The Anglo Celtic Plate Home International & British Championships will return to the same course that was used in both 2012 & 2015, on a 2-mile loop on the Newport Flate at Redwick, South East Wales (Sat Nav NP26 3DU). It is a quiet village of 200 residents, and has a pub, church and community centre.
The event will take place on Saturday 31st March (Easter Saturday).
There is excellent visibility, very good surface, on a left-handed turn, flat, anti-clockwise run course which is used for a variety of races. The start time is 08.00.
The finish line and athlete support will be based outside the Redwick Community Centre, which will act as Race Day HQ with changing, showers, toilets and post-race presentations. The front of the centre will be partly car parking and a grassed area for event support. For visibility the lap timing/finish line will be in the lay by near to where the black car is centrally positioned.
The picturesque St Thomas' Church is alongside and has no activites planned for that day, although could expect the occasional graveyard visitor.
Alongside the car park is the Rose Inn Public House, which will open and offer catering throughout the day. They will be open as normal and have a separate car park for their customers. The landlord & local community are delighted to again support the event.
Event Car Parking, capable of holding up to 100 cars, will be in a small field opposite the Community Hall, through a gated access.
The village of Redwick is located 3 miles south of Magor Services M4 Junction 23A, 2 miles south of the village of Magor, 7 miles east of Newport, and 9 miles west of Chepstow. Redwick is located 31 and 38 miles from Bristol and Cardiff Airports respectively.
This stretch of the M4 has ample accommodation of all grades; from local Bed & Breakfasts to the World renowned Celtic Manor Resort.
In addition a Race Hotel has been selected, close to the course with preferential rates . There is the possibility that overnight camping in a nearby field will be available .
The local police, and authority have been notified, and the event , licenced , issued and covered by UK Athletics Public Liability Insurance.
Full medical support will be provided for the duration of the event.
Marshalls will be used at strategic points on the course, with prominent signage in advance of and on the day. The course has a Certificate of Course Accuracy.
Welsh Athletics officials will be used, with the support of local club members and assisted by other experienced members of the Ultra Distance Running community.