What are the Welsh 3,000s or Welsh 15 Peaks?
Its all 15 of Welsh moutains over 3,000 foot.
It’s a gruelling race with dangerous ridges, technically difficult sections and very limited support. Entrants are required to be excellent navigators even in clag which this part of Snowdonia is susceptible to, vegan for the day at least and extremely experienced fell runners.
Starting at Nant Gwynant as the sun rises the team will first scale Snowdon before going on to climb Crib y Ddysgl and Crib Goch ridge They will then down to Nant Peris for a breather before they head up the torturous Elidir Fawr, and on to Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach then down the scree and up Tryfan. They will then head back down to Ogwen Valley and their last breather before heading up the wonderful Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf, and Foel-fras. Even after the final peak of Foel Fras entrants will still have over 7.5 miles to run!!!
V3K Ultra Extreme
Starting above Rowen take in all the Welsh 3,000s all the way to Snowdon where you'll have to turn around and retrace your steps... as one person said "brutal!"
Due to presure from runners who want to take part but don't fancy Crib Goch or wont be ready for the entire race, we're doing the last section across the Carneddau (no nasty drops, only one big ascent, the rest are more gradual).
This shorter route still manages to take in 7 mountains over 3,000ft
Vegan English 3,000s (VE3K)
New for 2014 we are including a Vegan English 3,000s race. Taking in all 4 of England's mountains over 3,000ft, we decided we'd add a few extra hills for fun!
NB You must be able to navigate for all races!
These races are only suitable for experienced fell runners over our toughest mountain terrain, certainly NOT for the faint hearted!
Runners must be vegan for the day to take part.