Enviromental Policy Update:
Please note that ALL our races are now cup-free which means we will not be supplying cups and you will need to bring your own. We will provide water and squash dispensers and cola bottles for you to pour into your own cup.
Very soon we will have our own branded foldable and reusable cups for sale in our web-shop. You can either get these posted out to you in advance or collect them at registration on race day.
24th May 2019
From Maesmawr B&B the route remains away from the river, going through Hollybush, Rhyd-y-felin, and finally rejoining the river Severn at Dolerw Park, passing the Gorsedd stone circle, which marks the site of Newton’s Eisteddfod. Continue along the river Severn which joins the Montgomery Canal Walk, past the Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, Welshpool, Offa’s Dyke Path, Breidden Hills through to Montford Bridge. Onward through Bicton entering the outskirts of Shrewsbury and finally reaching Camp-Two which is the Wingfield Arms Camping Site.
Throughout the race runners need to achieve a minimum 4 mph otherwise they will not be allowed to continue.
To view the finishers “Hall of Fame” click HERE
Event Options and fees
Standard Solo Entry – £75.00
Team Relay Entry – £35.00 per person
Please note this is a point to point run – competitors must arrange their own transportation from the finish back home. Relay runners must also arrange their own transportation between checkpoints for their relay team.
Entry and logistics
Runners must arrive for registration at Maesmawr B&B between 06:00 and 06:30 on the 24th May. The race will start at 07:30. Please note if everyone is there before 07:30 we may start earlier.
Address: Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB, United Kingdom
Camping facilities are only free of charge to those competing in The Severn Challenge event. If you are only doing 1 or 2 days you can camp but at an additional fee and this must be booked and paid for in advance.. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Typical CP Food
Example of what may be on offer – malt loaf, jam, peanut butter, cheese and marmite sandwiches, sweets, squash and coke. We would ask however that you do not rely on these alone and take only what you need with consideration for the other runners still to come in to the checkpoints.
Finishers Medals and Awards
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. The first male / female finisher will also receive an Original Buff which will be presented to them at the end of the race.
Please note that bookings within four weeks of the event cannot guarantee their medal type. This is because we have committed to orders at this time.
Hiring of GPS equipment
As with all of Ultra Running Ltd Events, entrants have the facility to hire a Garmin for the duration of the race should they wish to do so at a nominal fee. For more information please click HERE
Navigation / Maps
Link to Maps / GPS / Route Instruction can be found HERE
By signing up to one of Ultra Running Ltd events you agree to abide by our race rules which you can find HERE
In line with the race rules, you must maintain a minimum of 4mph. This equates to the following mandatory cut-off times (assuming a 7:30 race start);
Severn Plod CP1 will close at 09:15
Severn Plod CP2 will close at 11:45
Severn Pold CP3 will close at 14:15
Severn Plod CP4 will close at 16:15
Outside these times you will not be allowed to continue.