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Just to let you know that entries will be open very soon, later than we planned but we had to find another HQ for round 1 which could cope with the numbers (it was a bit tight last year).
Will post when everything is live.
Hi Lirish, how is the training going, is the injury behind you?
The 30 will be based at a different, bigger HQ this year, the route will remain largely unchanged but will involve a few extra K to ensure it hits the 30 mark approx.
The second half of the Ultra Brecon (UB40) - COLD will be all different (very little canal).
The Wye One Way 50 will remain largely the same (some road sections removed).
The Ultra Brecon (UB40) - WARM-ish will remain the same.
Hope to open entries this week, here is a photo collection which hopefully brings back good memories?photos
Cheers for now....
Thanks Lirish that's great to know
Event website can be found here (more detail being added); event website Entries are now open; entries
Hope to see many of you back again this year....cheers
Updated route map added for round 1
Hello, a link to the final newsletter for Round 1 of The Welsh One Day Ultra Marathon Series can be found below....
Results can be found here and some photos here.
Thanks to everyone who supported the event, was it warm enough for you?
See you in December, cheers....
Thanks for a great event frenchy
A great route and really friendly atmosphere, especially sitting around at the finish drinking beer in the sun!
Doubt we'll be doing that in December though, but can't wait for round 2
Cheers CC, yes the weather was a bit special, maybe hot toddies for round 2, see you there
Love this photo;
Loved this race last year and looking forward to this year. I bet we don't get the same conditions tho.
Round 1 has been my highlight of 2011 so far. Just a shame I can't do the series. Round 3 clashes with TP100 but might try to make the final round.
Roll on December 3rd!!
Lirish hope the 45 went well, we have filled up the official 150 places but are taking a few more to allow for drop outs, not sure how long they will last but hope your legs recover well
Sorry T-Rex, yes there are, rounds 1 & 2 have both sold out a few weeks in advance, we find interest grows round by round so you should be fine for a while but don't leave it until the last min.
Cheers for the heads up Barry, yesterday went ok, first lap went really well then I discovered I'd left my Zero tablets in my room so had to borrow some Nuun off a kindly scotsman on the course, unfortunately my stomach didn't enjoy them quite so much.
Legs are fine today, fitness isn't what I was before injury but that'll come back in time.
Anyway all that means I've gotten one of the last places for the 40 this morning so I'll see you in two weeks. I may even mean I get to meet *Dill after he's avoided me for the past couple of years
Lol Lirish I thought you were avoiding me!!
I shall write Dill on my forehead in marker pen just for you.
Looks like no snow this year
Wind could be interesting in places
Weather Watch - Brecon Beacons
Westerly winds strengthening through the day but mostly dry with just a few showery outbreaks of rain. Quite cloudy with a few bright intervals. Freezing levels remaining close to the peaks.
Was wondering if there will be shower facilities after the event and would it be possible to leave refreshments with the marshalls at the checkpoints?
p.s your link at mightcontainnuts for Talybont center isn't working!
Showers - yes
Refreshments with the marshalls at the checkpoints - Afraid not, the marshall team will be moving around the course and we would be worried that your refreshements end up in the wrong place. Also we prefer competitors to be self-sufficant (except water), if someone goes off course or is slowed down due to injury they should have enough fuel to get them to the next CP where they can be looked after. Hope that makes sense.
Will check the links now, thanks.
See you all soon.
Thats been about a year i've been waiting for that pint!
Alas me and the other half are not travelling up untill tomorrow night and staying about 20 mins away at Ebbw vale (cheap premier inn). We will not be in Talybont untill Saturday morning.
Hopefully our paths will cross Saturday. I'll be near the back! I drive a black Hilux so you may see me round the start or my other half at some of the check points.