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Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Championships - 23/09/2011 - 25/09/2011

This festival of international running starts at noon on the Friday with an ultra distance 24-hour race  around a one kilometre loop in Llandudno, while Llanberis will be the base for the mountain races the following day (24the September) and the 55km trail race will take place in Newborough Forest (Anglesey) on Sunday.

Alongside the Championship races will be a programme of open races across the disciplines of road, mountain and trail running. The open events programme is now taking entries for the Open Mile Race, Elite Mile, Open 5Km Race, Open Mountain Race, Open Trail Race, Primary Schools Races and the Open /Charity Trail Walk - details here.

Championships press and media officer Matt Ward is confident that the three host venues of Llandudno (Conwy), Llanberis (Gwynedd) and Newborough Forest (Ynys Mon) will enjoy international sport unseen in this corner of Wales for over half a century, and said: “We really are excited about how the Championships are now coming together, and we are very pleased with progress on securing the commitment of the Commonwealth’s nations to compete. The last time Wales saw an event of this type in the region was the Empire Games in 1958, so we really are in a historic sporting position."

“The pull of these Championships has grown since the inaugural event in Keswick in 2009, and with such attractions as terrestrial and global satellite television coverage many countries are seeing these Championships as a pedestal for their nation and their athletic prowess."

Location: Llandudno, Llanberis, Newborough

Organiser Email: matt.ward@cyclevox.com

More Info: www.cmudc2011.org/en/

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