Dear East Wales Running Clubs,
as you may have heard, Fairwater are not running the Bog and Bryn this year, principally because of the large amount of work required before it (4 weekends for a work team with chainsaws, cutters etc.) We are however looking into running a similar, somewhat shorter but still tough event in future years that sticks to better maintained paths.
In preparation for this we will be leading a friendly run on Sunday 5th November, leaving Risca Leisure Centre at 10 am which includes an excursion to the top of Twmbarlwm. It is about 7 miles and covers road, track, path, grass and woodland. This is not a race, there are no prizes, no charge, it is not marshalled and sparsely if at all marked. We would however like to invite up to two runners from each club to join us for the run, after which showers and a room have been organised to socialise afterwards. We will have runners of various speeds leading groups, so no-one will be left behind (but runners should be used to hills and fell) although faster runners may have to wait for us as our fastest gents don't know the course either! All we ask is that those who attend complete a short questionnaire afterwards to help us in our planning for next year.
Please reply to me with an indication as to whether one, two or no runners will attend. If more than two would like to, please feel free to ask and provided numbers are reasonable we may be able to accommodate extras. (n.b. because this is not marshalled and includes road sections we need to limit numbers for safety).
I hope to see some of you on the 5th, and to hear your opinions afterwards,
(Chair, Fairwater Runners Cwmbran)