Caerphilly Trail 5k and 10k Caerphilly Trail 5k and 10k Caerphilly Trail 5k and 10k Caerphilly Trail 5k and 10k

Caerphilly Trail 5k and 10k

Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan

31 Coed Main, Caerphilly, CF83 1RS, United Kingdom

Sun 19th February 2023

Starting at 10:00

2 races

£22.00 - £26.00

Organiser's Description

A perfect race to start your trail running adventures, test your speed on challenging terrain or simply explore a new area! These are great routes and will be fully marked so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside around Caerphilly. You will pass through fields, woods and, yes, there will be a few hills!

These quiet trails are within a stone’s throw of Cardiff, the capital city, and and yet feel a world away. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling fast race to push you on multi-terrain (there is a great downhill single-track!) or a serene morning on the trails - this race has something for you.

If you've never thought about trail running you must give this a try. There’s no pressure to run the hills, instead you can catch your breath and soak up the scenery before letting gravity carry you through the downhills, reenergising you for the flatter sections. It’s your race!

Races

  • Caerphilly Trail 10k

    £26.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Caerphilly Trail 5k

    £22.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Caerphilly Trail 10k

    £26.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Caerphilly Trail 5k

    £22.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Race HQ with toilets
Medal
Professional race service
Timing
Prizes for top 3 men, top 3 women, 1st male veteran and 1st female veteran
Professional first aid team suitable for off-road races
Adventurous routes (we keep our numbers low so that we can use smaller, more exciting trails)

  • Ecofriendly medal from a local company using sustainable materials
  • Not for profit event that donates proceeds to local causes
  • Professional event with incredible route, accurate timing, supportive volunteers, generous cut off times
  • Professional medical support who specialise in hard to reach/off-road support
  • South Wales's best routes

How to Get There

There is parking available at the venue but please consider using public transport. Caerphilly Train Station is approximately 1 mile away.

Parking

There is ample parking at the venue.

Location

Van Community Centre
Porset Park
Caerphilly
CF83 2YD

Course Details

Both courses are hilly and undulating but with a good balance of uphill and downhill throughout (it's not a fell race!). You will enjoy running through fields, fast singletracks, a stone roman path and a mixture of gravel and muddy paths and tracks. The highest peak is Rudry mountain (which is technically only a hill!) and at the top you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Machen mountain, Caerphilly mountain. Rhymney Ridgeway and Caerphilly town.

Whether you are a first time trail runner or looking to test yourself on fast and technical downhills, these courses have been designed with all runners in mind.

kit list

Being a short race there is no minimum kit. That said, please be sensible. It is February. We recommend
Waterproof top
Thermal base
Trail shoes
Hat and Gloves

Given this is an entry race, you may not know what to get. There is an overwhelming array of lovely very expensive kit out there, and if you are not sure if you want to go trail racing again, then that is a difficult challenge. All we can say is there is no such thing as bad weather, but there are bad clothes.

Get in touch with us if you are unsure - we really want to help you get out there and enjoy Wales all year around. If you need specialist help we can put you in touch with people who will provide expert advise.

timing

Registration opens - 9.00

Caerphilly Trail 5k - 10.30 start
Caerphilly Trail 10k - 10.00 start

You are allowed 2 hours to complete the race. You can walk the entire route

Final Race Cut Off: 12.30

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Who's In

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Doing

Rachel Poulson

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ALEX GALLAGHER

Amie Ellington

Lucy Price

Location

Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan

19 Feb 2023

£22.00 - £26.00

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