Social Runs


These runs are open to all members and to anyone else who wants to join in and enjoy a run out on the roads and trails around Aberystwyth.

  • Most of the runs will start from Plas Crug leisure centre at 6:30pm.

During the summer months we take the opportunity to head out of town to take to the trails. These runs are all jewels and as well as delights of great locations we also take the chance to enjoy a meal and drink afterwards. 

  • Out of town runs will start at 6:30pm but to make sure everyone can take part we arrange CAR SHARING which will leave from Plas Crug Leisure Centre at around 6:00pm.

All our routes are between 8 and 10 miles long and will take between 90minutes to 2 hours . The pace is fairly gentle but we have plenty of breaks to allow everyone to regroup.

There will be refreshments set out on most routes with water and jelly babies. Contributions towards there cost will be gratefully accepted.

This year we are introducing the Friday Feature or Sunday Special options. On these we will replace the Friday night Run with a larger organised Sunday run.. There will be three routes that we can choose from - all have been suggested by members. Details about the arrangements will be sent out closer to the time.

 

Out of Town Runs - Friday Features

Capel Bangor Run & Barbecue

This really popular run goes out from Capel Bangor Golf Club, around local routes through the Rheidol Valley or the foothills of Nant Yr Arian before returning for a barbecue supper. Arrangements will be made for showers so bring a change of clothing. It is a great summer highlight and not to be missed.

Borth Run

Run starts from the Borth RNLI Centre at 6:30pm. The course can vary depending on tides but will include the river pathway through Borth Marshes and the beach from Ynyslas up to the RNLI station. A meal is available in the Queen Vic or alternatively the local chippy. Car share from Plas Crug Leisure Centre at 6:00pm

Tal y Bont Run

This run begins on the village square in Talybont and takes in the hills above the village. Car parking is limited so car sharing from Plas Crug Leisure Centre at 6:00pm is recommended. Bring a change of clothing. We will have a meal and drink at the White and/or Black Lion.

Cwm Rheidol Run

Run starts from Cwm Rheidol Visitor Centre at 6:30pm. The route heads into the hills above the valley and gives some spectacular views of the falls. We will have the opportunity for a meal and drink at the Tynllidiart Arms in Capel Bangor for all who are interested. Car sharing from Plas Crug at 6:00pm

Penrhyncoch/Nan yr Arian

This course is devised by Norman Biggs - who keeps the details very close to his chest. What we know is that it starts from the car park at the end of Penrhyncoch but from there It could involve hills, valleys, roads, trails, streams and lakes - the joy is in finding out. Car share from Plas Crug at 6:00pm

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn Run

Meet at the Square by the Farmers Arms at 6:30pm. The run will take in forest tracks and roads around Llanfihangel before returning to the Square. Car sharing from Plas Crug Leisure Centre at 6:00pm.
There will be a meal and drink afterwards in the Farmers Arms although the meal will need to be pre-ordered. A menu selection will be sent out beforehand.

 Winter Runs

During the winter Friday night runs generally stick to  routes in and around town.

 Sometimes the routes will take us away from streetlights so that we can take full advantage of views of the night sky and do some astronomy cramming with our team of experts. It is advisable to wear High Visibility clothing of some sort and if you have a head torch this is always a boon.

Past highlights
 
 Plumlimmon Xmas Run
 
 
Marvelous Melindwr - 6th February 2012