Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race

Sunday, 7th July 2024 at 11.30

    • Natural Resources Wales permission applied for
    • Welsh Athletics License applied fo
    • Free Technical T-shirt to all finishers
    • North Wales Trail Championships (See below for entry criteria)

Race details

This event takes place annually at the Alwen Reservoir (not be confused with the smaller Llyn Alwen).

Sunday, 7th July 2024 at 11.30

With the kind permission of Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales 

Entry £14 in advance  (plus £2 for UK Athletics unaffiliated runners) on www.fabian4.co.uk. Minimum age – 18 years. Entry on the day £15 (plus £2 for UK Athletics unaffiliated runners)

Category prizes plus a technical t-shirt to all finishers.

Limited car parking. Please car share if possible.

10.7k distance 177m ascent or 6.7miles and 582ft

Llyn Alwen Reservoir OS Grid Reference SH 955530

The Entrance to the parking is OS Grid Reference SH 963522

N.B. There is no water station on the course so if you think you will need water during the course please carry it. There will be water at the finish. 

North Wales Trail Championships Entry Criteria:

The Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race 2024 has been selected as the North Wales Championship Trail race for 2024. Entries for the North Wales Championships close on the 30th June.

Entry criteria:

Birth: born within the area covered by North Wales Regional Athletics Council  (N.W.R.A.C).*
Residence: Continuous residence within the area covered by N.W.R.A.C. for at least 9 months since October 1st 2023.
Retention: An athlete may retain his/her qualification to represent N. Wales and compete in the N. Wales Regional Championship, provided that he/she has not represented another Region or County (District in Scotland), nor competed in a different Regional or County (District in Scotland) Championship in the same year of competition.
Where an athlete competes for a club not based in Wales but does qualify on one of the above three criteria, they must register with Welsh Athletics to be eligible.
Entrants must be members of affiliated Clubs, be current members of the registration scheme of Welsh Athletics
* Conwy,Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham, Ynys Mon And North Powys

FFCTR  Provisional Results 2024 FFCTR Provisional Result 2024

FFCTR  Results 2022 FFCTR Race Result 2022

FFCTR Results 2021FFCTR  Results 2021

2019 Results FFCTR Race Result

2018 results FFCTR2018

2017 results provisional FFCTR – 2017 

2016 results ffctr_2016_results

2015 results alwen_results_2015

Race route

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Parking and registration

For 2023 a  parking area has been opened up for us separate from the public access to the Alwen. Access to this parking is from the B4501 opposite the signposted road to Pentre-llyn-cymer. OS Grid Reference SH 963522 Google map link This will be signposted from the B4501 and there will be a marshal at the entrance to give you instructions.

Car Park entrance

Car Park entrance

On entering the car park area follow the signs until you come to a large turning circle at the end and then drive back down the track parking on the left facing the entrance. There will be a marshal to help you.

Car Parking

Car Parking

Entrance to the parking area will close at 11:20am before the race. Please make sure you leave the parking area before 2pm as the gate has to be locked when we leave.

Race HQ will be situated near the parking turn around point.  This is where you will collect your race numbers and where toilets are available. There is a short marked footpath to the race course.

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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Volunteer Code of Conduct V3 May 

Emergency Plan Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race 2021

2020 – FFC risk ass

FFCTR risk assessment COVID 19