FENIX SOUTH WALES 200
5th to 10th APRIL 2023
Houston, we have a problem – This Wild Horse is returning to kick off our 200 mile series in 2023.
Description of the FENIX South Wales 200 route:
You have 120 hours (5 days) to complete a 200 mile trail run across South Wales. The route has 30,187 feet of climbing. One memorable and monstrous run across the trails and mountains of South Wales, along Offa’s Dyke, traversing the Beacons Way before catching the Heart Of Wales Line on to the Wales Coast Path and finish line at Worm’s Head.
The race is well supported with aid stations serving real food, sleep stations, skilled medical team, live tracking of runners, and classic finisher buckles as well as other glorious swag to take home.
Cut off times:
This is a non stop race, which means we will be bucking things up with a strict 120 hours to complete the race. Once the clock starts it does not stop until you reach the finish line. There will be 3 optional sleep stations along the course and all runners must make the 100 mile marker before the clock hits 55 hours. Otherwise it is game over.
Checkpoints will be approximately every 25 miles and we do allow (encourage) runners to have their own crew – although it is possible to run un-crewed (screwed) and we will take care of you.
Of course the checkpoints will include all the goodies you’d expect from a long ass race – warm food, warm drinks, cold food, cold drinks, medical attention, a moral boosting hug and the odd beer if that get’s you moving forward again. Got a dietary requirement? No problem, just let us know!
Drop bags are extremely important for this event and the system will allow each runner to access their drop bag roughly every 25 miles. Meaning runners must pick and choose wisely as to what they will need for the next 25 miles. Don’t worry, there are shops along the route and we will also be doing water drops for any longer stretches.
Drop bag limits / dimensions – 45 cm x 75.5 cm x 45cm; Volume: 132 litres. Plenty of space. Any bags larger than these dimensions will not be transported. Plastic boxes or suitcases will not be allowed. Each runner is entitled to one drop bag for the duration of the event, which will go to every checkpoint.
WAIT… IT’S A POINT TO POINT EVENT… HOW DO I GET HOME?
We appreciate Worm’s Head isn’t exactly in the middle of a city and the chances of grabbing an Uber are pretty slim. Don’t you worry though, we’ve got you covered. The day before the event, we’ll be offering a free shuttle bus service from Worm’s Head (Finish Line) to Chepstow (Start Line) and anyone who sign’s up is entitled to jump onboard for free, yes free!
What about your car though? Well, the kind folk at the National Trust have kindly offered to let our runners park in their car park. There is a small cost to this though and the fee is £25.00 for 5 days – which is a direct payment to the National Trust on the day.
Meaning, when you burst over the line – your car will be waiting for you to drive home (once you’ve rested for a bit and are in a fit state to drive).
You’re travelling internationally? How do you get to wales?
Well my friend, Wales is pretty accessible – we’d recommend searching for flights to either London, Bristol, Birmingham or Manchester. Chepstow, which is the location for the start of the event is well connected with a train station and plenty of hotel options. Worm’s Head is a little trickier but there are public transport links heading to Swansea, which is well connected with a major train station and plenty of hotel options.
Can people watch you in real time?
Hell yeah! Each runner will receive a tracker at the start of the race and all your friends, family and complete strangers can watch live online. Dot watching at it’s finest! The tracking link will be made available the day before the event.
What race bling do you get?
The coveted Fenix South Wales 200 Belt Buckle (for finishers only)
Wild Horse 200 Tech T-shirt
South Wales 200 Map Print from Waymarked Art
Wild Horse / Harrier Buff
Harrier Reusable Cup
The cost to enter the Fenix South Wales 200 is £399.00. You can pay this upfront via Si Entries or if you’d like to pay the entry fee in instalments then we will work with you to make this possible. Please see example below;
Example Option – 3 monthly payments. Month 1 – £149.00. Month 2 – £125.00. Month 3 – £125.00. Please note Month 1 is a deposit payment and non refundable if a runner pull’s out before the event.
We are a reasonable bunch and will always work with a runner to open the door to our 200 mile events!
What to expect once you sign up –
A friendly welcome to the party (event) email will be sent to the email address you registered with. Be sure to join the super duper Wild Horse 200 Community Group on Facebook and get to know your fellow runners – we promise they won’t bite!
The next time you will hear from us (directly) will be in the form of an email 8 weeks before your chosen event, then another email 4 weeks before the event and a final email 2 weeks before the event.
Alas that isn’t the final peace of communication – please keep an eye out for a phone call from our Race Director a week before the event is due to take place – don’t worry you haven’t done anything wrong – it’s a peace of mind call to make sure you are ready for the big day!
That’s it guys, we won’t bombard you with useless information and we’ll see you at the start line!