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BUFF WALES
CANICROSS
TRAIL 10K & 5K

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JANUARY 11TH 2020 | AFAN Forest

EVENT DETAILS:

The FIRST EVER Tough Runner Canicross will take place in Afan Forest on the morning of the incredibly popular Buff Wales Trail 10k. The event will take place on Saturday 11th January 2020, 9AM at Bryn Bettws Lodge. The course will be exactly the same as the Buff Wales 10K but PLEASE NOTE: the official Buff Wales Trail 10k will start at 11am therefore the cut off time for the Afan Canicross is 1 hour 40 minutes.

Our most popular 10k race is back for 2020 and we will again be taking in the breath-taking tracks and trails of Afan Forest and after huge demand we have decided to put on a canicross race earlier in the morning giving those who like to run with their dog the opportunity to enjoy the epic course.

The Buff Wales Trail 10k brings you that awesome experience of a 10k & 5K Race that takes you through some of the panoramic views of Afan Forest. The route is mixed with some epic climbs followed but fast and fun downhill before hitting the notorious ‘WALL’ at the end of the 10K race.

This event is open to seasoned trail runners and beginners. So why not join Tough Runner UK and start 2020 off with a bang and get off the road!

WARNING: Please note this event is limited.

RACE ROUTE: See the 10K race route HERE
RACE ROUTE: See the 5K race route HERE (coming soon)

With this race you'll get:

An awesome
race experience

Fully marked and
marshalled route

Stunning
finisher medal

Water
stations

Special award
for top 3 finishers

Electronic
chip timing

Event
facilities & toilets

Fully trained
medics

EVENT SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION OPENS
7.00AM
REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:40
RACE BRIEFING FOR ALL RUNNERS
8:50
START OF THE AFAN CANICROSS 10K
9:00
START OF THE AFAN CANICROSS 5K
9:05
FIRST RUNNERS EXPECTED
11.35
CUT OFF TIME
10.40

REVIEWS FROM FACEBOOK:

Cath Rooke
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They do great events - simples :D. They know what a good trail race looks like - tough climbs, fun descents, stunning views, amazing team of people heading, helping and supporting them to achieve it.
Kay Lawless
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I’ve run the Buff 10 a few times now both daytime and evening events and I keep coming back for more. Challenging enough without being too daunting to return and try and improve.
Kathryn Jones
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What an event !! Fairplay to you all, very well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed. It created such a buzz and great to see so many local people running. Hope you hold the event again next year in our lovely village.
Lyndsy Chuckles McKeown
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I took part in the Afan 10k last weekend. it's was a brilliantly run event and a fantastic course. I will definitely look to book future events with them
Siân Thomas
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Thanks for today. Despite coming last and 'the wall' nearly killing me I still enjoyed it. Superb organisation and a beautiful location.
Karl Coughlin
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Class event.. loved the band playing near the top of the wall! I smashed the wall on my 1st attempt so I'm happy lol!😂😂
Lyndsy Chuckles McKeown
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A very well organised event , great mix of ability’s in runners and medals are
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EVENT INFO:

DOGS & EQUIPMENT
1a. Dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old on the day of the race to enter.
1b. Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times prior, during, and post the race.
1c. Dogs must be run in a correct fitting harness, not on a collar. Canicross belt and line must be worn.
1d. Equipment will be checked at registration. You are responsible for your own equipment should it fail.
1e. If a muzzle is required it should be the open basket type fitted correctly.
1f. All handlers must clear up after your dog even when racing. Bins provided at start and marshal points.
1g. Runners are not allowed to wear shoes that could be dangerous for dogs. No spikes.
1h. Canicross can be a dangerous sport. The Race Organisers will make runners aware of any major course hazards at the race briefing.
1I. Whilst Race Organisers will make every effort to provide water on site and at Marshall points, participants are ultimately responsible for providing water for their dogs and themselves at all times.
1j. Dogs should not be brought to the event if they are coughing, unwell, or have recently been in contact with infectious disease. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt consult your vet before arrival.

2. RACE ETIQUITTE
2a. Cani-Crossers must do their utmost to ensure that their dogs do not interfere with other runners or dogs. If a Race Marshal determines that a handler’s conduct at any time in the race area or on the trail is detrimental to the sport/race, that runner shall be disqualified. This includes prior to, during, and after the event. Abuse of dogs, both physical and verbal is prohibited. If a handler, in the opinion of the Race Marshal abuses a dog, that runner will be disqualified.
2b. Please be courteous to the public.
2c. If a dog becomes unfit or refuses to advance for any reason, the Competitor is not permitted to finish the race. They must remain where they are and wait to be picked up by the event sweeper and advise a marshal as soon as possible if the dog is need of urgent attention.

2d. When overtaking the advancing Canicrosser must shout to warn the runner in front of their in- tentions, i.e. ‘coming through’ ideally stating which side they intend to pass. The Canicrosser who is being overtaken must assume responsibility to ensure that their dogs are to one side of the track and do not interfere with the runner going past.

(For those with dogs who are worried by other dogs we will be operating a ‘Yellow Dog’ scheme, i.e. those with such dogs will wear a yellow ribbon/armband to warn others and there- fore ensure they are given the space they need. This is especially important at the start of the race when adrenalin is running high).
2e. The nearest veterinary details will be on show at the start.
2f. Please show fellow competitors courtesy if in distress and notify the nearest marshal.
2g. The use of personal stereos, MP3 players or any electronic device with headphones is prohibit- ed.

3. ACCIDENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Owner of a dog is required for the race to have liability insurance (or family insurance) for any damages that their dog may commit.

4. REGISTRATION

Registration will be from 9.00 am on the morning of the race

5. PRIZEGIVING

Prize giving will take place as soon as possible after the last runner has completed the course and the official racing is over. It will not be possible to give any prizes before prize giving, nor to mail them out after the event, however we do hope to be on time with prize giving and for there not to be too long of a delay.

6. DISTANCES & TEMPERATURES
6a. The race will be over a distance of approximately 5k (short course) or 10k (long course). It is your responsibility to have conditioned your dog for the terrain, temperatures. The dog must be fit for purpose.
6b. Water stops are provided at the competitor’s discretion for usage

7. INSURANCE

It is advised that all Runners should hold a form of 3rd party liability insurance for themselves and their dogs and accept the risks associated with running on various and differing terrains. Tough Runner UK cannot accept any responsibility for persons, their dogs, or dogs that they are in charge of dur- ing any event where a Canicross type event is taking place.


NOT PERMITTED

• Flexi leads, choke chains, halti’s or any muzzle that will restrict your dogs breathing (greyhound type muzzles are OK).
• Removable studs or spikes (plastic moulded studs are OK).
• No bitches in season.
• Dogs must be attached to the human at all times (via collar and lead or Canicross gear). • Dragging/pulling your dog or rough handling.
• Abusive behaviour, either verbal or physical.

RACE ROUTE: See the 10K race route HERE
RACE ROUTE: See the 5K race route HERE (coming soon)

BRYN BETTWS LODGE
Pontrhydyfen
Port Talbot
SA12 9SP

DIRECTIONS ON GOOGLE

Please Note: there is now a £5 pounds parking fee this event, this is payable to the marshal at the event festival entrance. Parking is limited please care share if possible.

Light refreshments and fuel can be found in Bryn Bettws Lodge and our tents near the start/finish line.

Main car parking is within Bryn Bettws. Follow the lane until you reach the lodge and a Marshall will direct you where to park. Please keep in mind to bring £5 for the parking fee.

  • Open first 3 men 
  • Open first 3 Women 
  • Just a reminder to please be more weather-proof if the conditions are not kind to us on the day. This is a trail race through the forest, please ensure you dress and prepare adequately and keep well hydrated (especially if the weather is hot).

FAQ'S:

This event is open to people of all abilities.

-Check out the knowledgeable on our contact page for a quick answer.
-You can send us a message on our website (bottom right)
-You can email us at info@toughrunneruk.com.

No please leave all valuables in your car.

YES! We provide a free photographer!

Yes water will be located at the start/finish and halfway point. 

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