Right, entries are coming in at a ridiculous pace for the 11 mile Beast Bach so I’m to capping it at 220(I had originally said 200!) Currently at 207!!! If you want to run, then you really do need to get your skates on. Otherwise, man up and do the bigger one! lol Reasons for capping it is the volume of runners at the bottle necks especially through the woods after 1/2 mile. Plus registration at the hall, and parking in the village could be an issue.
It’s all go at Beast HQ. Trophies have been proofed, and in my mind they look fab. Slightly different from previous years, but just as good. 😉
Beastly rub down! Oh, I say!!! For those of you who fancy a rub down after your hard efforts, then you’ll be pleased to hear that local lad Daniel Salmon who’s doing his 3rd year Sports Rehab, conditioning and massage degree will be on hand to try and sort out your aches and pains. It’s free, but if you’d like to give a donation for his time and troubles. 😉
The slate coaster should be here by the end of this week. Thanks Maricraft slate world. 🙂
We have LOTS of cake in the freezer already, which was lovingly donated by Wynn Cliff from the Anniversary Waltz/Teenager with Altitude race. They’re cakealicous! Not that I’ve tried any of course!!! :p There’s even more cake coming down from the North too. Ee by gwm, dey know ha ta bake oop der! :p
Now, there’s a slight change of plan for the Friday night with regards to if you wanted to sleep in the hall. The hall is now being used by a small theatre company for a small play. The small front room(where people have slept in previously(and has space for about 12people) will be available from approx. 7pm, and the whole hall and back room will be free after approx 11pm. You can either watch the play, or the Globe Inn is within crawling distance!!! :p The small kitchenette will be available too, but you might have to be twinkletoes as it’s right next to the hall! :p
Current entrants as of Wed 25/04. 😉
Beast Bach Entries 2018 – 183 entrants
Preseli Beast Entries 2018 – 68 entrants
Ultrabeast Entries 2018 – 42 entrants.
Race numbers have been ordered, and they’ve been sponsored again by Etts electrical services. Thank you. Your race number will be finalised during the week before the race. At the moment the current entry list shows everyone together in their relevant categories so you can see who you’re up against. Final numbers will be given by surname A-Z. 😉
Some UltrabeasT news!
I need to point out a few things about the cut off point at Foel Feddau, and it is the point at which you leave the 24 mile route on towards Foel Drygarn. Should you be over the cut off time here, or decide to not head out to Foel Drygarn, then you must tell the marshals here this and they will write ‘PB’ on your race number, and a line through it. This will let the finishing line marshals know that you are running the 24 miler instead and you will be given a finishing time and result in the Preseli Beast race. When you return to the finishing area in Maenclochog, you must also remember to finish in the Preseli Beast(24m) funnel. Failure to do this could result in you being given a wrong time, and cause confusion for the timing marshals. It’s confusing enough as it is with three races finishing at the same time!
I’m trying to sort the mammoth job of working out where all the marshals are going, not an easy task when trying to fit in some new ones. I’m incredibly lucky to have such a fabulous bunch of people who really make the whole event so great. Thank you marshals. 😉 If you’d like to help out, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. 😉
Right, I think that’s it for now. Thanks all.
So, the trophies for all the categories have been ordered. A whopping 62, yes, that’s right, 62 trophies!!! Phew! And believe it or not, there are still some categories that nobody has entered for!!! Okay, so it’s for the Ultrabeast which is pretty tough and it’s probably going to get the least number of entrants. Where are the tough F50s in the Ultrabeast, and there’s only 1 OF currently entered too! 🙂 I’m sure some will step up to the mark before the day.
A huge Thank you to all the sponsors. Please click below to see the whopping trophy list and their sponsors.
Huge Thanks to Etts electrical for agreeing to sponsor the race numbers again. 😉
I’ve also updated the entry list, so please have a look to check if your details are correct on there. It’s also good to have a sneaky look at who you’re up against!
More good news is that Jacob Martin from Mid Nowhere productions is doing another Beastly film for us. He’s done amazingly well to take soooooo much footage over the years. He probably runs around just as much as all you runners. Please find his previous Beastly films, you never know you could already be famous if you’ve previously tamed the Beast. :p
Beast Bach entries seem to be racing in and although there’s ‘only’ 125 entered so far, I will be capping it at 200 ‘if’ it reaches that far. The Preseli Beast and UltrabeasT entries are also coming in, and it seems some of you are in a quandry on which one to do. Perhaps it’s just too tough! And where are the ladies(apart from the F40s’)? Click on either of the below to see who’s already entered. To find names easier, click on race entered, go to category entered, then find first name in alphabetical order. Simples.!
Firstly, the entry update as of 18th March ’18. Next update will be in approx 10days time. Please let me know if there are any discrepancies on the list.
2nd Update. I’ve had an amazing response already from some of the local businesses wishing to support the Beast. Thanks to Caffi’r Sgwar, and The Globe Inn for supporting the T-shirts. Then onto the trophies- Cakes by Carolyn( F18-39 UB), Ivor Rees and sons electrical(F18-39, F40, F50, F60 in PB); Pantmawr cheese(team of three Female PB); Phillips and Morris builders, Clunderwen(M40 PB); Wallace direct Ltd home maintenance(M50 PB, F50 UB, & F50 BB); & Caffi’r Sgwar (1st local male & female in UB). Diolch i chi gyd(Thank you to you all).
Right, some important news!!!!! Since entries opened in February, I’ve had a rethink of the starting times of the Preseli Beast and UltrabeasT? Previously I’ve had the two races starting at different times(9am and 10.30am respectively), but this means that the marshals up until CP 6(approx 18 miles) are out for quite a long time and are hanging about in-between both races. So, to alleviate the issue I’m going to start the two races off at the same ‘new’ time of 10am. What this change of time really means is that the Ultrabeast runners have got time for second breakfast or even a lie in, and the Preseli Beast runners just need to get their skates(or daps) on a tiny bit earlier! I hope you understand my reasons, and in hindsight I should have looked into this before entries opened. If you have entered and are unhappy or concerned, then please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
The other reason for starting the two races together is so that if any of you UltrabeasT runners get timed out at Foel Feddau(start of the 8mile extra circuit) you can still run the Preseli Beast route back and still get a recognised result in the Preseli Beast race.
Cheers, Caz the hat.
So, it’s been quite busy in Beast HQ recently. Entries are still coming in, and it seems that a number of you still can’t decide whether to do the Beast or UltrabeasT. It seems you’re leaving entering until nearer the time to see how training is going. Just so you know you can change your mind which race you actually run in without having to re-enter, but please let me know by email before race day.
Now for the biggest news of all- I was going to change things a little this year(as I do), in that I was thinking of swapping the coaster for a bespoke Beastly buff! It seems that outrage might have set in with past beast tamers, as the coasters are now becoming collectors items! So we’ve decided to keep it the same, and have the Beastly buffs for sale on the day for just £3. You can’t go wrong with these, and I think they look great. Any proceeds(not much I might add) will go into the Beasty(not piggy) bank for me to finally get my own laptop for beastly business as I currently share the one laptop between us!
The T-shirt design has been finalised too. Cheers to Chris WELTON for this. 😉 We haven’t quite decided on the colour though. Decisions decisions!
What do you think?
Trophy sponsor letters have started going out, and I’ve already had some quick replies! Thanks to Cakes by Carolyn, Ivor Rees & sons electrical, Pantmawr cheese, and Etts electrical for sponsoring the numbers again. Thank you all.
If you would like to sponsor a category trophy, then please get in touch. email@example.com
Entries to date, 10/03/18-
To find your name, click on the race you’ve entered below, find what category you’re in, and you should find your name in alphabetical order in that category group. 😉 Please remember any entries after 10/03/18 will not be in this list. Lists get updated every few weeks. 😉
Cheers all. Grrrrrrr. 😉
“So, this Beast from the East thinks it can take on the Beast from the West eh! Well, it might need to know that it’s got it’s work cut out with this Beasts savage looks and gnarly teeth. Not heard of this Beast from the west? Well it’s the Preseli Beast of course. The Preseli Beast fell race is on May 12th, and this is its 6th year. During it’s time many runners from all over the country have tried to tame this beast, and It’s been known to make even the strongest man or woman wimper. With it’s three Beastly courses and the feared ‘Beasts back’ hill, it ain’t for the faint hearted. The consolation to those who do try and tame this Beast comes in the form of its cheery marhsals, and the table that groans under its weight in cake at the very end.
To find out more about the Beast from the west, then please check out the rest of this website. Grrrrrr.”
Grrrrrr, it’s Sanna the Beast!
Waw, it’s been a busy start since entries opened with many of you getting down and dirty to entering early. 😉 Some new runners, and many returning for more……………cake! 🙂 Thank you everyone. If you’ve entered, can you please check your details and let me know if there’s something wrong or you want me to change. All the entrants on the list are up to the 20th Feb.
Now, what do you think of the front of the Tshirt?
Yes, that’s right folks, entries are now fully open. 🙂
You might notice that the website has had a bit of a makeover. Hopefully this will make it easier for you, and for me. If you can’t find anything that you’re looking, or experiencing issues, then please get in touch.
Below is the logo that will be on the front of the Tshirts this year. Thanks to Chris Welton for designing it. 🙂 Colour might vary.