Runners will be transported to the start by coach. If you want to travel on the race train you can buy a train ticket with your entry. The train has a capacity of about 240 so tickets for runners are in short supply. Descending at Quarry Siding there is no platform so please take care; all runners walk a few hundred yards down a lane to the starts. Once again there will be clothes collection and toilets available although only a limited number. The start is by train whistle and instructions about this will be given by the marshals in charge.
Following the start the course runs across a field to turn and join a rough mountain road that ascends steeply crosses the railway (the train has now begun its journey back to Tywyn) for over a 1/3 mile. On reaching the brow of the hill as you look towards the coast & Tywyn the course now levels off for a short way before leaving the road and plunging down a very narrow path (take care). Running over very rough terrain crossing a small stream and possibly through shoulder high bracken the Railway and Dolgoch Station can be seen on your right. After descending a short incline the course turns abruptly right (if you had the time Dolgoch Falls are just a few yards on the left as you turn) running beside the small river which is the continuation of the falls you then just before the viaduct which carries the railway high above you turn left over a narrow footbridge crossing the river to run back on the other side. Climbing up uneven and steep steps the course now crosses very muddy terrain and a small stream to join a very narrow path that follows the railway through trees for what seems an eternity before reaching open fields again. Crossing these you climb to the highest point on this section of the course before descending towards Brynglas where you merge with the shorter races.