Dolennau / Links

Click link below:

  1. Wefan Rasus lleol/ Local Race websites.
  2. Wefan Rasus eraill/ other Race websites.
  3. LLuniau Rhedeg / Running Photos.
  4. Clybiau rhedeg / Running Clubs.
  5. Safleoedd Rhedeg / Running websites.
  6. Siop Rhedeg / Running Shops.
  7. Race sponsors and Club Supporters.
  8. LLety / Accomodation.
Rasus lleol / Local Races.

Ras y Gader / Cader idris race.

The race covers a distance of approx 10.5 miles, from Dolgellau to the summit of Cader Idris (2927ft) (Category A, Medium), and returns by the same route.
Website: here.

Race the Train, Tywyn.

Four races to choose from:
  • Rotary Challenge (14 miles)
  • Quarry Challenge (10k)
  • Dolgoch Challenge (5.5 miles)
  • Tynllwynhen Challenge (3.5 miles)
Website: here.

Ras Glyndwr.

Ras Glyndwr is a challenging 3.2 mile fell race starting and finishing (by kind permission) on the Fenwick family’s private land of Llynlloedd, ascending to the Glyndwr Way and taking in the hills of Llynlloedd above Machynlleth.
Website: here.

Aberystwyth Parkrun.

A 5km run - it's you against the clock.
Every Saturday at 09:00am.
In Plascrug Park, Plascrug Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1HL.
Website: here.

Abersoch 10km & 3Km.

10km race and a 3km beach race.
The first section of the 10km race runs through the centre of abersoch. The start overlooks the harbour, and for the first mile the race runs through the high street and up to sarn bach crossroads. turning left there's a section of narrow lanes heading towards the far end of the beach. Then a short section of road running round the bay, then the main hill that is a track lasting for 0.3 of a mile. Some undulating roads for 2 miles, a short section along the golf course before joining the beach & a mile (including some groynes) to the finish just below the yacht club.
Website: here.

Arenig Fawr.

Fell race: Distance 13km, climb 1000m, (8 miles, 3300ft); Category AM.
The race is tough and NOT suitable for novices and requires good navigational skills.
Website: here.

Trail Marathon Wales.

Marathon and Half marathon in Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau.
Trail Marathon Wales will take place on some of the most challenging trails in the UK. With it breathtaking scenery, local culture and fantastic visitor centre, the event will take in some of the famous MTB trails and tracks that Coed y Brenin has become renowned for. A full 42km marathon route - not for the faint-hearted!
Website: here.

Trail FFest.

In an area that is globally recognised as a premier mountain biking destination our aim is to promote the world class trail running the area also has to offer by utilising the extensive network of paths and trails we have here to organise some fun and challenging events.
The races are organised on a not-for-profit basis and we hope to provide events that the runners will enjoy whilst raising money for two very important local charities - Wales Air Ambulance & South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team.
Website: here.

Meirionnydd Round.

This circuit of 72 miles, 24,000 feet and 47 peaks was devised and first completed by Yiannis Tridimis in 1998. Based in southern Snowdonia, it provides a companion to the more northerly Paddy Buckley Round as it weaves its way round the wild and often formidable terrain of Cadair Idris, Rhinog, Migneint, Arenig, Aran and Dyfi Forest. Like the PBR it may be commenced at any point and completed in either direction.
Similarly, although 24 hours is an obvious target, no time limit is stipulated but it is considered to be a good half hour tougher.
Website: here.

Snowdonia Marathon.

The inaugural Snowdonia Marathon was held in 1982, and was conceived as a dramatic alternative to the numerous city and town races becoming so popular. The demanding and spectacular route, encircling Snowdon, Wales’ and England’s highest peak, has given the event a unique place in the annual marathon calendar ever since.
In a 2011 poll by Runners World Magazine, the Snowdonia Marathon was voted the best Marathon in the UK for the second time. This is somewhat ironic since it is also regarded as one of the most difficult! Our success has been credited to three things; the beautiful scenery, the runners that organize the race and the hospitality of the local people.
Website: here.

Snowdon International Mountain Race.

A race up from LLanberis to the top of Snowdon and back.
Also includes the Snowdon Super Cup running from LLanberis to the top (uphill & invited runners only).
Website: here.

North Wales Cross Country League.

Winter Series of North Wales inter Club Cross country races.
Website: here.

Welsh Fell Runners Assoc (WFRA).

The Welsh Fell Runners Association (WFRA) is an independent organization providing the following services to fell / mountain runners in Wales – an annual race calendar, regular Newsletters (minimum 3 per year), website, Open Championships,Civil Liability insurance for members (including Race Organisers).
Annual Membership is £10.
Website: here.
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Rasus eraill / other Races.

Marathon des Sables.

Known simply as the MdS, the race is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.
Website: here.

Everest Marathon.

The Everest Marathon is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest marathon in the world. The start line is at Gorak Shep 5184m (17,000 feet), close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The finish is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at 3446m (11,300 feet) and the course is a measured 42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails.
Website: here.

Devil o' the Highlands.

The "Devil o' the Highlands" is a 43 Mile footrace which begins at Tyndrum (Perthshire) and finishes in Fort William (Highlands). Each competitor has 12 hours to complete the course which follows the latter part of the "West Highland Way".
This race is ideal for anyone who wishes to up their race distance from a marathon and experience real Ultra-distance running in the excellent company of fellow runners and the views of some of Scotlands most beautiful scenery.(unless of course the mist comes down).
Website: here.

Jungle Marathon.

Can you cope with temperatures of 40c?
Humidity of 99%?
Primary Jungle with a dense canopy covering and not a chink of daylight?
Swamp crossings where anacondas lurk?
River crossings with caiman and piranhas as companions?
Insane elevation, often on slippery muddy slopes?
Sleeping in deep jungle to the sounds of jaguar and howler monkeys?
Only the brave will register.
Website: here.

Antarctic Ice Marathon & Ultra (100K).

This race presents a truly formidable and genuine Antarctic challenge with underfoot conditions comprising snow and ice throughout, an average windchill temperature of –20C, and the possibility of strong Katabatic winds to contend with. Furthermore, the event takes place at an altitude of 700 metres.
The Antarctic Ice Marathon is the only marathon run in the interior of the Antarctic.
Website: here.


BADWATER® 135 annually in July of each year. Recognized globally as "the world's toughest foot race," this legendary event pits up to 100 of the world's toughest athletes—runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers—against one another and the elements. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F (55c), it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.
Website: here.

Comrades Marathon.

The Comrades Marathon is the world's oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km | 56.1 miles between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban.
Website: here.

Spartathlon Ultra.

Spartathlon is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the world because of its unique history and background.
Website: here.

Escarpment trail Run.

The Escarpment Trail Run is for MOUNTAIN GOATS ONLY! The Escarpment Trail is a very remote, rugged hiking trail in the Northern Catskill Mountains in New York State. This single track trail crosses no roads, has total elevation changes of nearly 10,000 feet, and requires all aid to be backpacked in by volunteers.
Website: here.
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LLuniau Rhedeg / Running Photos.
Fell Running Pictures.Alastair Tye's website covering most fell races during season. ClicClic. Esyllt Richards's website with race pictures.
Fell Running Pictures. P.R. Douglas' website pictures & videos of fell races. Sport Pictures Cymru. Gwynfor's website covering sporting events. Mick Hall's Running, cycling and Tri Photo website.  
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Clybiau rhedeg / Running Clubs.
Abergele Harriers. Aberystwyth Athletic Club. Bro Dysynni Athletics Club
Clwydian Range Runners Colwyn bay Athletics Club. Cybi Striders.
Denbigh Harriers. Eryri Harriers Maldwyn Harriers.
Mercia Fell Runners. Prestatyn Running Club. Tattenhall Runners.
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Safleoedd Rhedeg / Running websites.
Mud sweat and tears. Matt Ward's off-road running site. Trail
Power of 10. Website with your individual race results. UK Fell Runners Association FRA.
Welsh Athletics. UK Athletics.
Runners World. Website with all things running advice, events, nutrition, reviews etc. North Wales Athletics News.
Salomon trail running. Youtube site. Athletics Weekly.
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Siop Rhedeg / Running Shops.
Pete Bland. Online shop - running clothes, shoes equipment etc.

Ultra Marathon store. Online shop - Specialist ultrarunning store based in the UK..
Sports Online shop - running clothes, shoes equipment etc.
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Race sponsors and Club Supporters.
WD Pugh. Snowdonia log cabins. Aran lamb.
Cottage dolgellau. Royal ship hotel. Tyn y groes Hotel.
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LLety / Accomodation.

If you need somewhere convenient to stay we can recommend the following.

Garthyfog Log Cabins and campsite at Arthog. Details here.

Maes y Helmau. Self catering cottages and B+B. Details here.

The Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau. Details here.

The Tyn y Groes Hotel, Ganllwyd. Details here.

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