NotRaces Series

Designed as open races whilst we wait for the racing to return.

As Covid-19 restrictions lift please be mindful of the local communities. No large groups, no littering, close all gates, please support local businesses but not at the expense of the local community. Run safe, enjoy yourself.

Super Winter Series: Rather than monthly contests – during winter and due to various local lockdowns etc the courses will be kept open to allow people to run weekdays & weekends when best suits their schedule (or quarantine). I will attempt to tally the scores but forgive me if I get bored.

Use MapRunF or send me a gpx file ( else take a pic at the start finish and each checkpoint or even do full old skool then just record your times at start/fin & each checkpoint and email through – I will take your word on it – but trust me maprunf is the way forward.

If you run one please consider donating a small amount (£2) to support these ongoing projects.

Results – MapRunF:
I will post a separate roll of honour results sheet including the manual entries etc.

GPX file upload link:


Losing Dywyll 2 25k

Top Gaer 25k

Bluebell Bounce Map 25K

Super Series Courses – entries 15th Nov – until the end of time?

MapRunF files for all superseries: Select events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/SuperSeries

4th Dec – Oernant – Llangollen (11.5k 600m) – Mostly good fell paths

4th Dec – Graigfechnuns – Clwydians via Craggy Island (12k 600m) – Mostly paths or open fell

4th Dec – Cowlyd – Snowdonia (10.5k 750m) – Hard rough fells

29th Nov – Ormegasm – Conwy (13k 700m) – Hard nav – good running

22nd Nov – EmptyCan BeerWolf in Denbigh – Denbigh Moors (13k 300m)

15th Nov – Losing Dywyll To Live (Moel Dywyll) – Clwydians (10k 500m)
Losing Dywyll

October Courses – entries 25th Sept – 15th Nov

3F’s AL ER NS – open
22k 850m – track & path throughout – set as a start anywhere course (suggest Cilcain Waterworks, Pothole Layby or top of Rainbow Hill (Gwernymynydd))
MapRunF file: Select events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Nov20/3Fs

Moel-y-Parc AM LK/NS – open
Circa 11k 550m – bit of track, fell & path
MapRunF file: Select events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Oct20/Moel-y-Parc

Clwydian Hills Recce AM LK/NS/ER – open
Qualifier for the main race 25th October
Circa 14.5k 900m – bit up & down
Clwydian Hills 25k
Info Sheet 2020 – Note: CP8 Moel Famau Summit is the TRIG POINT
MapRunF file: Select events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Oct20/ClwydianHillsRecce
Likely will bleep like crazy at CP1/CP9 – sorry its a feature!

Drakeford3 AL LK/NS/ER – open
Circa 21k 600m – Nearly 3 Trigs
MapRunF file: Select events:
Setup as a START ANYWHERE course – allows you to start at any checkpoint (you finish at the same checkpoint). Suggested startpoints & parking: Turn-off layby for Llandegla OPA, CP5 War Memorial plaza Bwlchgwyn, CP2 you should be able to park at junction just to north SJ 242 559.

September Courses – entries 1st (Sep) – 4th (Oct)

Bryn Alyn (and Findeg) BS LK/NS – open
Circa 9.5k 350m mostly path & trail (easier)
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Sept20/BrynAlyn

Worlds End AM LK/ER/NS – open
14-16k 750m mostly path, tricky ascent/descent dependant on route, few bit of good nav/recce required for best lines (tough)
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Sept20/WorldsEnd

Tal Y Fan AL LK/ER/NS – open
Circa 20k 1200m up down trail path rough arse descents – hard day out if the sea mist rolls in (tougher)
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Sept20/TalYFan

August Courses – still open to run

Llanarmon Challenge
Circa 12k 500m mostly trail & paths (easiest nav)
Map 1:25000 @ A4
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Aug20/LlanarmonChallenge

Llangynhafal Challenge (The Green Green Grass then a bit more)
Circa 11k 550m mixture of fell and trail
Map 1:25000 @A4
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Aug20/LlangynhafalChallenge

Halkyn Challenge
Circa 14.5k 330m mostly trail but good navigation test if not familiar with area (most difficult nav)
Map 1:25000 @ A4
Halkyn Challenge 25k
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/ClwydNotRaces/Aug20/HalkynChallenge

July Courses – still open to run

Llanferres Challenge
Circa 10.5k 550m mostly trail & paths with a tiny bit of fell (easiest)
Map 1:25000 @ A4
Llanferres Challenge Map
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Jul20/LlanferresChallenge

Cilcain Challenge
Circa 12.5k 550m mostly trail but with a few ‘fell’ options available.
Map 1:25000 @ A4
Cilcain Challenge Map
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Jul20/CilcainChallenge

Horseshoe Challenge
Circa 12k 700m mixture of fell and trail (most difficult)
Map 1:25000 @A4
Horseshoe Challenge Map
MapRunF file: Select Events: UK/Wales/Clwyd/NotRaces/Jul20/HorseshoeChallenge