Rat Race Man Vs Mountain – Snowdon

Caernarfon Castle, Snowdon, Wales, LL55 2AY

Obstacle Course
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Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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20 miles

About this event

Man Vs Mountain isn’t your average event…. This is a true event to challenge yourself – forget a 10km run this is the event to train for.

Start off at sea level and run to the top of Snowdon in Wales (9 miles to the top) then descend back down the mountain into the Dinorwic Quarry to tackle an array of ruthless challenges along the 20 mile route.

Not your standard obstacle race as it is more of a challenging trail run but with natural obstacles such as lake jumps, abseiling ascents, a spot of swimming and a brutal vertical kilometre the trail running and mountain race is spiced up on the way down.


Essential Information

Start Time 8am
Chip Timing Yes
Terrain Trail
Min Age

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3 reviews for “Rat Race Man Vs Mountain – Snowdon

  1. Mud

    5.4

    Price

    8.8

    Fun

    9.8

    Obstacles

    8.8

    Fantastic event, before, during and after. The event for me was booked early, so I had plenty of time to worry er I mean prepare! The transfers were prompt and organised and the starting waves a manageable size that you weren’t being trampled. The route to the first checkpoint was surprisingly hilly, note to self to check this as part of preparation! Wasn’t a problem as I stuck with the plan of running across and down hill while tabbing up hill. Getting to the summit was interesting to say the least and a new adventure for me as I’d never ventured up such heights, but having dug deep and on occasions having a few words with myself, the final ascent was in sight. Reaching the summit was a massive sense of achievement and the views were fantastic to say the least.
    The initial decent was difficult to negotiate. A few gung-ho runners going a over t, helped me appreciate the difficulty without my own pain! The remainder was more manageable all the way to the bag drop and the dreaded KM climb, which felt so much more with an extra climb around every corner!
    The obstacles were next, with a short wait for the abseil, it was a welcome rest heading into the water obstacles. (slight confusion of where to drop the equipment) The water was icy cold and the use of life vests was a welcome treat for me not being a strong swimmer.
    The walls at the were what broke me! The inevitable cramp in my calf that I’d been fighting off since the climb to the summit hit home as soon as I attempted the first wall, but with a bit of camaraderie amongst other runners, after just over 5hrs I made it over that finish line to a welcome hug and a medal!
    That wasn’t the end, because the lovely soup at the end deserves a mention too.

  2. Price

    4.9

    Fun

    7.1

    Obstacles

    7.1

    Stuart Nevin AKA AWESOME MAN V MOUNTAIN REVIEW
    02:37 11-09-15
    Man Vs Mountain as Epic as the tag line suggests just doesn’t quite prepare you for the 22 plus mile challenge ahead. as a novice Ultra , Distance runner with a preference for the flat I must admit Rat races video for the event evoked in a sense of adventure, and thrill of challenge.. I asked the question? Can I deliver the goods on this one? Skip forward several months and marathons later, a few trips to the lakes where id struggled up Helvellyn. The day arrived. Llanberris is an idyllic location and connected with two other guys from London who were first timers like I. I felt slightly reassured I wasn’t going to suffer alone when eyeing up Snowdon for the first time through the mist. This certainly wasn’t going to be a walk in the park I was certain of that. Rat race HQ was a hive of activity super fit looking twenty something’s and hardcore looking ex vet types milling around. GULP. Signed in kit check happy days. ‘You’re good to go said the volunteer’ No turning back now. Had a relaxing evening with friends at a log cabin they had hired was epic early night got a good six hrs. Shuttle run to Canaerfon was like a military campaign and we the chosen began our usual pre run stretches hugs handshakes and get into our teams.. TEAM GREEN .MUDDY RACE.. Then we were off Soon the Epic Location of Canaerfon castle was behind us the green Flares held a loft by team mates long since gone nerves finally settled .Breathing regulated what began seemed like the climb from the depths of hell, on and on and on. By 6 k you could tell who the fell runners were and I lost sight off some of the Green gazelles. Head down lets go to work. 8 mile point came and we were in the foothills not far off the climb , not a cloud in sight sun shining down a snake of runners edged of into the distance, glance at the watch 1 hr 25.. Still blowing a bit that was some start I thought, this was soon replaced by ha ha you got to get over that in front of you yet.Soon enough the Rangers path came around and you began to see the beautiful horse shoe of the area, beams flickered shafts of sun through the clouds i kid you not.. It was EPIC. The climb began in earnest. Run walk or crawl it’s a fair old grind to the top and I certainly didn’t hop skip and jump all the way up, heard several swear words and a lot of cursing and Come on lads we got this before we passed the tracks of the train; look back and see the panoramic view and the procession of soldier ants heading along the path up the valley towards the summit… Breathtaking. Besides being a little hairy and crowded I didn’t stay too long up top dropped my stone on the top which i had carried from the base and headed down. Slightly wooden legged but with a sense of purpose halfway home. Come on lad. Half way down two lads went head over arse but manage rolls and up a gymnast would’ve been proud off and despite my water bladder bursting I made it to the next water station injury free but with a little bit of cramp in my right quad..The weather had been great all day so we were spared a blistering of cold up top as the winds were quite chilly up there sun or not….. The killer k earned its name with aplomb don’t want to spoil it for anyone just go and see, oh and feel I might add. Almost home now, salute to the volunteers and Marshalls on the obstacles , did a great job and queuing time was negligible Abseil was amazing considering I was a squirt when I last did it and added to challenge, even picked up a nice love bite off the bridge as I dropped down under it.. Water jump was a little disappointing had expected it to be a little higher, however the water was aqua blue and certainly in need of… In the distance the PA system could be heard cheering in the finishers… through the water obstacles with relative ease, 25 meter swim done, just enough left in the tank for the walls… Now give me that medal. OUCH 5hrs.25… without a doubt the toughest OCR/ Distance hill race I’ve done. Won’t be for everyone and the machines will probably if there being honest find this hard too. The ones that don’t are simply liars… fantastic event nothing but praise for it… Get it booked now..

  3. Price

    10

    Fun

    10

    Obstacles

    7

    Epic course, starting in a castle taking us up to the peak of Snowdon and back. Lots of long, long, steady uphill trails featuring loose and slippery rocks! Most of the time we were reduced to a walk or a scramble. The sights and scenery are of course totally worth the pain.
    The vertical km is a killer but again the sights make it worth it. Great to be able to add in an abseil and a walk-the-plank with some obstacles at the end to make sure we finish on a high note!
    Long and painful event.

     
 

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