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The Hafren

Rhyd-y-benwych, Llanidloes, Mid Wales

Rhyd-y-benwych

Thu 20th May 2021

1 race

£74.00

Organiser's Description

Stage 1 of the 5 stage 'Severn Challenge'. In order to get to the source of the Severn, the race start takes competitors through a near four mile mountain trek, up the Plynlimon which has been described as the most dangerous mountain in Wales, due mainly to the splattered and concealed bogs, so best progress will be made in keeping to the designated routes! Competitors can then commence their journey on Britain’s longest river path. Hopefully nobody will have pulled out before this point!

Good news - the altitude drop from the source at this stage is a remarkable 1,600ft! And at 27 miles, this is one of the shorter sections of the Severn Challenge!

Please note that ALL our races are now cup-free which means we will not be supplying cups and you will need to bring your own. We will provide water and squash dispensers and cola bottles for you to pour into your own cup.

Races

  • The Hafren Ultra Standard Solo

    27 Miles

    £74.00 CLOSED

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  • The Hafren Ultra Standard Solo

    27 Miles

    £74.00 CLOSED
What's Included

All finishers will receive a finishers medal. An Original Buff will be awarded to the first male / female competitor, and will be presented to them at the end of the race.

Race Logistics

Entrants must arrive at Rhyd-y-benwych picnic area in Wales between 10:00 – 10:30 on the 21st May 2020 for registration. Race start will be 10:30.

The race is point to point and it is the competitors responsibility to make their own travel arrangements in getting to the start and leaving at the finish.

Further Race Details

Camping
Camping facilities are only free of charge to those competing in The Severn Challenge event. If you are only doing 1 or 2 days you can camp but at an additional fee and this must be booked and paid for in advance. Please contact info@ultrarunningltd.co.uk for more information.

Finishers Medals and Awards
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. An Original Buff will be awarded to the first male / female competitor, and will be presented to them at the end of the race.

Please note that bookings within four weeks of the event cannot guarantee their medal type, as all orders are placed at this time.

Hiring of GPS equipment
As with all of Ultra Running Ltd Events, entrants have the facility to hire a Garmin for the duration of the race should they wish to do so at a nominal fee. For more information please click HERE

Navigation & Maps
Link to Maps / GPS / Route Instructions can be found HERE

In line with the race rules, you must maintain a minimum of 4mph. This equates to the following mandatory cut-off times (assuming a 10:30 race start);

Hafren CP1 will close at 12:30

Hafren CP2 will close at 14:10

Outside these times you will not be allowed to continue.

Race Rules

The following are the race rules that apply to all Ultra Running Ltd events and should be adhered to by all race participants.

Each participant will be given a race number which must be clearly attached by safety pins to the front chest. If this is not clearly visible you may be delayed at checkpoints. Teams must have pre-registered before the day and consist of at least three competitors who will also count as individual competitors amongst the rankings. For a Team to successfully complete the race, a minimum of three members of that Team must finish.

Each participant must make sure he/she is carrying all items detailed in the mandatory kit list

You cannot change your race entry category or team once the race has started.

Relay team members: All originally designated members of a team must complete the leg they have chosen, and the following team member must not start the race until the person they are handing over from has arrived at that CP, otherwise automatic disqualification will apply. Changes to the team members and/or race order can only be made up until the team has signed in on the day of the race.

Competitors must go through all check points and it is their sole responsibility to ensure that the check point attendant has recorded their race number and entry/exit time along with any injuries; failure to do so at any check point will mean the competitor has failed to complete the race and will be disqualified.

All entrants must be 20 years or over on the start day of the race

Mandatory Kit List

Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race

  1. Backpack or equivalent
  2. Head Torch with spare batteries
  3. Ordnance Survey Map 150 (Our downloadable maps are ok)
  4. Compass or GPS device
  5. Whistle
  6. Mobile phone
  7. Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
  8. Basic first Aid Kit

Competitor Retirement

If any competitor has to retire for whatever reason they must contact the race organisers immediately, either by advising a checkpoint attendant or by telephoning the emergency number which will be written on the race numbers of each competitor.

Time Constraints

The organisers want to give every competitor the opportunity of completing the race and will, where reasonable practicable, allow generous opening times of CP Stations; the allowance should be within an average of 4.0 miles per hour. If you fall below the 4.0 miles per hour you will be pulled from the race without concession.

Cancellation

In the event of Ultra Running Ltd. having to cancel the event, an alternative date will be provided. If re-scheduling of the event isn’t possible, or a competitor cannot make the revised date. URL undertakes to refund payments received, less any out of pocket expenses which are determined at 25%.

For all other circumstances, including Competitor cancellations due to personal reasons, refunds are not allowed. But at the discretion of the organisers an entry may be transferred to the following years race providing the request is within four weeks of the event date.

Any ‘transferred races’ or ‘reduced rate races’ are not refundable or transferable in any respect.

Race Photography

Ultra Running Ltd. reserve all exclusive rights relating to photographic coverage of their races. By entering an event, participants agree that Ultra Running Ltd may exclusively use any photographic or textual content captured during the event for advertisement purposes.

Severn Challenge Stages

This event is Stage 1 of the 5 stage 'Severn Challenge'. You can enter as many or as few as you like, or enter the full 'Severn Challenge'.

Stage 1 (26 miles) (10:30 start from Rhyd-y-benwch picnic area)
Hafren to Maesmawr B&B
Thursday 21st May 2020

Stage 2 (45 miles) (07:30 start)
Maesmawr B&B to Wingfield Arms campsite
Friday 22nd May 2020

Stage 3 (60 miles) (07:30 start)
Wingfield Arms campsite to Top Barn, Holt
Saturday 23rd May 2020

Stage 4 (60 miles) (07:30 start)
Top Barn to Manor Farm
Sunday 24th May 2020

Stage 5 (27 miles) (07:30 start)
Manor Farm to 'Severn Beach'
Monday 25th May 2020

Total race distance 218 miles


The Severn Challenge

The Hafren Ultra

The Severn Plod Ultra

The Severn Path Ultra

The Severn Way Ultra

The Bristol Severn Ultra

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Rhyd-y-benwych, Llanidloes, Mid Wales