2 Hill Forts - date changed
2 Hill Forts has been put back a week from Sunday 11th August to Sunday 18th August.
There is a new HQ and course - a great mixture of challenging, yet runnable terrain makes this a great way to spend a Summer's afternoon! With the start, finish and HQ based Plas Dolben Farm, Llangynhafal, there'll be lots of drinks and cakes on offer - you are well placed to replenish afterwards too!
Please follow signage to the venue from Llangynhafal village - registration will be open from 11.45am and the race shall start at 1pm.
Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur are the 2 Hillforts you'll tackle over a course that is 7.5 miles in length with 2500ft of ascent.
Please see https://out-fit.co.uk/e/2-hillforts-fell-race-660 for details of this race.
Cwmcerwyn - Sun 28th July - CANCELLED
This race has been cancelled due to indisposition of the Race Organiser.
Four Fans date change / South Wales Series
The Four Fans race will now be held on 27th July. Note that this race is still in the South Wales Series (details). Following this change of date, the number of races to count in the Series has been reduced from 4 to 3, i.e. your best 3 races to count in the Series, see the S Wales Series flyer. here.
Following reports from race organisers we have had cause to discipline two competitors following their breach of the rules pertaining to the carrying of safety kit.
1. Cader Idris, Sat 18th May. It was reported that a competitor ran with kit; but handed it to spectator on the return leg at Ty Nant. We recognise that the high mountain section had been completed, but there was still a clear requirement to possess kit throughout the race.
Upon being challenged on the issue the individual accepted the breach and apologised.
The runner concerned has been issued a formal warning.
2. Ras y Moelwyn, Sat 25th May. It was reported that a competitor ran the full race without kit.
Upon being challenged on the issue the individual fully accepted the breach and apologised.
The runner has been banned from competing in WFRA registered races for 2 calendar months. Organisers of races taking place during that period will be notified of the runner’s name.
Unfortunately, there is also a third case pending which took place around the same time at the Preseli Ultrabeast. Having one case to deal with is disappointing, but three in as many weeks is particularly so.
The WFRA takes competitor safety seriously. Runners are reminded that you have a responsibility to yourselves, and we will support race organisers in every case where breaches are reported.
Remember - always take your kit with you; and comply with the requirements of the organiser of that race
Following the running of Ras y Aran (AM, 10 miles/3100') on Sat 30th March, it was reported that a competitor deliberately competed without safety kit despite plenty of notice that it was required.
Aran Fawddwy is a notoriously unpredictable mountain with weather that can catch out the hardiest fellrunner.
After fellow competitors reported this to the organiser he was disqualified and informed that he would be reported to the WFRA. His immediate response was to apologise and accepted that his was a poor decision and agreed with the disqualification.
After consideration of the facts the WFRA committee have unanimously agreed that the individual should be banned from competing in WFRA registered races for a period of 2 months. It was also agreed that given his contrite response if the individual concerned agreed to marshal for a race his ban would be reduced by a month (which he has agreed to do).
The competitor concerned has therefore been banned from competing for the month of April. Organisers of races during this period have been informed for details.
The WFRA take competitor safety seriously, and we fully support race organisers in minimising the risk to them, and also other competitors who might need to give over their kit to a fellow competitor who haven't got theirs.
Remember - always take your kit with you, and comply with the requirements of the organiser of that race.
WFRA Basic Navigation for Fell Runners – Sat 18th May
Cancelled due to insufficient numbers.
Mynd Dragon - 28th April CANCELLED
After talks with the National Trust the RO has decided to cancel the Mynd Dragon Fell Race which was due to be held on 28th April. This is due both to both being restricted to certain areas and the paperwork being increased to disproportionate levels for a race with no more than 50 in it.
South Wales Mountain Trial - Sunday 28th April 11.30
Please note that the details for this race are now as follows. This is a South Wales Championship race. If you want to do it you will have to pre-enter.
Apologies for discrepancies in the published calendar and SW Series leaflet. Please direct any queries to Andy Creber (details below)
The South Wales Mountain Trial (*) AM 17.5km/1090m 11miles/3600ft ER/LK/NS
Details: 11.30 am £10 pre-entry via fabian.co.uk only. Teams of 3
Venue: Storey Arms, LD3 8NL. Good navigational skills essential. You will be vetted before starting.
Completely unmarked course. Premarked map supplied 10s before your start. Interval starts. Sound basic nav skills will get you around. But you’ll need much more to do well.
Age limit: Over 18
Records: New race