The Severn Plod Ultra
Stage 2 of the 5 stage 'Severn Challenge'. This 45 mile route follows a path away from the River, going through Hollybush, Rhyd-y-felin, rejoining the River Severn at Dolerw Park, passing the Gorsedd stone circle, which marks the site of Newton's Eisteddfod.
Continue along the River Severn, which joins the Montgomery Canal Walk, past the Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, Welshpool, Offa’s Dyke Path, Breidden Hills through to Montford Bridge. Onward through Bicton entering the outskirts of Shrewsbury and finally reaching the Wingfield Arms Camping Site.
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.
The Severn Plod Ultra Standard Solo. 45 miles.£79 BOOK
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.
Runners must arrive for registration at Maesmawr B&B between 06:00 and 06:30 on the 22nd May 2020. The race will start at 07:30. Please note if everyone is there before 07:30 we may start earlier.
Address: Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB, United Kingdom
Please note this is a point to point run – competitors must arrange their own transportation from the finish back home. Relay runners must also arrange their own transportation between checkpoints for their relay team.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Typical CP Food
Example of what may be on offer – malt loaf, jam, peanut butter, cheese and marmite sandwiches, sweets, squash and coke. We would ask however that you do not rely on these alone and take only what you need with consideration for the other runners still to come in to the checkpoints.
Finishers Medals and Awards
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. The first male / female finisher will also receive an Original Buff which 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. This is because we have committed to orders 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 Instruction 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 7:30 race start);
Severn Plod CP1 will close at 09:15
Severn Plod CP2 will close at 11:45
Severn Pold CP3 will close at 14:15
Severn Plod CP4 will close at 16:15
Outside these times you will not be allowed to continue.
This event is Stage 2 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
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