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How hard is the Snowdonia marathon?

How hard is the Snowdonia marathon?

A challenge worth training for This is by no means a flat race. With elevations of 1,100ft along the Llanberis Pass starting at just mile two and a gruelling 1,200ft climb at Bwlch y Groes starting at mile 21 (known as ‘Hellfire Pass’ and one of the UK’s toughest cycle climbs, for your information), it’s challenging.

Is it hard to run up Snowdon?

The various routes up the mountain are generally straightforward to navigate, however it is a serious and exposed mountain so make sure you’re properly kitted-out and prepared for any weather.

How fit do you need to be to climb Snowdon?

Anyone who is reasonably fit with no health problems should be able to walk up and down Snowdon in under 8 hours. You shouldn’t need to ‘train’ specifically for the walk, but of course any extra uphill walking beforehand will help and the fitter you are then the more you’ll enjoy it!

Can I take my dog up Snowdon?

A common question for hikers and tourists is: can I take my dog up Snowdon? In short, the answer is YES. With many easy-access footpaths, the open sky, and miles to roam, Snowdonia is the perfect place to take your dog. Like the majority of Wales, really.

How long is the Snowdonia Marathon?

27 miles
Probably the biggest trail marathon in the UK, the Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a challenge in every sense of the word. Ascending 1,685 metres over 27 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, this epic race will circumnavigate and eventually climb Wales’ highest peak – Snowdon.

What is the route of the Snowdon Marathon?

Route and Profile The route follows the A4086 and climbs to the top of the Llanberis Pass (Pen y Pass 1.100ft). Dropping down to the Pen Y Cwyryd junction, the race then follows the old road along to the campsite until it joins the A498. This 2km section is farm track, downhill, then the surface returns to the tarmac.

Are there toilets on Snowdon?

You will likely be aware of the Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre known as Hafod Eryri which has a cafe, souvenir shops and toilets however it shouldn’t be relied on as the facilities aren’t always open. It typically opens from late Spring until the last weekend in October but will be closed on bad weather days.

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