Race the Train 2013

30 year of Race the Train. Can you take on the challenge?

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19/08/2012 at 23:27
The 30th anniversary of Race the Train will be held on Saturday the 17th August 2013. Entry fees will remain @ 2012 rates. Are you up for the challenge? For entry details go to www.racethetrain.co.uk. See you in 2013
citizen 146    pirate
19/08/2012 at 23:46

saw this on TV and it looked amazing!  Unfortunately I am not a runner but if it was tri the train"!!??

21/08/2012 at 16:41

this is one of my favourite races done it 8 times, missed it this year but will be there for the 30th, scenary is fantastic.

21/08/2012 at 19:18

I will most definitely be taking on the 30th Challenge, this is also one of my favourite races!  Can we please have some wet and windy weather in 2013 as the heat was a real killer this year!!!


22/08/2012 at 14:07

this race is awesome did it for the first time this year and will definitely be doing the 30th!!

23/08/2012 at 14:14

Come on guys. You may not have entered for 2013 yet, but tjhose of you who ran 2012 could rank the race on RW.

27/08/2012 at 15:45

First time on line since coming home from Tywyn.

First time 've done the event; loved it.

Will be back

28/08/2012 at 11:02
Race ranked! Will sign up ASAP!
28/08/2012 at 11:38

Thanks for the positive responses guys to 2012 race. Its still not to late to rank the race on RW. Online entries for 2013 are open and prices will remain the same as in 2012. So good news no price increase.

For those who comment on the car park charge of £4, this does include the race programme. Similarly if you purchase a race programme on Friday or prior to parking them the parking is included. So if you break this down it works out @ £2 for the programme and £2 for parking. Where else can you park all day for £2.

Look forward to seeing you in 2013. www.racethetrain.co.uk

Edited: 28/08/2012 at 11:41
29/08/2012 at 07:59


30/08/2012 at 21:41

I think the vast majority of runners have no objection about paying the car parking (and those that do probably need to have a moan about something!).  The only thing that would be useful is to state in the info thats posted out about the car parking charge, as the first year we ran we were scrabbling about looking for coins to make up £4 as we didn't realise!!  But this race is one of the best value in every aspect, medal, Tshirt, fab goody bag, great marshaling, great crowd support can't ask for more!

30/08/2012 at 21:58

Your comment has been noted regarding the parking information going into the runners pack. I will bring you constructive comment up at the race debrief meeting in October. Thanks for the positive feedback. Its through reading comments from the runners that helps us to improve the race.

Many thanks
George Watson
Race Director
30/08/2012 at 22:10

Just ranked the race (highly you will be pleased to hear!) and loved it - however bit too early for me to enter any races for next year George BUT wanted to thank you for a glorious race and a lovely day, superbly organised race.  You had more toilets than a certain large city marathon I raced early in the year had...   Just wondering, I left my water belt with a marshall, did anyone hand it in?  It is a large bottle on a belt, I was struggling to run with it so left it with a marshall around mile 4/5.  No worries if not, thought might be worth a mention.  See you next year! 

30/08/2012 at 22:11

Why oh why do people complain about parking, you are going to a small town in Wales, where at least a thousand people are also visiting. You ain't going to get a space at the start line. It is like complaining about traffic WHEN YOU ARE THE TRAFFIC! 

30/08/2012 at 22:17

Hahaha HeOw!!!  Its the British spirit though you gotta moan about something, but it does say something about Race the Train's organisation when thats the only small negative anyone can find!!!!

George:  You are very welcome, thankyou to you and your team for putting on such a fab event.  It really is one of my favourites!  Only one other thing that could be improved, is if I could prebook the weather for 2013 to be wet, cool and miserable that would be fantastic! 

31/08/2012 at 19:28

I've entered. Should have done it this year but Virgin Trains let me down. May go the day before and stay over to make sure in 2013.

04/09/2012 at 13:34

I'm in - I've always wanted to do this but never been fit enough before (some might say I'm still not, but I'm working on it ),  I survived the Lakeland Trails half marathon this year so I should be OK.

We've got a caravan about 45 minutes from Tywyn so a good weekend is on the cards.


13/09/2012 at 16:38

you have to go the day before, i have a 5 hour drive so we stay for a few days at least, going for a weeks holiday next year, lovely area.

Blisters    pirate
13/09/2012 at 23:47

This isn't a race.

This is a PARTY and a HOLIDAY!

Done it twice now, having beaten the train once (injured once) and took a child with me on both occassions. You've got to be fit to beat that train, but this is one event that sticks in the memory. You can keep your PBs, I've got my RTT T shirt, medal, and certificate.

(Oh yes, the beer is cheap and the food is plentiful)

14/09/2012 at 06:55

thats a good comment, great run, great place, great holiday

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