Radnor Hills returns to its roots at Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival

12 Ebrill 2017

Radnor Hills water will return to its rural roots at the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival after signing on as official water supplier. 

Up to 700 runners will take-on a series of challenging but scenic trail races in the heart of Mid Wales at the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival 2017 on May 21st. Runners competing over half marathon distance, 10K and in the 3K Family Fun Run will all be able to keep themselves hydrated thanks to Radnor Hills, who will be visible along the stunning trail through the heart of the Welsh countryside.

Based in rural Radnorshire, only 28 miles away from the main Royal Welsh Showground, the mid-Wales brand are the official water supplier to the Royal Welsh Show every year. A staggering 230 million bottles of Radnor Hills’ diverse range of mineral water, flavoured spring water, sparkling premium pressés, fruit juices and school compliant drinks were produced on their site last year. 

Race organiser Run 4 Wales, Chief Executive, Matt Newman commented:  “We are delighted to welcome Radnor Hills on board as official water supplier for the Royal Welsh Running Festival 2017, as we look forward to welcoming runners from far and wide to the stunning Welsh countryside on May 21st.

“Radnor Hills’ local heritage makes them the perfect water partner as they continue to support local events. The scenic trails will see up to 700 runners take-on challenging climbs across different terrains, and Radnor Hills will be on the front-line keeping runners fuelled up.”

The 10km and half marathon races start together with half marathon distance runners running a second lap. The course takes in the climb to Drws Yr Coed house then loops through woodland, fields and trail paths passing through numerous farms and smallholdings with stunning views of the Royal Welsh Showground.

Every entrant will receive a bespoke wooden commemorative medal, technical finishers t-shirt and free entry in the Royal Welsh Spring Festival – a celebration of rural life with entertainment, workshops, livestock, trade stand and a street food quarter – the perfect place to unwind after running the trails.

The event also incorporates The Welsh Trail Running Championships and Welsh Inter-Regional Trail Running Championships.

William Watkins, Managing Director, Radnor Hills commented: Originating in the heart of the Welsh countryside, it only seems right that Radnor Hills has become water parter to the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival. We hope every single participant gets a flavour of the roots of Radnor Hills as they traverse the trails around the woodlands, fields and paths of the countryside surrounding Builth Wells.

“Radnor Hills is committed to supporting local events and we believe the Royal Welsh Running Festival gives runners from Mid Wales and beyond the opportunity to stay active across different distances.

“We want to wish everyone taking part the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing you along the way.”

The source of Radnor Hills lies in the old county of Radnorshire in Mid Wales. In this very under populated area, the water is able to filter naturally through layers of rock to achieve its exceptional taste and purity. As you enjoy Radnor Hills products you will be consuming one of the natural wonders of Mid Wales.