Celtic Christmas Trail Races

One last race before Christmas, including free mince pie!


Location
Dare Valley Country Park
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 7RG
Wales
Date and time
08:00 - 09:45
Saturday, 18th of December 2021


It's time to do a last christmas run before going and eating and drinking too much over Christmas and New Year, so time to make a pre-emptive strike on the christmas binge!

We are going to do the lovely Celtic Trail Races over in the bit between Swansea and the Brecon Beacons, ending at Aberdare in "the valleys".

Fancy Dress is mandatory, (Christmas theme recommended!)

This race is a bit remote so make sure you can get to the finish, and then book the coach to the start (or try and workout some lift sharing logistics)

The medal looks cool too!

Race Info

The Celtic Trail Races are three exciting trail running races following the old high level route the 'Coed Morgannwg Way'.

The Coed Morgannwg way is a dramatic route following ancient tracks of Celtic origin, with amazing views across the Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountain, South Wales Valleys, and South Wales Coast . The route goes through woodlands, pastures, moorland and mountainsides. It is a fast, fun, runnable route following some of Wales hidden trails.

There are 3 race distances to choose from-

  • The Celtic Ultra is a 32 mile linear route from Margam to Dare Valley County Park.

  • The Celtic Trail 20 Race is a 20 mile linear route from Afon Argoed Forest to Dare Valley County Park.

  • The Celtic Trail Half Marathon is a 13 mile linear route from Resolven to Dare Valley Park.

All courses are FULLY MARKED.



Who's going

  • Charlene Chung
  • John Shirley
  • Bristol runner
  • Jer Boon
  • Alice Dalrymple
  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner

Discussion

John Shirley
John Shirley
Sunday October 31st, 2021 14:28

went there in the summer, a lovely park, but sadly the ParkRun hadn't restarted yet

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Location
Dare Valley Country Park
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 7RG
Wales
Date and time
08:00 - 09:45
Saturday, 18th of December 2021


Sign up by 9:00pm on Saturday 4th December so we can let Matt know who to expect.


Dare Valley Country Park
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 7RG
Wales

As the route is linear you will need to either get dropped off and picked up or park your car at The Finish at Dare Valley Park and catch one of the busses provided to the various race starts. If you want to catch the bus you need to select this option when you sign up. You will be able to leave a drop bag at the start that will be transported to the finish for you.


Matt Garnett
Led by Matt Garnett

GoodGym Bristol TaskForce member


What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.

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