The Llangollen Round – Run Challenge
is a 1 day, fully guided and supported ‘run’ following the 33 mile circular trail, above the Vale of Llangollen. The route involves 5,303ft of ascent and represents an exhilarating, challenging excursion for those that take it on. The scenery is incredibly varied and spectacular – you’ll take in lofty ridges, rolling hills, swathes of heather moorland and cross a world heritage landmark in addition to a lovely 17th century bridge over the River Dee. It’ll be one to remember!
WalkRun Clwydian are offering a limited number of spaces for this challenge, and will be providing the following, over the course of the day, to make your journey along the Llangollen Round, as safe, stress free and enjoyable as possible:
- Fully Qualified Guides – will be looking after you. Leading you every step of the way, providing medical cover and helping with transportation – you’ll have no worries about getting lost, just relax and enjoy your surroundings and the challenge!
- Checkpoint support – The day is split into 5 sections – approximately 5.5-7 miles in length, and at the end of each one we’ll meet you with your spare gear should you wish to change clothing policy, first aid provision and lots of food and drink to keep you going!
- Replenishment – Whilst it’s recommended that you carry some snacks and water on sections yourself, we’ll both provide and transport suitable foodstuffs and water/energy drinks and will have them waiting for you at the end of each section throughout the day.
- Transport – If the worst happens and you can’t continue, through injury or extreme fatigue – we’ll take care of getting you back to where you need to be. We’ll also carry any spare clothing/footwear or anything else (within reason!) that you may want at some point during the day.
- Event Pack – 3 months ahead of the challenge day, you’ll get a guide on the route itself, an overview of the sections, tips for preparation and training along with other useful pieces of information.
We will be averaging around 3.7mph – a brisk walking pace for most, and this includes stops at the end of each section, so the emphasis is on keeping going, not speed! Think of walking briskly the climbs, jogging the flat sections and running the descents and you’ll end up with this average pace, or thereabouts. The pace will be dictated by the Run Leaders.