The Welsh 3000s
I first heard about the Welsh 3000s from a girl I met in 2010. She was training to walk it in 12 hours. I then set myself the challenge of hiking / jogging it in under 10 hours.
The first thing you should know about the Welsh 3000s is that it is TOUGH! Even if you go at a slow pace, spread out over a couple of days, it's still a challenge. The Welsh 3000s is definitely not the sort of walk you do on a whim or without proper training.
The Welsh 3000s is about 25 miles long and covers the summits of the 15 highest peaks in Wales (all over 3000 feet high, hence the name). The official challenge is to do it in under 24 hours, meaning you can camp out or stay at a guest house around half way.
People attempting the Welsh 3000s also often have backup and support teams who meet them at the two roads that the route crosses, taking unnecessary kit from them and giving them food and water.
I, in all my wisdom, decided to try to run the Welsh 3000s:
• By myself
• Unsupported (so I had to carry everything with me)
• Without having reccied the route
• Without having done any training
• In under 10 hours
Anyway, the results are linked below. Though I am still sure I can manage it, it will require some conditioning training to avoid injuries because like I said before, the route and terrain are TOUGH.
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