Hannah BatesonTrail Races

The inaugural Commonwealth Ultra-Trail Running Championships will take place in the beautiful Newborough Forest on the Isle of Anglesey. A race of 55km for men and women will test the skills of trail runners and ultra distance athletes alike.

Trail running has gained great traction in the running world over the last 5 years, with the ultra-trail scene in the US and Europe booming. With Commonwealth athletes such as Lizzy Hawker, Jez Bragg, Anna Frost and Angela Mudge amongst the world’s best performers.

The Commonwealth has a long tradition of ultra distance running (defined as distances beyond the marathon distance of 42.2 km), and competitors will battle it out over a 5-lap course that will take in Newborough’s singletrack trails, fire roads and the beautiful habitat of Llanddwyn sands. The race will start at 8:00am with top runners expected to complete the course in 3 hours 30 minutes.

Please see the Ultra Trail Report: REPORT


Trail Course