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THWARTED REBELLION - WINTER - EVENT

The Thwarted Rebellion is a 75 mile (120 Km) Ultra Marathon in Mid Wales starting on 30th October 2020. It follows the first 75 miles of the Glyndŵr's Way National Trail with a total ascent of just over 12,500ft (3810m). The event starts in Knighton, just on the Welsh border and finishes in Machynlleth. It is one of the most beautiful and demanding ultra running routes in the UK.

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The Glyndŵr's Way National Trail is an unusual National Trail as it doesn’t follow any particular geographic features or any historic routes and offers a great ultra running change. It is named after Owain Glyndwr who led a rebellion against the English and the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. The Glyndŵr’s Way is an arbitrary route merely linking a variety of towns and villages with Glyndŵr connections. This the reason for its unusual V shape.

The race starts at 19:00 on Friday the 30th October 2020 and has a 40 hour time limit to reach Machynlleth (11:00 on Sunday 1st November 2020). Meaning competitors must average just 1.85 miles (3km) per hour to complete the race. There are 2 checkpoints on route that all competitors must pass through within a time limit. Each checkpoint is a community hall/leisure centre that is well stocked with food, hot drinks and water for competitors to recharge and re-supply.

Each competitor is given a GPS tracking device so we can track the atheletes all times during the race and family and friends can watch the races progress online. The GPS tracker is also equipped with a SOS button, so if you do have a problem we can find you.

If you want or need to withdraw from the event after starting, we will transport you to your nearest checkpoint where you can arrange your own transport home from there.

Coach Option

Coaches can be booked at time of entry allowing to park your car at Machynlleth and get the coach to the start in Knighton, the coach cost is £10

Countryside Code

The route of the race goes through farm land, farms, private forests and private estates. As such the countryside code must be followed at all times. You are responsible for the opening and closing of gates during the race.

What you get

  • GPS Tracker to use on the event. Family and spectators can track your progress online
  • Finishers medal
  • On course food, hot drink and water at checkpoints
  • Event safety cover

Taking Part

You do not have to have completed any qualifying races prior to entry but you MUST be prepared to be in remote locations for long periods and adverse weather and probably on your own. By entering the race you are stating that you deal with the conditions you will face in Wales in November. You are also stating that you can employ a level head in difficult conditions and not take unnecessary risks.

Drop Bag/Finish Bag

There is NO drop bags for this event, 1 finish bag is allowed and this will be made available to you at the finish in Machynlleth. Finish bags must be compact and completely sealed when you give them to us at the start.

Crew and Pacers

Athletes are allowed their own support crew but not pacers, please ensure all support crew park responsibly and do not hinder checkpoint staff or other athletes.

GPS Trackers

Everyone will be issued with a GPS tracker at registration in Knighton, the tracker MUST be turned on at all times for the full duration of the race. The GPS trackers will be constantly monitored by many members of the Up Hill Down Dale team, this is for your safety and also so we can see where you’ve been (just in case anyone is thinking of cutting corners). The Up Hill Down Dale team reserve the right to disqualify any participants who cut the route short or ‘modify’ the route for unfair advantage. It is also important that you DO NOT LOSE the tracker. If a tracker is lost, you will be charged a fee of £120 for the replacement of the device.

Timing System

You will be issued with a SportIdent dibber at registration which will be used to time you during the event, it will be attached to you wrist and you will be dibbed in at each checkpoint and at the finish, you will be shown the procedure at registration. Full and individual results will be issued post event. It is also important that you DO NOT LOSE the dibber, If a dibber is lost you will be charged a fee of £25 for the replacement of the device.

Athlete Information Document

The Athlete Information Document can be viewed and downloaded here

UTMB® and ITRA

The Twarted Rebellion is a ITRA and UTMB® qualifying race and has been awarded 5 points by the ITRA and UTMB®

Payment Terms

Early bird price is £130, Full price from 01/03/20 is £150

Withdrawals/Cancellations

If for any reason you are unable to attend the race, there will not be a refund or an option to defer your entry, however you are welcome to transfer your entry to another competitor via SiEntries, the cut off for transfers is 28 days prior to the start of the event..

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