The CANUM – A 40 mile adventure along a wonderful Welsh waterway, following the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
Join us for a majestic 40 mile ultra marathon along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. This beautiful and peaceful waterway follows the line of the lovely Usk Valley through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Starting at Fourteen Locks, the route follows the ‘Mon and Brec’ all the way to Brecon Walk Way.
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
The Mon & Brec for short, is a true hidden gem. A haven for wildlife and a favourite with nature-lovers, walkers and cyclists. This peaceful and almost entirely rural waterway is a must-see for adventure-lovers.
Point of interest
The canal passes through a World Heritage Site and the Cefn Flight of fourteen locks has also been recognised as being of international significance, and is on Cadw‘s list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
There are lime kilns and old workings from our industrial heritage that can be seen all along its length. You can spot wildlife such as buzzards, red kites, herons and dragonflies.
Not to show off but The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is often voted Britain’s most prettiest canal… come see for yourself!
Enough of the huff, sign up today, challenge your perceived limits and toe the line at the CANUM.
Race Day Schedule –
04:30 – Car Parking opens and Coach arrival Brecon (finish)
05:00 – Coach Departs Brecon (finish)
05:30 – Registration Opens at Fourteen Locks (start)
06:30 – Morning stretch / Catch up with the Pegasus Family
06:45 – Pre-Race Chat with Muddy Waters, Ocean and Wet Wet Wet on repeat!!!
07:00 – Start of The CANUM
Time Limits and Checkpoints –
Please note we do not have time limits. Like we’ve stated previously, you’ve trained and paid to enter this race… We owe it to each participant to provide the help, support and time to get you to the finish line. Although we want our participants to challenge themselves, we don’t believe you have to run your heart out to do so. Take in the scenery, have a chat with a local, but most of all… enjoy the adventure!
In terms of Checkpoints, there are 4 along the route. They will be fully manned and stocked with snacks, fresh fruit, drinks (hot and cold), seats, power banks and music . Please include your dietary requirements when signing up, and we will accommodate accordingly.
Route – The CANUM
The CANUM Compulsory Kit –
Appropriate Footwear (No High Heels)
Water Carrier (1 Litre)
Compass (Mobile Phone Version Will Suffice)
Head Lamp or Other Light Source for Tunnels and / or Night-Time
Sense of Adventure!!!
Included with your Entry –
- Infamous Pegasus Medal
- Post Race Care
- Fully loaded checkpoints
- Awesome Pegasus CREW members
- Professionally organised event and much more…
Coach Transfer –
We provide an optional coach transfer from Brecon (the finish line) to Fourteen Locks (the start line) on the morning of the event. This means you can catch the coach and leave your car in Brecon for the day (in parking areas close to the finish line that we have secured) and pick it up once you cross the finish line (40 miles later). The coach will depart Brecon at 05:00 hours and can be added on to your SiEntries entry at sign up or via editing your entry at a later date.
Please note all runners riding the coach must let us know in advance, you can not just turn up on the morning of the event expecting a place if you haven’t let us know.
What to expect once you sign up –
A friendly ‘welcome to the party’ (event) email will be sent to the email address you registered with. Be sure to join the super duper Pegasus Community Group on Facebook here and get to know your fellow participants – we promise they won’t bite!
The next time you will hear from us (directly) will be in the form of an email 6 weeks before your chosen event, then another email 4 weeks before the event and a final email 2 weeks before the event.
Alas that isn’t the last communication – please keep an eye on your mobile for a phone call from our Race Director a couple of days before the event is due to take place – don’t worry you haven’t done anything wrong, it’s a peace of mind call to make sure you are ready for the big day!
Volunteers are always welcome! Please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get the ball rolling.