The Push up the Pincyn

The Push-up-the-Pincyn

is a race of contrasts. Starting in pleasant rolling fields on the edge of picturesque Clawddnewydd, at only 270 mtrs (885 ft) high the route has to make the best out of the local terrain to challenge runners. Things soon drop away as the route crosses into and through Bryn Coch farm down to the ‘Big Bale’. A huge lump of straw racers have to negotiate en route down to the village of Clocaenog at 190 mtrs (623 ft). A short road section leads to fields and the mile long track that climbs steadily to the foot of Pincyn Llys and the almost impossible-to-run climb to the top of the Pincyn reveals a monument to Lord Baggot at 414 meters (1385 ft). A run off the back of Pincyn leads into snaking paths through forest with more down and up before a hurtling down hill returns runners to the track, fields, Clocaenog, and eventually the Big Bale; all the more difficult to climb second time round. An energy sapping climb back up to Bryn Coch leads into the show ground and the roar of the crowd. Well done. You have successfully ‘Pushed up the Pincyn’!

Organiser Neil Coppack Phone 01824 750666 Mobile  07946627149 coppack_penllwyn@hotmail.com  

Or by Post To: C/o Glan Llyn Pub, Clawddnewydd, Ruthin LL15 2NA