Sunday 27th April 2014, 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 2nd year on this course, after the success of last year’s.
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 and Robert Price for making the race possible. Any profits generated will be donated to ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity.
Male course record is 44mins 1secs, set by Luke James in 2013.
Female course record is 50mins 29secs, set by Nikki Morgan in 2013.
King of the Hill record is 10mins 5 secs, set by Felix McGrath in 2013.
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.
How do I enter?
All competitors must complete an Entry Form or register online here. When the maximum of 300 entries has been reached, entries and cheques will be returned. Until the maximum has been reached, entries on the day can be accepted. Postal entries must arrive by the 19th of April.
Who can enter?
Anyone over 16 years of age can enter. See our Entry Criteria page for details of the categories and for details of team entries.