The Kymin Dash
19th April 2015 at 11am
The Kymin Dash is a challenging and very scenic 7.1 mile race, straight up to the top of the Kymin above Monmouth, and back down on a long scenic loop of the Wye Valley.
Spirit of Monmouth Running Club are proud to present this race for the 3rd year following on from the continued success and growth of last year.
Registration and finish are at Monmouth School Sports Club (MSSC) The start is 15 minutes walk from registration. The course (and the route to the start) will be well marshaled and there will be 2 water stations. It is mainly on tarmac and forest roads, and is suitable for road shoes. All finishers will receive a T-shirt.
The course starts out flat for around 50 metres before climbing the Kymin road to the Round House, a local viewpoint at around 850ft. The opening mile or so will certainly give your lungs a workout. What goes up must come down and a gentle descent through fields and the bluebell carpeted forest tracks before a long flat finish along the Hadnock Road into the Monmouth School Sports Club.
Prize-giving will be at MSSC. As last year, there will be prizes for the 'King' and 'Queen' of the hill as well as finishing places. There will be cake and other refreshments available after the race. We are grateful to our sponsors MSSC for making the race possible. Any profits generated
will be donated to Action Duchenne.
Male course record is 40mins 31secs, set by Felix McGrath in 2014.
Female course record is 50mins 29secs, set by Nikki Morgan in 2013.
King of the Hill record is 9mins 36 secs, set by Felix McGrath in 2014.
Queen of the Hill record is 12mins 15 secs, set by Nikki Morgan in 2013.
The record for the previous course, starting and finishing in Monmouth, is 38mins 54secs, set by P. Wheeler in 1985.