The 2023 Welsh 1000m will be on Saturday June 3rd

Entries are now LIVE - Enter here via Fabian4

 
So what’s included in the entry fee this year
 
• Entry to the Long or Short Welsh 1000m Race
• Free Parking at the Race HQ at the field located next to Moel Siabod Café
• Free Coach Travel from Capel Curig to the race starts for Short and Long Races
• Free Shuttle Bus back to Race HQ from Pen-Y-Pass
• Free Hot Food Voucher to be used at the Moel Siabod Café for a Pot of Goulash (Meat and Vegan/GF option available)
• Free Camping at the Race HQ Friday and Saturday nights
• Free entry to Live music Open Mic night on Saturday evening
 
Race Weekend Itinerary
 
Friday – Camping field to open at 4.45pm (Marshalled)
Friday - Race Registration 5pm – 7pm
Friday – Marshal Briefing 7pm-8pm
 
Long Race
 
Saturday – Café open 6.30am
Saturday – Registration 6.30am – 7.15am
Saturday – Coaches leave at 7.30am for Long Race Start 8.30am (Now only one race start time)
 
Short Race
 
Saturday – Registration 9.45am – 10.15am
Saturday – Coach leaves at 10.30am for Short Race Start 11am
There will be an active shuttle bus all day ferrying competitors back from Pen Y Pass to Race HQ from 12.30 onwards
 
Sunday – Breakfast available as usual in the Café and all vehicles to leave the camping field by 11am
Competitors are required to be on the coaches. There will be no registration at either start, and all competitors must register and park at Race HQ from where they will be coached to the start.
 
We would like as many as possible to register on the Friday and All Registrations are at the Cafe
On the Saturday morning there will be the option to order Hot Breakfast baps, and then on the Sunday morning the café will be open as normal for breakfast.
Competitors will register at Moel Siabod Café on Friday evening or at the mini Registration at the Café on Saturday morning
 
The cost of all the extras is included in the race entry fee, and considering the cost of parking in Llanberis and the bus costs in previous years, this does actually make participation in the event cheaper for most competitors. We understand that there will be some local runners who regard the itinerary, particularly the ‘enforced’ coach travel to the starts, as inconvenient, but the future success of the event, and maintaining its current non-commercial format, means that these changes are needed. After much discussion about last year’s race, and deliberation of our future options, we have come to the conclusion that this is the best way forward.
 
This year we will not be offering Tech T-shirts but only commemorative hoodies that can be ordered at Entry Point at a cost of £30
On the Saturday evening there will be the Live Music Open Mic Night which will provide a fun social event for anyone staying overnight on the Saturday.

 

About The Route

Founded in 1971, the long course starts at the sea and after crossing the windswept wilderness of the Carneddau and the rocky moonscape of the Glyderau, it finishes on Yr Wyddfa the highest mountain in England and Wales.

The route takes in the five peaks of Snowdonia exceeding one vertical kilometre. Are you ready to face this gruelling challenge which at 30 km and 2500 metres of climb is a tremendous test of strength, endurance and navigational skills? If you're not sure, we have the shorter “half” route starting in the Ogwen valley and visiting three 1000m peaks

The Welsh 1000s remains one of the most challenging races in North Wales and in the UK crossing some very technical terrain.  This race remains a navigation race where different race lines can be taken apart from certain areas where there is a defined route to take.

Gribin Ridge
All courses ascend the Gribin Ridge in the Ogwen Valley. This section of the route requires a head for heights and use of hands for support; it is a short section of a grade 1 (easiest grade) scramble.  There are marshalls in place here for safety and will offer guidance on the starting point for the ridge

 

The long course route starts at sea level near at Abergwyngregyn, GR 652728, near the foreshore of Conwy Bay, and goes via the summits of Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Glyder Fawr, Pen- yPass Youth Hostel, the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon, 1085m) that is, the ascent of the five 1000 metre peaks of Snowdonia.

The short course starts at Ogwen Cottage, GR 650604 and goes via the summit of Glyder Fawr, Pen-yPass Youth Hostel, the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). If you are a fell runner with experience of running Class A fell running events over rocky and rugged terrain, the fell races are for you.

On the Day Kit Requirements

  • Full Waterproof Cover (taped seams)
  • Spare warm top 
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Route Map (provided by race organiser)
  • Quality Plate Compass
  • Carbohydrate Based Snack (energy bar)
  • Capacity to carry a minimum 500ml water
  • Mobile Phone with Race Organisers Tel No - 07540470631
  • Whistle
  • Survival Bag (not foil blanket)
  • £5 in cash to cover Sherpa bus back to Llanberis if needed if you miss the 3pm cut off

We reserve the right to do a Kit check on any runner randomnly at the start or end of the event

The race finishes on the summit of Snowdon. Please note that the café is not always open. Ensure you have sufficient food and warm clothing for the summit and descent to Llanberis. You will not be able to travel down by train.

We will have made every effort to have water and a small snack available to all runners at the finish on the summit but these have to be rationed to ensure there is enough for everyone in case of hot weather

IMPORTANT - Any runner who decided to withdraw from the event must see a marshall to be retired and also inform the race director by phone that they have not only retired but are safe and off the mountain.

Use of GPS

GPS devices for navigational purposes are not permitted in the 1000 metre Peaks Race in line with WFRA rules for competition.

Explanatory Note: You will be allowed to:

  • wear a watch/ carry a device with GPS functionality
  • record your route using such a device
  • have distance travelled displayed
  • use an altimeter

In an emergency: you are, of course, allowed to use a GPS device to navigate yourself to safety, but must declare yourself as a ‘non-competitive’ participant at the finish.

 You will not be allowed to:

  • follow a pre-loaded GPS (‘breadcrumb’) route
  • use a GPS device which displays a map
  • load checkpoints onto the GPS device

Penalties

If you are found not following the RO’s minimum kit and equipment requirements, you will be disqualified and may be subject to further disciplinary procedures by WFRA

This is a north wales champioship fell race and anyone seen or observed utilising digital guidance for route choice will be disqualified, this is a navigation race

Any competitor seen littering on the course will be disqualified 

On the day tracking

Tracking on the day will be provided by Fabian4 / RaceTek giving us a live feed of all of our competitors start to finish knowing exactly where abouts on the course you are and there will be a constant live feed all day in the Race Control in the Siabod Café.

Below is shown the Dibber that you will see with each marshall at the check points that you will need to scan your dibber onto.

Dibber

 

Below is the Silicon Wristband that each runner will have for dibbing in.

Wristband

 

 

 

There will be a demonstration of the equipment at all 3 starts of the race.

Checkpoints & Control Points

Description

Race Control Sign

Grid Ref

Type

Aber - Start

ABER

649729

DIB

Yr Aryg

ARYG

681674

DIB

Carnedd Llewelyn

LLEWELYN

684644

DIB

Carnedd Dafydd

DAFYDD

663630

DIB

Derelict Wall

WALL

676631

MARSHALL ONLY

MR Centre – Bryn Poeth

BRYN POETH

674607

DIB

+ Drinks / Sweets

Road Crossing

N/A

659602

MARSHALL ONLY

Ogwen Start

OGWEN

652602

DIB 

Gribin Ridge

GRIBIN

650586

MARSHALL ONLY

Glyder Fawr

GYDER FAWR

643579

DIB

Pen Y Pass

PEN Y PASS

648556

DIB

+ Drink & Sweets

3PM CUT OFF

Carnedd Ugain

UGAIN

611552

DIB

Snowdon Summit - FIN

SNOWDON

610544

DIB

 

There are two checkpoints on the course where water, flat coke, jelly sweets will be available this will be at Bryn Poeth and Pen Y Pass both manned dib stations and here you will have the oppurtunity to fill your water bottles.

There will be a strict cut off at 3pm at Pen Y Pass and this will be adhered to and anyone arriving at Pen Y Pass after 3pm will be retired from the event and they will have to hand in there number and dibber.  They will then be responsible for getting themselves back to Llanberis via bus which they will be carrying money for as per the kit requirements.

(The will be a safety vehicle if there are issues with people getting a bus or are in any kind of stress making it not viable to travel on the bus)

 

Bad Weather Route

Whilst every effort will be made to keep the route on the main route, if the weather is seen to be to severe and to much of a risk, the bas weather route can be utilised and will be avilable to be marked on all maps, a decision on this would be made the day before the event and not race morning.

Bad Weather Course

If there is need for a severe weather route for leg 2 from Ogwen to Pen Y Pass it will follow the route by Llyn Bochlwyd, Bwlch Tryfan and down to the Miner's Track and on to Pen Y Pass. Dependent on the state of the river, that route will either cross high up direct to Pen Y Pass or avoid the river by going down to the A4086, turn right along this road past the Gwesty Pen Y Gwryd Hotel and then the road becomes the A498. Turn right, off the road and onto the footpath, which runs parallel to the road, up to Pen Y Pass.

 

 

 

 

 

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