The Club usually meets on the Tuesday evenings for a training run.
From November to March (ie dark evenings) we meet for the run at Dolgellau Leisure Centre at 6.30. The run is usually of 4 or 5 miles, headtorches and reflective vests are available.
On light evenings (April to September) we meet at one of the car parks in the surrounding countryside. There is normally a choice of routes of different lengths and difficulties. These routes are often wet / muddy/ uneven so trail shoes are useful.
Please come out and enjoy these Club Runs. It is a good way to get to know new routes and running partners. Venues have been selected to enable shorter and longer routes to be run from the same place. If you have trouble getting there due to transport, let someone know and I am sure a lift can be arranged.
You know the time, the place and the date. All you need is your kit and trainers. The more the merrier.
Welsh Athletics WA
NOTE: Penalty for athletes transferring Race Numbers (Road Running) - Athletes who receive transferred numbers without permission will be disqualified from the race. Both runners will be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate National Association.
Trail Marathon Wales, Marathon and Half marathon in Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau:
Trail Marathon Wales has both a full (26.2 mile / 42 km) and half (13 mile / 21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park.
This unique marathon was launched in 2011 and proclaimed a huge success by runners and organisers in its aim of being Wales' best trail marathon. The course takes in fully marked trail single track, forest roads and paths in some of the most stunning forestry and heathland in the UK.
Welsh Fell Runners Assoc (WFRA), Note on Runners and safety.
Link to Updated document on WFRA site
The general philosophy in Fell / Mountain racing is that the competitor should take primary responsibility for their own safety on the Fells / Mountains.
Please note the following:
Arrive at the venue with as much kit as the organiser is likely to require you to carry on the day. This means windproof full body cover, other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions (e.g. waterproof full body cover, hat, gloves etc.), map, compass, whistle, emergency food (long races).
BE AWARE THAT UNDER WFRA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS THE ABOVE MINIMUM KIT REQUIREMENTS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL CATEGORY ‘A’ LONG AND MEDIUM RACES WHATEVER THE WEATHER OR TIME OF YEAR.
A fell race is a race run on fell, hill or mountain terrain and is categorized as follows:
Each year the WFRA organise three Championship race series.
The North Wales Series & South Wales Series:
A competitor’s best results from up to 6 of the 9 races will be counted in the Series.
Every finisher will score points. Scores are based on the competitor’s time behind the average of the first five finishers. Your score will then be taken away from 100 to make a positive score. If you do not compete in a race you will score zero.
This is an Open Series. You do not need to be a member of any particular organization or have Welsh qualification to participate. However, to be eligible for an award/prize you must be a paid up member of WFRA by the end of May. There will be awards for the winner in each category as long as the competitor has completed at least 5 races. 2nd and 3rd will be awarded (in most categories) as long as the competitor has completed 6 races or more.
Age categories as follows – Open, U/23, O/40, O/50, O/60 O/70.
More information available on WFRA site:
WFRA Open Welsh Championship.
A competitor’s best results from up to 4 of the 6 races will be counted in the Championship. If 4 races are used this must include one race at each distance. Every finisher will score points. Scores are based on the competitor’s time behind the average of the first five finishers. Your score will then be taken away from 100 to make a positive score. If you do not compete in a race you will score zero.
This is an Open Championship. You do not need to be a member of any particular organization or have Welsh qualification to participate. However, to be eligible for an award/prize you must be a paid up member of WFRA by the end of May.
There will be awards for at least the winner in each category and the first Welsh qualifying finisher (if different). Age categories as follows – Open, U/23, O/40, O/50, O/60 O/70
More information available on WFRA site:
Tuesday Night Series.