Running and Endurance

Snowdonia Half Marathon – April 2014 A scenic Half Marathon set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst which played host to the World Trail Running Championships in 2013. The park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. 2014 sees the third running of this very scenic race, there were 700 runners who took part in the 2013 race, feedback suggests everyone enjoyed the race with lots of comments about the tough hill in the middle, but they said that it made the course a challenge and gave them a sense of achievement. Oh and the special medal went down well. (Forrest Hill Non Stop) This year we intend to make this Half Marathon not just a great race but a great event, we are working with the local community to ensure your race day or weekend is memorable and encourages you to return year on year. RunWales are proud of the events we organise, with the emphasis on the runners enjoyment of the whole event, this is what we expect as runners and so will provide for you. A slight change to the course this year following feedback from runners, its seems it should be a little more challenging given the name “Snowdonia Half Marathon” so we have listened and oh yes it is now more challenging, we have taken out the Betws y Coed section and re-routed you after Lake Geirionydd back down to near Gwydyr Castle and then back up to the top and down the hill you get a medal for, good luck guys, you’ll need it!!! You will leave Llanrwst on 6th April 2014 and tell your Family, Friends and Colleagues “I did it, I completed the Snowdonia Half Marathon” Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon Sunday 17 May 2014  The Slateman triathlon is a classic and iconic race. There are very few events which can offer this unique mix of incredible countryside and scenery, the awesome challenge of rugged Snowdonia, the genuine warmth of the Welsh welcome as well as the amazing triathlon carnival for everyone to enjoy.  We don’t only claim to deliver all of this…we do deliver! Don’t just take our word for it though, read some 2013 testimonials here. We are proud to have been shortlisted for Best Welsh Event 2013. New for […]

Read More
Mountain Biking in Snowdonia

Betws-y-Coed is surrounded by the Gwydyr Forest in breathtaking scenery. It is easily accessible from the A5, A470 or A55 making it a great location to base yourself for a Mountain Biking weekend to remember and Bryn Bella is ideally situated for Mountain Bikers of all abilities. Bryn Bella is set a very short ride away from the start of the Marin Trail (Gwydyr Trail), Penmachno with its two trail loops and only a short drive from Coed-y-Brenin, the mountain bike Mecca of North Wales. If you are looking for something gentler for all the family to enjoy then you will not be disappointed as the area has some of the most enjoyable forest tracks for you to explore. With garage parking for your bikes, maintenance stand for running repairs and washing facilities to clean them after a great day out, why not relax afterwards on our sun terrace and relive those big climbs, bigger descents and magnificent views all over again. Forgotten something or need urgent spares, never fear as Beics Betws are within walking distance of Bryn Bella. Tucked away behind the Post Office their shop is staffed with enthusiastic staff happy to meet your needs be they repairs, spares or hire of some of the latest bikes available. View the Beics_Betws website. Or visit 1868 Racing in Llanrwst who aim to provide a friendly, professional and efficient service to all their customers, whether they are just in for a tube or buying a new bike. Bryn Bella your first stop for Mountain Biking in North Wales.

Read More