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Race the Train

Race the Train

Race the Train

Sporting Event, Sat 20 Aug 2022

Gwynedd,
LL36 0DF

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Details

This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started.

Race the Train takes place alongside as far as practicable the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. In order to do this all courses use a mixture of public roads, lanes, un-metalled roads, tracks, agricultural land, and rough grazing pastures. The terrain varies all the time and can be very wet & muddy in places, the routes also ascend and descend quite steep terrain and runs on narrow footpaths with little chance of overtaking.

Often the Train, or for many runners the track, is just over the fence and in many places if you coincide with the train your family friends, if they are on the train, will be able to shout encouragement to you!

ROTARY CHALLENGE (14 miles)
This is the classic start on the crest of the main railway line bridge adjacent to the Talyllyn Railway station. Both the runners and the train are started by the train whistle ordered by the timekeeper.

Various Races:
QUARRY CHALLENGE (10k)
DOLGOCH CHALLENGE (5.5 miles)
TYNLLWYNHEN CHALLENGE (3.5 miles)
TODDLERS TROT

Postcode location: LL36 9EY

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Pay & Display Car Park: Rhodfa'r Môr LL36 ODE

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Aug 2022

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Sat 20 Aug Race the Train

Address

Gwynedd,
LL36 0DF

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 585007  Lat: 52.58629 Long: -4.08897

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Tywyn is situated on the A493 coast road and is 15 miles from Machynlleth (A487/A489) and 20 miles from Dolgellau (A470/A494).
The town also has a mainline railway station as well as the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway providing local tourist services.

Tywyn is part of several local and nation bike routes including; NCN route 82, Lon Las Cymru, and Lon Las Cymru (North).

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn station

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Pay & Display Car Park: Rhodfa'r Môr LL36 ODE

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