Peris Horseshoe

posted 3 Jun 2012, 04:19 by Dave Austin   [ updated 12 Aug 2015, 12:35 by Dave Austin ]
Category: AL
Distance: 28km / 17.5miles
Ascent: 2,600m / 8,500ft

Description:
The Peris Horseshoe Fell Race is a classic Snowdon race. The Peris starts and finished in Llanberis.
Note, there is a shorter version, the Half Peris, which finishes at Pen y Pass.
Experience is required as this is a tough race. You will need to provide necessary evidence of your experience. Those not fulfilling the criteria will be able to run the Half Peris instead (13.6km/8.5miles, 1,375m/4,500feet).
The start of the race, through the quarry, is marshalled and the runners must follow the designated route.
Note, there is a bad weather shortened route for the Full Peris.

Registration:
In recent years registration has taken place in the Padarn Lake Hotel Gwynedd. Pre-entry is available and entry on the day is accepted provided race limits have not been reached.

Kit Requirements:
Full kit is mandatory and there is a kit check before the start.

Parking:
Any of the car parks in Llanberis can be used. Some car parks charge. Probably best to avoid parking at the Hotel to save the space for paying guests.

Camping:
There is plenty of camping available in the area. My favourite being Camping in Llanberis, Ceunant Street, just past the Youth Hostel and five to ten minutes walk from registration.

Route Card:
 
CP
 
Grid Ref

Name
Split
Distance
Split
Ascent

Cut-Off
 StartSH 584 599
car park
   
1SH 612 613
Elidir Fawr
5.2kmm

2
SH 631 596
Y Garn
3.4km
m
 
3
SH 643 579
Glyder Fawr
2.2km
m
 
4
SH 647 556
Pen Y Pass
2.8km
m
 
  Half-Peris Totals
13.6km
 1,375m 
5
SH 622 534
Lliwedd
4.6km
m
 
6
SH 610 544
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)
1.9km
m
 
7
SH 586 564
Moel Cynghorion
3.5km
m
 
8
SH 578 572
Maesgwm
1.3km
m
 
 FinishSH 584 596
Coed Victoria
3.0kmm

  Full Peris Totals
28km
2,600m 

GPS File:
Available (see bottom of the post to download). Route file only, not a gps track.
I have now added this years (2012) Peris Race GPS Track (which went a bit wonky over Lliwedd so don't follow that part unless you want to add on a little extra).

Route map:
Note, this is the 2012 race plot, slightly wonky Lliwedd in the mist...

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2011-08 Peris Horseshoe Recce Route.gpx
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Dave Austin,
3 Jun 2012, 04:19
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2011-08 Peris Horseshoe Recce Route.kml
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Dave Austin,
3 Jun 2012, 04:19
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2012-09-15 Peris Horseshoe Race Route (2012s Run).gpx
(97k)
Dave Austin,
16 Sep 2012, 00:32
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