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Ras Dewi Sant will be back 27th March 2021
2020 has not been the year we had hoped for, when it comes to events. It was impossible to run the RDS, but the event will be back in 2021. And we are looking forward to seeing you all again. Further details will be published nearer the time and when things return to some sort of normality. Until then stay safe everyone.
However, we can confirm that new for 2021 will be the RDS40 a 40 mile ultra along the coast path. This race will also be part of our new Ultra Series for more info on the Ultra Series please Click Here. To read more about RDS40 please hit the tab.
The Ras Dewi Sant routes are predominately on the Coast Path and pass by some of the most scenic and historical sites in Wales. The half is a challenge but an achievable one for all. It has a great atmosphere amongst the runners and a great day out but not one to be underestimated. Whilst the full is a challenge for anyone. It has been described as one of the most beautiful and difficult Marathons in Europe. As the course takes you around the UK’s only coastal National Park and should be on any runners bucket list.
The 10K run will be a mixture of road and coast path and of course will include the great, iconic and challenging finish of up the Cathedral hill and its steps on the way to the finish line.
The Ras will be based at The Bishops Pub/Restaurant on St Davids Cross Square with the start and finish no more than 40 metres away.
New for 2021 is the Ras Dewi Sant Ultra (RDS40). A 40 mile Ultra and like all the other RDS distances will be predominately on the Coast Path and the surrounding trails of St Davids and of course finishing off in Britians smallest city.
To combat any Covid-19 restrictions on the numbers we are allowed and the social distancing measures that are required to ensure the event is run as safely as possible it will be held on the Sunday. This is the day after the other RDS distances. The route has been altered from the original posted to ensure we can manage any restrictions that may be in place at the time. Such as not using transport with a full bus.
What is expected of you
40 Miles with the majority on the Coast Path in March is a challenge for anyone, so respect the distance, conditions and course
The event will have staggered start times.
Starting times will be between 0700hrs and 0800hrs. And there will be a strict finish time of 1800hrs. Therefore realistically you will have to be able to maintain a pace of approximately 15 min miles to complete within the cut off. In addition to this there will be 2 other cut offs along the course to ensure all runners are on track to complete within the allocated time. These cut offs are for safety of the runners and support staff.
Cut Off 1 – 20 miles at St Davids (Location TBC) to be passed by – 13.00hrs
Cut off 2 – 32 miles at Whitesands Beach by – 15.30hrs
Cut off 3 – 41 miles at Finish Line St Davids by 18.00hrs
To help with achieving the cut offs, prior to the event we will be asking your estimated finish time, we ask for honesty on this and those who are slower can go earlier.
It is to be noted that the Coast Path is a tough terrain and exposed to the elements that is why we have a compulsory kit list and want runners to be experienced and have the ability of looking after their own welfare whilst on the course. List of Kit to follow.
The full logistics will be posted nearer the time and once we have a better idea of what social distancing and Coivid-19 restrictions will look like for March 2021.
The majority of the registration process will be done via mail in the post, with only essential safety check ins on the day.
The exact details will be issued 3 weeks prior to the event. This is to prevent us from having to keep changing logistics and updating the competitors with new information!
What you will get
T-shirts and Medals are for those who finish within the cut off
1/2/3 awards for Open M/F and O50 M/F
3 times aid stations (locations to be confirmed)
Event Cost = £50. In the event of the event having to be cancelled due to Covid-19 or Weather Conditions. We will either look to reschedule the event or you can request a full refund. No refunds will be given for competitors withdrawing from the event on their own accord.
The Event has limited numbers so book early – Thanks
The Covid Route as we are calling it! is a 20 mile loop x 2. We know loops are not everyone’s favourite, However we do believe that this route is so diverse and spectacular that it will not seem like a loop. You will have 4 rural road miles to cover and to warm up the body before hitting the Coast Path. From here you will have ups and downs and world class views as you head down the Northern Coast to the western tip of Wales. from here you will run along Ramsey Sound, before reaching Porthclais and heading back to St Davids, where you will pass the Cathedral and climb its infamous 39 steps. Before doing it all again. Each lap will feel different and there is a real possibility you will get the four seasons in one run.
The loops will allow you not to feel as lonely as you might be out their with the chance to pass by or be passed by other runners all good for encouragement and support.
Muuk Ultra Running Series
The RDS 40 is going to be part of the Muuk Ultra Running series. A series that will see runners gain points for their placing in each event. With the overall winners, 2nd and 3rd place competitors receiving cash prizes along with their trophies. Due to the continuing Covid-19 restrictions we are not running the series in 2021 and are looking to stage it in 2022.
Dear friends and supporters of the Solva Edge Festival
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that we have decided to postpone the Edge Festival this year due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Coronavirus is impacting us all and following the events of the last week, it has become very clear that we must postpone for the safety of all our supporters and the community of Solva.
The majority of festivals and scheduled gatherings like us are postponing until the Autumn or next summer. We are not in a position to postpone until the Autumn due to weather and the school holidays.
We have therefore decided to postpone the Edge Festival to the new dates of July 30th to August 1st 2021. Please put these dates in your diary and help us spread the word.
We have spoken to most of the bands including Chasing Mumford, Wild Boys, Kopycat Killers and Honey Fungus and all have agreed to perform next year on these dates. Our major suppliers of stage and security have all confirmed. All have been extremely generous towards us under the circumstances so thank you to you all.
We will be in touch in the next few days with all of you who have purchased Early Bird tickets for the Edge Festival this year. As you know we are a small community charity that is organised and managed by volunteers who live here, so we would like to ask you to keep your tickets for the postponed festival in 2021 which of course will be valid then. However, we appreciate that for some of you that may be difficult and we will be in touch shortly offering refunds.
If you are a stallholder who has made a deposit we will be in touch with you shortly too.
We want to thank you all for your support of the Edge Festival. Many of you have come before. We wish you all very well and hope that you stay safe.
And most of all we really hope to see you all in 2021.
With best wishes from all of us at the Edge Festival
Solva Edge Festival, July 30th to August 1st 2021
Thank you to our headline bands for agreeing to play the Edge in 2021
Wild Boys are widely regarded as the best LIVE 80s band in the UK today.
"Absolutely fantastic. If you weren’t watching them you would say it was the original bands playing"
Chasing Mumford headline Friday night. Europe’s No 1 Mumford and Sons tribute band.
"Chasing Mumford were absolutely incredible. A massive crowd pleaser and incredibly talented"
The 2021 event HQ will be at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi and St Davids Leisure Centre. Headmaster David Haynes said “On behalf of the governors and staff of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi we are both delighted and excited at the prospect of working in partnership with the Tour of Pembrokeshire Team to bring this unique, inclusive and prestigious event back into the heart of St Davids.”
The 2021 Tour of Pembrokeshire will take place on Saturday of 15th May just after the Spring Classics. It is established as a must-do event for sportive riders and now attracts cyclists from all over the world.
PAUL SARTORI 23.3 MILES
LLOYD VOLVO 61.6 MILES
BULLFINCH CYCLES 82.5 MILES
PAUL TIES 105 MILES
This is what one rider said: ‘Fourth year in a row, did the 52 this year, the 80 last year and longest ones previous two years, loved every single one of them. Best sportive with fabulous organisation, friendly marshals, delicious feed-station offerings and the Samba band to help motivate your tired legs near the end. If Carlsberg did sportives…!!! Thanks everyone and see you next year for number five’ Stephanie Waring
The St Davids Peninsula is an outstanding location for the event offering breath-taking scenery, amazing sandy beaches and wonderful natural history. In addition to the fantastic cycling over routes to suit all abilities the event has a real festival atmosphere with something for everyone.