The Pen Llyn Ultra 75 "The Classic"
75 MILE RACE INFO & TIMETABLE
Starting at 5am from the beach next to Aberech Sands Caravan Park, the route entices the competitors along the coastal path towards Llanbedrog & Abersoch then out towards the tip of Pen Llyn with the coastal path taking you along all nooks and crannies, with views across to the St Tudwals islands and over the Cilan headland where you might get a glimpse of the Welsh Wild horses.
A long stretch of the sandy beach of Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth), then across towards Rhiw where shortly after the mystical island of Enlli comes into view.
The route from Aberdaron to Ty Coch is certainly the toughest with most of the path being undulated underfoot, it really tests your now depleted energy levels.
Large crowds at Ty Coch and fatigued legs and mind can prove the undoing of the most seasoned runner. This checkpoint is the biggest for competitors to call it a day. So beware!
Along the path and through Nefyn heading towards Nant this part of the route will test your navigation and the descent towards Nant is a short-lived sense of joy as your faced with the climb towards the top.
Tarmac time! for the next 17 miles with an opportunity to visit a traditional Welsh Farmhouse (CP7) then off towards the final leg of the course with a cheeky 2.7mile beach finish.
Once signed up we have various free recce weekends and a competitor’s Facebook group to share hints and tips.
With a 24hour cut off and varied course terrain, this race is really drawing the attention of the international competitor, with runners travelling from as far away as Holland, France & Israel.
Train hard and you will really enjoy this race, if you don’t it will demolish you.
For 2019, the 75 mile race is worth 4 points.