Welsh Castles Relay

Stage Information

Full information about all the stages can be found in the official documentation.

GPX Files and Profiles

The official Welsh Castles Relay website has links to individual GPX files including profiles which will be useful for those running mountain stages. View the files here.

Start/Stage 1 | LL55 2AU

Caernarfon Castle to Penygroes – 9.1 Miles | Ascent 447ft
Start Time: 1000 | Cut-Off Time: 86 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Rachel Lewis (01:12:08)

Stage 2 | LL54 6NE

Penygroes to Criccieth Castle – 10.7 Miles | Ascent 370ft
Start Time: 1100 | Cut-Off Time: 102 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Andrew Jones (01:15:34)

Stage 3 | LL52 0HB (Mountain Stage)

Criccieth Castle to Maentwrog – 12.3 Miles | Ascent 938ft
Start Time: 1155 | Cut-Off Time: 117 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Damian Williams (1:23:09)

Stage 4 | LL41 4HL

Maentwrog to Harlech Castle – 9.5 Miles | Ascent: 482ft
Start Time: 1300 | Cut-Off Time: 90 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Gavin Patterson (00:57:36)

Stage 5 | LL46 2UB

Harlech Castle to Barmouth – 9.6 Miles | Ascent: 461ft
Start Time: 1350 | Cut-Off Time: 91 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Julie Cashell (01:09:34)

Stage 6 | LL42 1BX

Barmouth to Dolgellau – 10.7 Miles | Ascent: 718ft
Start Time: 1440 | Cut-Off Time: 102 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Darryl Cook (01:12:29)

Stage 7 | LL40 1DF (Mountain Stage)

Dolgellau to Dinas Mawddwy – 10.1 Miles | Ascent: 1,472ft
Start Time: 1535 | Cut-Off Time: 96 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Marc Bloomfield (01:04:46)

Stage 8 | SY20 9JA

Dinas Mawddwy to Foel – 10.8 Miles | Ascent: 1,017ft
Start Time: 1625 | Cut-Off Time: 103 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Michael Cope (01:08:31)

Stage 9 | SY21 ONS

Foel to Llanfair Caereinion – 8.5 Miles | Ascent: 324ft
Start Time: 1710 | Cut-Off Time: 81 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Ian Kent (00:54:06)

Stage 10 | SY21 ORQ (Mountain Stage)

Llanfair Caereinion to Newtown – 13.1 Miles | Ascent 1,110ft
Start Time: 1750 | Cut-Off Time: 124 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Stephen Carter (01:31:36)

Stage 11 | SY16 1LH (Mountain Stage)

Newtown to Llanbadarn Fynydd – 12.3 Miles | Ascent 1,296ft
Start Time: 0700 | Cut-Off Time: 117 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Simon Lewis (01:21:53)

Stage 12 | LD1 6YH

Llanbadarn Fynydd to Crossgates – 11.2 Miles | Ascent: 503ft
Start Time: 0805 | Cut-Off Time: 106 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Matthew James Trinder (01:13:57)

Stage 13 | LD1 6HN

Crossgates to Builth Wells – 10.6 Miles | Ascent: 522ft
Start Time: 0900 | Cut-Off Time: 101 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete:  Ian Davies (01:15:17)

Stage 14 | LD2 3SS (Mountain Stage)

Builth Wells to Drovers Arms – 10.8 Miles | Ascent 1,619ft
Start Time: 0955 | Cut-Off Time: 103 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Sam Lewis Jones (01:14:05)

Stage 15 | LD2 3HY

Epynt Visitor Centre to Brecon – 12.8 Miles | Ascent: 495ft
Start Time: 1055 | Cut-Off Time: 122 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Damian Caswell (01:30:26)

Stage 16 | LD3 7AF (Mountain Stage)

Brecon Town Canal Basin to Torpantau – 12.64 Miles | Ascent 1,179ft
Start Time: 1155 | Cut-Off Time: 119 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Nicola Jukes (01:05:51)

Stage 17 | LD3 8NL

Taf Fechan Railway Station to Cyfarthfa Castle – 9.2 Miles | Ascent: 407ft
Start Time: 1240 | Cut-Off Time: 83 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Neil Lloyd (00:58:41)

Stage 18 | CF48 1UT

Merthyr Tydfil (Rhyd-y-Car Centre) to Abercynon (Navigation Park) – 9.1 Miles | Ascent: 389ft
Start Time: 1340 | Cut-Off Time: 86 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Lauren Cooper (00:53:53 Ladies Stage Winner)

Stage 19 | CF45 4SN

Abercynon (Navigation Park) to Nantgarw – 7.7 Miles  | Ascent 278ft
Start Time: 1425 | Cut-Off Time: 73 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete: Robert Gale (00:53:56)

Stage 20 | CF83 1AB

Caerphilly Castle to Cardiff Castle – 10.1Miles | Ascent: 205ft
Start Time: 1500 | Cut-Off Time: 94 Mins
2017 PBBRC Athlete:  Lee Aherne (00:56:07 Veteran Stage Winner)

Finish in the park just beyond Blackweir, Cardiff at approx 1600

 


Complete Reference Book

The following document contains all information about the Welsh Castles Relay including detailed information about each leg of the relay, information for drivers and marshals and other essential information.

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Information for Drivers

The following document contains the relevant information for the drivers supporting our runners.

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Information for Marshals

The following document contains the relevant information for the marshals supporting the event.

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