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Join this unforgettable 40 mile ultra for the breathtaking views of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. On this great trek, take in the beautiful coastal scenery as you meander along the coastal paths from Porthcawl to Penarth. Come to earn the coveted Pegasus finisher's medal and to test your limits.
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Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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Where and when
RNLI Porthcawl Lifeboat Station, Eastern Promenade, Porthcawl CF36 3BN, UK
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Route information
This hilly fully-marked course will take you 40 miles along the coastal paths from Porthcawl to Penarth in Wales. As you traverse this trail you will explore fantastic beaches, cliffs, and castles. You will stop by at checkpoints as you go to recharge, refuel and rest. Along this route there will be 6 checkpoints where you can get your hands on snacks, drinks, and maybe even a beer if you feel up to it. This dramatic landscape is one not to miss in this bucket list adventure. Make sure to come prepared for a rather hilly and challenging 40 mile route. As this event has no cut-off time there will be plenty of time to take in the breathtaking scenery.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's T-Shirt
  • Pegasus trucker hat
  • Post-race care
  • Professionally organised event
  • Fully-marked course
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How to get there
RNLI Porthcawl Lifeboat Station, Eastern Promenade, Porthcawl CF36 3BN, UK
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There is parking located by the start line along the Porthcawl Esplanade.
By Car
Porthcawl is directly East of London. Take the M4 for 163 miles and come off at junction 37 to Porthcawl/Pyle/Pil.
By Train
If travelling from London you can take the Swansea bound Paddington station train to Bridgend. From Bridgend, you can take a 23 minute bus straight to Porthcawl.
Event day logistics
05:30 Registration opens
06:45 Pre-race chat and AC/DC music
07:00 The VOGUM starts
Exact registration and start line locations will available closer to the date.
Mandatory Kit List
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Water container (1litre+)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Compass (or mobile phone app)
  • Head lamp 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.
All checkpoints will be manned and will be fully stocked with snacks, fruit, drinks, music and a few beers.
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What kit do I need for the VOGUM?
You must bring: Appropriate footwear, water container (1litre+), mobile phone, compass (or mobile phone app), head lamp or torch, foil blanket, waterproofs, rucksack.
Is there a cut-off time for the VOGUM?
No, there is not a cut-off time for the VOGUM so feel free to take as much time as you need.
When does registration open for the VOGUM?
Registration will open in Porthcawl at 5:30am.
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