Ring O’ Fire
Ring O’ Fire is an annual 135 mile coastal ultra marathon circumnavigating the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.
This epic foot race is staged over three consecutive days (Start 1300hrs 2nd – 4th September 2016) and follows the rugged and spectacular Anglesey Coastal Path around the island. The extreme distance and variable terrain places Ring O’ Fire as one of the most extreme ultra marathons in the United Kingdom.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of Snowdonia Mountain Range, Ring O’ Fire offers adventurous runners the opportunity to challenge their limits in some of the most awe inspiring coastal scenery in Wales.
Runners may chance upon porpoises, dolphins and seals swimming around the coastal waters. While rare choughs and elegant peregrine falcons fly about the skies above the Ring O’ Fire start and finish line; the enigmatic puffin along with razor bills, guillemots, gannets and of course the popular common tern can be spotted flying around the coast.
Almost all the coastline of Anglesey is a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and runners will encounter a wide variety of terrain, including: tidal estuaries, sandy beaches, pebbled and rocky coves, steep cliff top paths, sand dunes, farmers’ fields and sections of forest.
It’s not all nature, as runners pass Holyhead’s ferry port; Beaumaris Castle built in 1295AD; the grand Menai & Britannia Bridges spanning the turbulent Straits; the ancient burial mounds at Cable Bay are worth a few moments of time; and later RAF Valley, the airbase where all RAF and RN jet fighter pilots advance their training!
Ring O’ Fire should not be underestimated; the 135 mile distance and 13,695 feet of vertical ascent make this a mammoth undertaking for even the most hardy of runners
Ring O’ Fire http://www.ringofire.co.uk
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