Welcome to the "Cambrian Endurance - alpha series" the first in our "Endurance" series of events, which introduces the participant to the mental and physical standard sought by this series of Events.
This self-supported 40km (25m) "endurance challenge" against the clock is hosted annually in spring, which takes the participants from the Clun Forest over some challenging terrain in the Cambrian Mountains back to Llanidloes.
The route Starts out at Barretts in the Clun Forest and follows trail and minor road heading West through the Ceri Forest over Ceri Hill towards Black Gate (nr the source of the rivers Ithon and Mule). From Black Gate the route continues in a North-Westerly direction to Bryn Gwyn, and from Bryn Gwyn South-West over Yr Allt Gethin and its southerly hills towards the Llandinam Windfarm. From the Llandinam Windfarm the route continues East to join Glyndwr's Way heading through Newchapel to the Finish in the Llanidloes Town Centre.
Don't underestimate this event just because it is categorised as the first event in the Endurance Series! This route of mixed trail and mountain road with an elevation gain of +1,758m -1,548m over 40km (25m), is a demanding course that will test your limits and push you beyond your perceived boundaries, while you try to complete this against the clock in under 8 hours. The unforgiving terrain of the Cambrian Mountains accompanied by the unpredictable weather will enhance the challenge for those who dare to take this on.
The challenge is intensified for participants in the main "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 "clean fatigue" category. You may Walk, TAB, Run or crawl the course, but it must be completed in under 8hours!
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. For those who require guidance or a refresher in Navigation and associated skills, a pre-event Navigation Day Course can be organised at the participant's request.
Please note, this event is held in Spring 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 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.
All participants who successfully complete the Event will receive a unique event patch and be treated to an after-event catered meal and refreshments at the Crown & Anchor Public House in Llanidloes.
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 a fantastic day on the Cambrian Mountains that will push you to the limit and test your boundaries. Have you got what it takes ..... do you dare?!
• EVENT DATE: Saturday 28th March 2020
• CATERGORY: Hard
• COMPLETION TIME: In under 8 hours
• VENUE: Cambrian Mountains
• PARTICPANTS: 35 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
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