Welcome to the "Endurance - spartan series", the 3rd in the endurance series of events, that leads those who successfully complete it into the final challenge of the series the "Endurance - dark moon (special edition).
To register for this event, participants must have successfully completed the "High Walk - summer series" or "High Walk- winter series", the "Endurance - alpha series", and the "Endurance - summer series".
The "Endurance - spartan series" is a self-supported 65km (40mile) gruelling long walk across the Cambrian Mountains from south-west to north-east over some challenging but scenic terrain. The event is classified as "hard" and is in a hi- endurance category.
The route starts at the foothill of Bryn Mawr in the Tywi Forest (North of the Llyn Brianne Reservoir) following the Camddwr North-West, over Esgair Ambor continuing North-West, then over Garn Gorn to head North and then North-East to Strata Florida.
From Strata Florida the route continues around the foothill of Esgair-y-Garn to head North-West to Ffair-Rhos. From Ffair-Rhos the route continues North-East over the Disused Mines to head North and then North-West to Pont-rhyd-groes.
From Pont-rhyd-gros the route follows the Afon Ystwyth to head East to Cwmystwyth. From Cwmystwyth the route heads North-West through the Rhos Peiran Wood to reach Nant Syddion, then heads North-East through Banc Nantycreuau Wood to reach the Cae Gaer Roman Fort in the Peraidd Fynydd Wood.
From the Cae Gaer Roman Fort the route follows the Afon Gwy East and then South-East through Troed-yr-esgair to reach Llangurig. Then from Llangurig the route heads North-East over Pen-hyle-mawr to Marsh's Pool and continues over Cefn-y-bwlch to reach the Finish in Llanidloes.
With an Ascent +2,052m and -2,276m (of elevation gain), this route will push the participants to their limits, test their perceived boundaries, and push them beyond their wildest expectations.
The challenge is intensified for participants in the main self-supported "load- bearing" category who will carry a 35lb(15.8kg) load across the course. Those who still wish to test themselves on the course without carrying a load, may enter in the self-supported "clean fatigue" category. You may Walk, TAB, Run or crawl the course, but it must be completed in under 13 hours!
Our preference would be for participants to enter as minimum 2 Person Team, which would support safety in undertaking and completing this challenging course.
A support team of Marshals and Directing Staff will monitor progress of the participants throughout the course, whilst intermittent Check Points will record progress and monitor participant welfare.
A recommended itinerary of required equipment and rations will be provided in the Event Pack 5 days prior to the Event.
Please note, this event is held at the of the Summer and is classified in a "Hard" category, which requires the participants to possess a high level of fitness, have extensive experience in similar long distance trekking events, possess good navigational skills and a high level of physical/metal resolve to undertake and successfully complete the event in such exposed wilderness terrain with the good possibility of all the adverse elements of the season being against you. It is mandatory that all participants wear appropriate clothing to suit mountain terrain and weather conditions, carry the essential personal safety and navigational equipment with a full understanding of its respective use, carry/consume hi-calorie food and adequate water to sustain themselves during the event in both Entry Categories of the event.
In respect to footwear, Participants in the load-bearing category must wear appropriate mountain boots with good ankle support; whilst Participants in the clean fatigue category may wear suitable fell-running or approach shoes. Trainers or any such unsuitable footwear will not be permitted.
There will be no exceptions in these requisites, where participants who do not comply will not be permitted to partake in the event. Sorry, but this is primarily for your own personal safety, and also to alleviate the risk of you compromising the safety of others.
A unique memento of the event will be given to all participants who successfully complete the event, whilst the 1st, 2nd & 3rd best times over the course will receive a unique certificate for their efforts in both categories.
Also, can all those who are interested in partaking, kindly visit our Cambrian Mountain Events Facebook Page, like the page, and confirm their intent to partake on the Facebook Page Event section as well, as we are looking to build a Facebook Community following for our events. All notifications and updates respective to the event will be posted on this Facebook Page.
The event organising team reserve the right to change sections of the Route or Check Point Locations prior to the Event, due to terrain associated restrictions or any other factors that could compromise the safety and welfare of the participants and support staff alike.
If you are up for a challenge, come and join us for another fantastic event in the Cambrian Mountains, that will push you to the limit and test your boundaries beyond your wildest expectations.
• EVENT DATE: Saturday 29th of September 2018
• CATERGORY: Hard /Hi-endurance
• VENUE: Cambrian Mountains
• PARTICPANTS: Maximum 25 Entrants
• COST: £45 per entrant
Sorry, no Children below the age of 13 years due to Safety Reasons. Young-persons from 13-18 can only partake in the "Self-supported clean fatigue" category. All young-persons between the ages of 13-18 years must be accompanied by their Parent or Guardian.
We look forward to seeing you there ..... The CME Organising Team