Vale of Glamorgan Ultra & Coastal Races

The Vale of Glamorgan Ultra and Coastal Races are the original trail races along the Vale of Glamorgan Coastline, now proudly in their 6th year!

Date Saturday 18th September, 2021
Distance Ultra + other events: 10M, 18.5M
LocationThe Esplanade
Town/CityPenarth
AreaSouth Wales
Start postcodeCF64 3AU
WebsiteVisit website

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The Ultra race is a 32 mile linear route along the entire coast of the Vale of Glamorgan.  The Vale Trail 18 is an 18.5 mile run along the Coast Path passing through the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the Vale Trail 10 follows the last 10 miles of both races. The Ultra route is a UTMB qualifying race worth 2 points.

The Ultra Race starts at 08:00 on the Saturday morning from Penarth Pier. From here the route follows the Wales Coastal Path, almost entirely on trail. It hugs the clifftop passing numerous hidden and rugged bays all the way to the splendid beachside resort of Ogmore-by-sea. The route itself passes 19 beaches, with the final 14 miles travelling along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast with its dramatic cliffs, amazing rock formations, romantic coves and rolling countryside.

The 18.5 mile race starts at 10.30 at in the shadow of the viaduct at Porthkerry Park, Barry, joining the Ultra route on the seashore at Porthkerry.

The 10 mile route starts at 10.30 and joins both the 32 and 18 mile routes as they pass across Llantwit beach.

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