The Pembrokeshire 100 mile Race
12th - 13th May 2018
The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Dale to St Dogmaels. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a designated national trail and is widely regarded as the most breathtaking coastline in Britain-from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries. This 100 mile race represents a formidable physical challenge set against a rugged, beautiful backdrop - one seasoned 100 mile runner said "that was the hardest Coastal 100 mile race I've done"! The race starts in the pictureseque village of Dale, just outside Milford Haven and follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the finish in St Dogmaels, Cardigan.
0545 - Coach pick up from St Dogmaels
0555 - Coach pick up from Cardigan Castle
0615 - Registration in Dale
0645 - Coach drop off Dale
0730 - Registration closes
0730 - Race brief in Dale
0800 - Race starts
1800 - Cut off 36 hours
Checkpoint Provisional Locations
CP1 - Broad Haven (15miles)
CP2 - Solva (32miles) (drop bags)
CP3 - St Justininas (42.5)
CP4 - Porthgain (54miles)
CP5 - Pwll Deri (64miles) (drop bags)
CP6 - Fishguard (75 miles)
CP7 - Newport (86 miles)
Checkpoints will provide water and a range of snacks. In addition you are able to utilise the many shops, pubs and cafes you find along the route.
The route is self-navigation and participants will need to have a basic understanding of map reading. However, the whole route follows the well-marked Pembrokeshire / Wales Coastal Path (WCP) and is therefore signposted very well. It is possible to navigate the route completely using the WCP signs. A gps file will be available. You will receive a printed 1:50 map on a small scale with the route on it. The route is very easy to follow and very well signposted. If you want a more detailed map you may wish to bring the excellent and lightweight Pembrokeshire Coast Harvey map, or the cicerone guide book for Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Drop Bags & Transport of Kit
We transport two waterproof dry bags of 25 litres or less - one will go to checkpoint 2 at 32 miles and the other to checkpoint 5 at 64 miles. Drop bags should be heavy duty and waterproof as they will be stored outside even when wet. They must include all your kit and there should be nothing attached or hanging off.
This MUST be carried at all times and will be checked at registration before you receive your race number. (NO KIT = NO NUMBER!)
Waterproof jacket , water proof trousers, upper body long thermal (warm) mid layer top, warm hat, gloves, torch (emergency type is fine), whistle, compass (which can take a bearing), suitable footwear, foil survival blanket or foil bivy bag, first aid kit (to include: blister plasters, sterile dressing and bandage or tape), mobile phone, map and instructions, water bottle 1 litre minimum, appropriate food for the event duration.
Advisory / Optional
Thermal and or fleece top (in addition to compulsory long sleeve top), sun cream, lower body base layer or trousers, hydration tablets,
Money, sunglasses, GPS.
Coach Transport, Accommodation and Car Parking
There will be coach transport from the finish in St Dogmaels to the start in Dale. This will be on the morning of the race leaving St Dogmaels at 0630. There will be an additional pick up in Cardigan at 0640.
It is your choice where you stay on the Friday night and whether you use the bus service provided, but you must attend the briefing and registration in Dale on the Saturday morning. There are numerous parking facilities in both St Dogmaels and Cardigan, the majority of which have a long stay pay and display option for £9. We will detail the best ones in the pre-event notes.
Entries open on Friday 1st August 2017.
The price of the 100 mile race is £110 before the 1st of September or £130 after the 1st of September 2017.
There are 100 places for the race in 2018.
All entries are via the sientries online entry system at the following link.