The Severn Plod Ultra

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Race in the second leg of this epic challenge along the Severn Way. A 45-mile ultra along the stunning river-path, runners will travel past stunning scenery, run a challenging route, and take home a bespoke finisher's medal. Perfect for those wanting a taste of the epic challenge.
Severn Plod
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Fri 20th May 2022
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Caersws, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Maesmawr Farmhouse, Maesmawr, Caersws SY17 5SB, UK
Start times
Fri 20th May 2022
Severn Plod:
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Severn Plod
Route information
The Severn Challenge is a 220 mile race along the longest riverside path in the UK. The whole event is split into 5 stages, over 5 days, making it a gruelling event for runners.
If you don't feel like tackling the whole route, you're welcome to take on just 1 stage of the race. Here at the The Severn Plod Ultra, runners will take on the second stage of the event.
The route starts from Maesmawr B&B, and moves away from the river along through Holly bush, Rhyd-y-felin, and finally rejoining the river Severn at Dolerw Park and the Gorsedd stone circle.
Next up the route stays close to the riverpath which joins the Montgomery Canal Walk, past the Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, Welsh-pool, Offa’s Dyke Path, Breidden Hills through to Montford Bridge.
Lastly, runners travel through Bicton, entering the outskirts of Shrewsbury, and finally reaching Camp-Two which is the Wingfield Arms Camping Site.
Checkpoint Food
It is asked that entrants do not rely on the checkpoints to sustain them, and bring their own food and drink for the route. An example of the food on offer at the checkpoints are:
  • Malt loaf
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheese and marmite sandwiches
  • Sweets
  • Squash and Coca Cola
The whole event is split into 5 stages, over 5 days, making it a gruelling event for runners. You can enter the whole Challenge or any of the individual stages.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Original Buff for M/F winners
How to get there
Maesmawr Farmhouse, Maesmawr, Caersws SY17 5SB, UK
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Start & Finish
This race is a point-to-point route, meaning it is the competitors responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to and from the event.
The race starts at Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB, United Kingdom.
Those taking part in the full Severn Challenge will have camping included in their ticket price. If you are taking part in 1 or 2 days and would like to camp, please contact the event organisers at
Event day logistics
06:30 - 06:30 Registration opens
07:30 Race starts
09:15 Checkpoint 1 closes
11:45 Checkpoint 2 closes
14:15 Checkpoint 3 closes
16:15 Checkpoint 4 closes
Cut-Off Times
All runners must maintain a speed of 4mph throughout the event. Runners not maintaining this speed will not be allowed to continue the event.
Age Requirements
All competitors must be 20 years and older on race day to enter.
Mandatory Kit List
Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race.
  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Head Torch with spare batteries
  • Ordnance Survey Map 150 (Our downloadable maps are ok)
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
  • Basic first Aid Kit
Do I have to run the whole Severn Challenge to enter this race?
No absolutely not! Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole thing, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately.
Where does The Severn Plod Ultra start?
The race starts at Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB, United Kingdom, and runners are asked to arrive between 6am-6:30am.
Should I be self-sufficient for The Severn Plod Ultra?
There will be checkpoints along the way but all runners should ensure enough food and water to sustain themselves over the course of the event.
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