Please let me know asap if your details are wrong….or not even there! 😉 Now you’ve seen what the Tshirts look like and want one(even though you hadn’t ordered one previously) then you can still do so up till the 25th April clearly indicating size.
Cheers all. 😉
Ps- Last date to make sure you get a full goody bag including slate coaster is 26th April!
It’s been busy busy in Beast HQ the past few days. Sorting out entries and placing orders for various Beastly things. The designer queen that is Mrs P and myself(with some help from Rhyds!), have come up with a different slogan and got the designs for the Tees done too! So, what do you think?
Yes, more updates from Beast HQ. Firstly, the entries update shows that the Beast Bach has reached 74 and is closing slowly on the Preseli Beast which has today reached 84! Thanks to all of you who have entered, and please check details on the list if you’ve entered.
Sponsorship letters have gone out to the fabulous local businesses this week, and we’ve already have a 1/3rd of the trophies sponsored for! The race numbers have kindly been sponsored by Etts electrical, and we have a Tshirt sponsor by ‘The Globe’. Handy for refreshments after a hard day in the hills!!! Thank you all.
We’ve come up with this years branding around the slate coaster? In the past we’ve had ‘Can you tame the Beast’, ‘Return of the Beast’, ‘Burden of the Beast’, and ‘Desolation of the Beast’. This year however is the 5th year, and although we’re not using the word Beast, it sort of suits our sense of humour………Flit of the Five Fanged Fiend! The Beast will have lost one of it’s fangs, and they’d also have grown too!!!
We’ve also been busy coming up with a design for the Tshirt, and although we don’t have a design to show you yet, we reckon you’re going to like it.
So entries are continuing to come in at a steady flow. The Beast is storming ahead, and it’s already surpassed previous years entries. If you’ve entered, please check all your details are correct on the list by clicking on either of the respective races in blue below.
Cotswolds Carmarthen have agreed again to support the event by giving Solomon sports bags to the winners, giving discount vouchers for their store as well as helping to fill the goody bags. Thank you Cotswolds Carmarthen. 😉
Etts electrical have already signed up to sponsor the race numbers. Thank you. 😉
First the good- I’m honoured to announce that the 24 mile Preseli Beast race has been chosen to be in the Welsh champs fell series for the first time…….ever! It’s been part of the South Wales series before, but not the welsh champs. The series comprises of six races-3 in the North, 3 in the South, and it’s a great excuse of running in some new races. To qualify for the champs series you need to take part in at least 3 of the 6 in the series, and there’s a very good chance of coming away with a prize as not many can manage 4 of the 6. The Beast also happens to be the first in the series, and is the only long category race! Welsh Champs series
Now for the ‘sort of’ not so good news…….I won’t be running the UltrabeasT in 2017! Why? Three reasons; 1-It will hopefully boost numbers for the 24 miler and make it into a cracking champs race; 2- It will hopefully make you think about doing the series and boost numbers for the other races in the series; 3-I have the biggest race in my life a few weeks after and will be trying to save as much time to train and rest for that. It’s going to be tough enough anyway!!! I hope those wanting to do the UB will understand my reasons. For those who have never done the Preseli Beast, then enter it as even that’s tough enough!!! And if you still want to run a bit more than 24 miles, then why not run back up to the highest top via the ‘wall of death’!!!
Yes, the final race in the series is Sat 15th at 1pm. Registration is at the Tourist Information centre in Long street, Newport. The start is just up the road at the top of Market st. Entry is £3, which includes tea and cake. 😉
A huge THANK YOU to Bluestone Brewery who have agreed to sponsor the category winners prizes……..of their finest ales. Thank you.
There will also be a social run after clearing up of the TIC along the coastal path, and up onto Ingli common at a more relaxing pace to sample the views out over Newport bay. All abilities welcome.
We had great weather for the first race in April which was won by Aled Jones-Davies(TROTs) in 30:23, some 20 secs in front of Heddwyn Evans(Emlyn flyers/WCT). There was even less of a gap between 3rd placed Jonny Sable( Rhedwyr Preseli) and 6th with only 20 secs between the 4 positions. David Warren(1st M50), who was actually late starting, finished a cracking 5th and might have won overall if he’d have started on time! Jason Wilkins(Cardigan RR was 1st M40 in 7th, whilse M60’s little powerhouse Malcolm Clash(Rhedwyr Preseli) was 10th. He was closely followed by 1st lady Nerys Jones(TROTS)11th, whilst 1st F50 was Helen Williams(TROTs). Carn Ingli killer April results
June’s 2nd race saw brilliant conditions with a sea mist cooling things down over Newport. It warmed up as they climbed up to the summit, with some cracking views over Newport bay…..if you dared to look!. Times were smashed with newbie to the race Alan Latter(Team Cemais) coming in 28:13, whilst Heddwyn was 2nd again but in a better time than previously in 28:23. Heddwyn currently leads overall as he’s done two races so far, but all that could change on the final race. Another newbie to the race was David Cole(WCT) who was actually 1st to the summit, but his off-roading skills weren’t quite fast enough to keep the pack at bay and finished a very credible 3rd in 29:44. Rhedwyr Preseli’s M60’s running man on fire Malcolm Clash came in 6th overall, whilst M50’s TROTs runner Andrew Clement just pipped M40’s Cardigan RR Jason Wilkins for 9th. Only female to run this time around was CardiganRR Jane Wilkins who was 2:40 quicker than her first outing. Carn Ingli killer June ’16
Most runners were a minute or so quicker than their first race, and everyone enjoyed the usual post race cuppa and cake back at the visitor centre on Long st. Thank you to the visitor centre for letting us the venue.
This was the view I had whilst picking up the markers after everyone had eaten all the cake and gone home! 😉
Huge thank you to the helpers and marshals out on the course. These races would not happen without their help.
Last of the three races is on September 14th at 7pm.