircling the River Rhymney. From the elevated ridgeway you can expect spectacular views across south east Wales as well as a varied route encompassing lanes, trail and woodland.
Point of Interest
Mynydd Machen is the highest point of the trail, a 362-metre-high (1,188 ft) hill lying between the town of Risca and the village of Machen in Caerphilly County Borough in south Wales. Yep… You go up and over it!
- Infamous Pegasus Medal
- Fully Loaded Checkpoints
- Post Race Care
- Professionally organised event and much more…
How to get there
Parc Penallta, u Mid Glamorgan, Penallta Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7GN, UKGet full directions
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.
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.
Event day logistics
05:30 Registration opens
06:45 Pre-race chat and Johnny Cash music
07:00 The RIDUM starts
This event has no cut-off time, and the organiser will allow you to finish if you are physically capable to do so.
All checkpoints will be manned and, will be fully stocked with snacks, fruit, drinks, music and a few beers.
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.
Where is the start line for the RIDUM?
The start line for the RIDUM is located at a Parc Penalta.
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.
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