Trellech Beacon Dash
On the Day Entries
We will be taking entries on the day.
Registration is from 9:30-10:30am at the Babington Centre (Trellech Village Hall), NP25 4PA. Hope to see you there!
About the Race
The Trellech Beacon Dash is a brand new c.10km multi-terrain running race for 2017. Brought to you by Spirit of Monmouth Running Club (who also organise the Kymin Dash and the Monmouth Santa Fun Run) with the Babington Centre (aka Trellech Village Hall), a registered charity.
The 2017 race will be held at 11am on Sunday October 22nd.
Registration is from 9:30-10:30am at the Babington Centre, Trellech (NP25 4PA) - also known as Trellech Village Hall. Look out for car park marshals at the school entrance and opposite (doctor's surgery via Roman Way). Please drive carefully in the village. Marshals will show runners to the start - a short walk from the Babington Centre.
When we say multi-terrain, we aren't kidding! There is tarmac, forestry track, woodland trails and farmland. Trail shoes are strongly recommended as parts of the course could potentially be very muddy and waterlogged.
Just like the Kymin Dash, the race starts on a hill! Much of the first two miles is uphill (though not as steep as the Kymin). The good news is that once you have reached the Trellech Beacon, the rest of the race is fairly flat or downhill. There will be a separate prize for the first man and lady to reach the Beacon - plus the glory of being crowned "King" or "Queen" of the Beacon. The race has about 400ft of ascent in total.
The other advantage of the uphill climb at the beginning is that (in good weather), there are lots of far-reaching views to enjoy. We don't think there are many running races with views of the Brecon Beacons, the Malvern Hills, Monmouthshire AND the Wye Valley - even the Severn Bridge can be seen from the route! And of course the woodlands of Monmouthshire, through which the route runs, are stunning in late October.
The race includes a short stretch of country lane - which will be closed for the race - and of course there will be lots of marshals to help guide runners through the woodland. There will be a water station at approx 4 miles. On the way back to Trellech, the route crosses some fields (with fantastic views down to Trellech and beyond). There are some stiles to climb over between the fields and the final part of the race is along a lovely gently downward-sloping tarmac driveway to the finish.
For all race participants, there will be refreshments at the Babington Centre after the race plus a little memento of the race. There will be prizes for King and Queen of the Beacon, Overall winners and age category winners.
The race is affiliated with Welsh Athletics, online entry can be found here: https://www.fullonsport.com/event/71963/profileEntry is £10/£12 (affiliated/unaffiliated) on the day.
If you have any questions at all about the race, you can message us on Facebook or at TrellechBeaconDash@gmail.com.
We hope to see you there!
Spirit of Monmouth Running Club
Thank you to the following companies for their support with this event
Beautiful ceramic wall tiles with floral designs. Hand-decorated in the Wye Valley. Dozens of designs at FloralTiles.co.uk.
At Wild Trail, we make our delicious fruit and nut bars from just five simple and natural ingredients that are nutritionally balanced to give you SIMPLE. OUTDOOR. ENERGY. As part of Brighter Foods, we make all our bars in Tywyn, Wales and also have offices in Monmouth. Every bar is gluten and dairy free, no added sugar, high in fibre and vegetarian/vegan. What inspired us to create our tasty bars? Our own wild trails of course. Looking out from our factory is Snowdonia’s Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock) and from our Monmouth office is The Kymin. That’s why we make snacks that encourage you to get outside, get active and enjoy your own Wild Trail… whatever or wherever that may be.
Kingstone Brewery: traditional bitters, IPA's, and ales made in a Welsh micro brewery in Tintern.
The Lion Inn, Trellech
The Lion Inn is the only traditional inn in the ancient village of Trellech. It consists of two rooms, both with open fires and exposed wooden beams. One room is used as a traditional village bar, the other as a restaurant area.
The pub stocks a fine range of real ales and ciders, as well as the traditional range of keg Lagers, Bitters, Ciders, Guinness and Spirits including a large range of whiskies, Gins and Rums.
The whole emphasis of the pub is towards the traditional - Traditional Beers, Real Ciders, Quality Home Made Food and a Friendly atmosphere.