Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales – Just One More Loop - Trail Events Co

Thu 25 Aug 2022

Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales – Just One More Loop

Backyard Ultra is the brainchild of the legendary Lazarus Lake, race director of the Barkley Marathon in the US, who is going to be starting this years event! 

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Location

Y Faenol Estate Capel-y-graig, Menai Bridge Gwynedd LL57 4BP

Competitor Limit

200

Distance

6.676 KM

4.1 Miles

Total Elevation

143 Meters

469 Feet

Entry Fee

£99

Elevation Chart

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Registration

9:00 am

Briefing

10:30 am

Start Time

11:00 am

Cut Off Time

Mon 29th - 11:00 pm

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

Checkpoint information coming soon.

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Backyard Ultra is the brainchild of the legendary Lazarus Lake, race director of the Barkley Marathon in the US, who is going to be starting this years event! 

We are thrilled to have Lazarus join us at the Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales, it’s such a honour!

Backyard Ultra is a form of Ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6706 meters (4.167 miles) in less than an hour on the hour, every hour until only one person remains. 

THERE IS NO FINISH. THERE IS ONLY ONE FINISHER. THE LAST ONE STANDING.

LIMITED ENTRIES.

ENTRY INFORMATION

Backyard Ultra – It’s simple, competitors must complete the 4.167 mile trail route on the hour every hour until only 1 runner remains. 

There will only be 1 athlete who does not receive a DNF and they will be crowned Backyard Ultra Cymru/ Wales Champion.

Unlimited hot and cold food and drink

The format is hugely successful all over the world and originated in the USA.

Please note you must be 18 or over to Enter. 

The course is a mixture of cross country/ trail and gravel track and tarmac

Facilities available are: Camping/ Food & Drink/ Phone Charging Stations/ Power

Entry: £99

What you get:-

* All runners get a bespoke Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales DNF Medal

* Trail Events Morf

* Unlimited Hot and Cold food, plus drinks

RULES

These are basic but must be followed.

The horn will sound exactly on the hour and if you fail to make the starting pen before is sounds you will be disqualified from the event and will become one of the many DNF’s.

A whistle will be blown 3, 2 and 1 minute before the start so you have no excuses for not being on time. 

Each loop must be completed before 9:59:59. 10:00:00 is a DNF

Getting things from your car or tent, going to the toilet or having food is all out of your own time, the event continues no matter what. If you are not at the start you are out.

(If we still need to) Due to Covid restrictions, your spare kit and personal items must remain in your car or tent, you have access to it only in between loops. 

NO poles or any other physical aids are allowed.

You can not have a support crew out on the course.

You are allowed crew at the start/finish area to help you.

To win you must complete one clear solo loop. If 2 of you are out on a loop and one is timed out there will be no need to complete another loop.

The Winner Will Receive:

*A bespoke Trail Events Co trophy

*Trail Events Co Morf

*Free entry into 1 of our future events

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Additional Info


Parking

FREE PARKING FOR RUNNERS

ALL OTHERS

ALL DAY PARKING

FRIDAY 27TH, SATURDAY 28TH, SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST

COST - £5

Number & Timing Chip

For our events, numbers and timing chips are sent to runners in the post approximately 2-4 weeks before the event. Please ensure your address is up to date on the system you used to register. If you enter the event at the last minute, you will be able to collect your bib and timing chip on the day.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

Regarding training weekends, no signage will be provided, as all runs will be guided.

Camping Info

FREE CAMPING TO ALL RUNNERS AND THEIR ONE PERSON SUPPORT TEAM.

ALL OTHERS.

CONTACT [email protected] TO BOOK YOUR CAMPING SPOT

COST £7 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

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