New finish line - The beer garden of Ty Gwyn Hotel, Rowen!!
Will this be not only the first vegan ultra marathon but the first to finish in a pub? We're not sure but we do know that changing the finish line from the logistically difficult Llancelenin to the pretty riverside gardens at Ty Gwyn Rowen, means that friends and family can wait for you to cross the finish line, you can sit and have some free food or buy yourself a nice cold vegan beer. Later in the evening there will be a band on too! Sounds like a plan!!
9bar sponsor V3K
The good news is that local (to us) 9bar have launched two vegan bars to their range. The even better news is they've given us loads to fuel our ultra :)
Registration Now Open for V3K 2013
The new route has been checked out and we’re pleased to begin registrattion of our new 55km course.
The race begins from Nant Gwynantat 4.30 am. The first peak is Snowdon then Garnedd Ugain followed by Crib Goch, descend Bwllch Goch the first checkpoint is located at Nant Peris main car park more information
V3K 2013 Gets 2 UTMB points
We're really excited our race gets 2013 race has 2 qualifying UTMB points, giving points for every race of The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, not just for the UTMB® more information
V3K Gets a mention in Trail Running Magazine UK!!
Trail running Magazine is the UKs leading off road running magazine, earlier this year they approached us to help them write an article about veganism and running, more information :)
And the winners are...
Congratulations to Roger Hughes and Kate Fitzgibbon who won the inaugral Vegan 3,000s 2012 race :)
Vegan 3000s Ultra...
2012 V3K route was 4,000m of ascent and 48km over Wales’ toughest terrain. That’s thin ridges, scrambles, bog, rock, scree, steep grass
added to the fact that paths aren’t marked so you need to navigate as you run which isn’t easy in hill fog or rain... don’t be fooled by the distance Vegan 3,000s is an extreme undertaking.
We had a sizeable band of crazy runners all wanting to take part, the only stipulation being competitors have to eat plant based for the duration of the race. We contacted Salomon and were lucky to get 12 pairs of their wonderful Speedcross trainers. We had sponsorship from Redwood, Fry’s, Lush, GoMango and Provamel. I had a new big place where everyone could doss down for the night, we had a minibus, amazingly cool flags and some folk could read maps... what could possibly go wrong?
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We Smashed the Target!!!
We made it!!! Thanks to everybody’s amazing support for helping us reach and hugely exceed our initial target of £1000. We have actually raised over £5,500 so far and are still recieving donations. Thank you to everybody who has donated and shared this event, especially to Peter for his very generous donation of £2,000 and to www.veggies.co.uk for their wonderful donation of £500. to donate please visit our Justgiving page :-)
Wales for Whales
An incredibly kind supporter has offered to donate £2,000 to Sea Shepherd if we reach our £1,000 target!! We are delighted and now more than ever are asking for everyone’s support to reach our goal. You can sponsor us by going to www.justgiving.com/run-vegan-welsh-3000s or by texting ELWH67 to 70070 plus the amount Read More
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