Howies Spud Run
Don’t be a couch potato, lace up your trainers and join us this summer as howies holds its second annual potato-based trail running event; The Spud Run! It’s going to be a 10 or 25 kilometre run around the Marloes headland on the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in west Wales.
The route starts with a salty trot across the beach at Marloes Sands, followed by some curly singletrack, a mash dash up some steps, a few wedgy rock sections and some stream crossings before quickly running out of potato puns.
The Spud Run is open to runners of all abilities, from first-timers and beginners to experts and club runners, all with an emphasis on fun (nobody will be breaking any World records).
- Howies Spud Run t-shirt, made from nice organic cotton
- Tea, coffee and cake for everyone at the finish line courtesy of Coaltown Coffee Roasters.
Prizes include a 20kg bag of Trehill Farm potatoes for first place, a 10kg bag for second and 5kg for third, plus spot prizes from howies.
Runwayskiln Cafe, Marloes, Pembrokeshire SA62 3BH
By car: Follow the A40 to Haverford West. At Salutation Square Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Freemens Way/A4076. After 1.2 miles, at Merlins Bridge Roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Merlin's Hill/A487, then turn left onto the B4327, which will take you to your destination. Use postcode SA62 3BH for your Satnav.
By train: The nearest train station is at Haverford West, which is 13 miles away. The usual service pattern is one train every two hours in each direction: southwards to Milford Haven, and and East/northwards to Manchester Piccadilly via Swansea, Cardiff Central and Hereford.
Runwayskiln Cafe is 150 metres from the National Trust car park at Marloes Sands and parking charges apply:
National Trust Member - Free
Non NT Member - £5 all day. (goes to National Trust)
Registration from 8.30am
You’ll pick up your race number and timing ‘chip’ on the day.
Age Restrictions: Entrants must be 15 or older to enter
Refunds & transfers: If you change your mind, we will issue full refunds up until the 31st May. After that time we will no longer be able to issue any refunds but will continue to accept transfer requests by email to email@example.com up until the Monday before the race.
Your route will be a rugged loop of undulating singletrack, starting at the Runwayskiln Cafe, Marloes, and taking you along the beach at Marloes Sands then back up onto the grassy trails of the coast path, with rocky sections, river crossings, steps and lots of other fun stuff.
It’s not often you get to run an event like this in such a stunning location, so don’t forget to soak up the views along the way, take your time and enjoy yourself... and try not to run out of steam.
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