Link to 2019 race results:
Race information pack now available
Link to race information pack: https://bit.ly/2WvsB25
5 Mile Mixed Terrain Race
Porthkerry Country Park, Barry
Now in its 14th year, it’s a chip-timed 5 mile (approx.) mixed terrain race set largely within the 220 acres of Porthkerry Country Park with stunning views of the Bristol Channel and Glamorgan Heritage Coast. This race has established itself as a popular fixture on the local running calendar and hosted the prestigious Welsh Short Course Trail Championship in 2015. It sold out in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
The course is challenging enough for experienced runners but is equally suited to newer runners looking to try a short mixed terrain race.
Note: Change of Race Route for 2019
Please note that because of major sewer work being undertaken by Welsh Water affecting the 4 Fields and Cwm Barri parts of the course, the race route will have to be altered for 2019. The work means that approximately 1 km of the normal course in this area (between miles 3 and 4) will be out of action.
This distance will be made up at the start of the race, by incorporating a full anti-clockwise loop of the main field (The Meadow) followed by a short ‘Reverse Z’-shaped loop near the start/finish – just over a mile in total. The course will be unchanged between this point and the 4 Fields, with the last 0.6 miles, from the bottom of Cwm Barri to the finish, also unchanged from previous years.
The new course map and elevation profile can be seen below.