Lon Las Cymru is a 250 mile cycle route starting in Holyhead and finishing in Cardiff Bay. On a good day, with a nice tail wind, I suspect it’d be a nice ride as the cycle route winds it’s way across Wales.
The rub is that I’m not cycling, I’m running.
Another rub; it’s all road.
The official description;
'A 250 mile non-stop race from Holyhead to Cardiff Bay down the centre of Wales crossing several mountain ranges. Mostly on road, you will be virtually self sufficient which will make this an incredibly difficult challenge as you would come to expect from COCKBAIN EVENTS.
You will follow Sustrans cycle route 8 all the way, with the last 55 miles along the 'Taff Trail', making this possibly the longest non-stop road ultra in the UK.
As will all our events this will be no-nonsense, basic and low key designed to push you to your limits'.
Mark Cockbain Race Director
This is not my cup of tea at all, in fact it is going to be grim from the start and will only get grimmer as I get deeper into it. I can 100% guarantee you that I will not enjoy this one bit.
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