The Welsh Castles Relay is a 20-stage, 200+ mile relay race between Caernarfon and Cardiff. The route passes within 2 miles of 23 Castles, 14 Forts (Roman or otherwise), 2 Mottes & Bailey and 5 Mottes. The event is a madcap logistical nightmare, ensuring runners for each stage are in the right place at the right time and... it's probably the most fun you can have running!
After a few years' absence, the Manchester YMCA Harriers are looking to enter a team for the 2020 edition of the Welsh Castles Relay. This means we need at least 20 runners who are available on the weekend of 6th-7th June, plus volunteers to drive/support as necessary.
The stages range from between 8.5 to 13.1 miles in distance, with some "mountain" stages. Each stage has a cut-off time; runners are expected to sustain a minimum pace of 9-minutes per mile regardless of the terrain or distance.
Arrangements are tentative at this stage and subject to the club being awarded a place (the race is over-subscribed), however if you want to take part, please book the date in your diary now!