Kymin Dash 2018
08 April 2018
The Kymin Dash is a challenging and very scenic 7 mile race, straight up to the top of the Kymin above Monmouth, and back down on a long scenic loop of the Wye Valley.
Spirit of Monmouth Running Club are proud to present this race for the 6th year following on from the continued success and growth of previous years.
Registration and finish are at Monmouth School Sports Club (MSSC) The start is 15 minutes walk from registration. The course (and the route to the start) will be well marshalled and there will be 2 water stations. It is mainly on tarmac and forest roads, and is suitable for road shoes. All finishers will receive a T-shirt.
The course starts with an ascent to the Round House, a local viewpoint at around 850ft. The opening mile or so will certainly give your lungs a workout. What goes up must come down and a gentle descent through fields and the bluebell carpeted forest tracks before a long flat finish along the Hadnock Road into the Monmouth School Sports Club.
Prize-giving will be at MSSC. As last year, there will be prizes for the 'King' and 'Queen' of the hill as well as finishing places. There will be cake and other refreshments available after the race. We are grateful to our sponsors MSSC for making the race possible. Any profits generated will be donated to The Stroke Association Wales.
Male course record is 39m 50s, set by Huw Evans in 2015.
Female course record is 44m 32s, set by Emma Wookey in 2015.
King of the Hill record is 9m 15s, set by Huw Evans in 2015.
Queen of the Hill record is 10m 31 s, set by Emma Wookey in 2015.
The record for the previous course, starting and finishing in Monmouth, is 38mins 54secs, set by P. Wheeler in 1985.
Race license TBC
We support a different charity each year that is close to the hearts of our members and this year we will be raising funds for The Stroke Association Wales.
Entry Criteria and Fees for the Race
Until the maximum of 350 runners has been reached, entries on the day can be accepted. If entering on the day an entry form must be completed.
Early early bird
15/10/2017 until 31/12/2017
AAW affiliated members:£9
Unattached members: £11
01/01/2018 until 06/04/2018
AAW affiliated members: £11
Unattached members: £13
On the day:
Please note that places are transferrable until 01/04/2018 and after places are not transferable
Headphones are not allowed due to some of the race being on open roads
Running numbers and timing chips will be issued at Registration on Race Day, from 9:00am to 10:30am at Monmouth School Sports Club, Hadnock Road, where there are also showers and changing rooms. The start is a 10-15 minute walk from the club car park and marshalls will be in place to point you in the right direction.
Free car parking is available at the Monmouth School Sports Club with additional parking available just over the road at the cricket ground, if club runners could car share that would be greatly appreciated. Please respect the directions given by our race marshalls.
Minimum age is 16.
The race is open to all runners
There will be a prize for the the first male and first female to reach the Round House at the summit.
One prize per person to allow for a wider distribution of the prizes.
There are no age categories for team entries but the minimum age of 16 still applies. Teams of 4, 3 to score [4th runner must finish and will be in any prizegiving]. There will be prizes for the first male team and first female team. This is based on relative position of runners.
Entry fees are as for individuals.
Please see Kymin Dash website for further information kymin.spiritofmonmouth.co.uk
Registration open from: 09:00:00