Coity Fell Race
17 June 2023
Coity Fell Race: Category BS – 8km / 300m or 5miles /984ft, LER / PM
1pm Saturday 17th June 2023
Registration from 12 Noon
First Run in 1986, largest field 2018 – when 82 participants took part despite miserable weather. The course is suitable for those with just a little experience of fell running. It will be marked, marshalled and there will be a Tail Runner. This years Race is Anti-clockwise.
Location: Start is from the Whistle Inn, Garn Yr Erw, NP4 9SJ – Nr Blaenafon (GR 229 100)
Toilets, Beer and Food courtesy of the management of the Whistle Inn.
Parking: Available at Whistle Inn and nearby Garn Lakes
Incorporating the East Wales Championships (£1 fee for this element) and trial for the East Wales team for the Welsh Inter-counties and Welsh Mountain Running Championships in Maesgwm Detour, on 5th August 23
General Fell Race Information
The philosophy of fell running is that you the competitor are responsible for your own safety and that you enter a race with this understanding and that you equip and conduct yourself accordingly.
It is therefore essential that you must have appropriate experience in the conditions that may be encountered so that you can manage your own safety.
Full Kit List
- Waterproof/windproof top
- Waterproof/windproof legs
- Food and Drink as needed for the conditions
- Own map of race route (optional - maps are provided but are often poor)
- Something to carry above in if not needed (Bumbag/Rucksack)
You’ll need to take all of the above with you to the race - even if it looks dry when you leave home. At the race the Race Organiser (RO) will make a decision as to what you need to take with you. When you know what kit you must take with you, you then have to make a decision as to what to wear and what to pack. If like me, you’ll be pondering this right up to the start!
Most fell runners stash all their kit they’re not wearing into a ‘bumbag’ but some use a hydration sack (small rucksack designed to carry minimal gear and a water bladder).
Sometimes you’ll carry nothing at all, your compass and map if you need them, can go in a pocket.
|Entry fee incorporating East Wales Champs||11-May-2023||16-Jun-2023||£6.00|
Garn Yr Erw
Registration open from: 12:00:00
Organiser: Pontypool And District Runners
Race Director:Dimitri Vorrés