|The KONA / SPECIALIZED 100 KM SERIES|
|Format: NOW THREE
1. Event one will be at the Rhyader venue scheduled for the 31st May.
2. Event two, Kona Sequel, heads for Builth Wells on the 5th July, which this year will host a third distance of 75km in addition to the usual 50km and 100km distances.
3. The series finale will be held at Corwen on the 21st September.
The series will be held in the same format as in the years before with a pasta party following registration on the Saturday lunchtime and the ride proper the following morning.
|USUAL DATES||Now 3 Rounds|
|LOCATION||Builth Wells, Powys MAP|
|ENTRY COST||£25.00 PER EVENT (same as 2001/2)|
masters, ladies, Vets, also 4 man teams (added time)
Shorter fun 50Km option
|ENTRY INCLUDES||The £25 entry fee covers food station grub, pasta party and a finishers t-shirt but there will be an as yet undisclosed series discount for anyone entering all three events||The FOURTH running of the
100 km mountain marathon As well as the usual event village, pasta party, free
camping, feeding stations, finisher T-Shirts etc. next year's event will also
feature a 100km road race the day before
Riders will also be requested to carrya minimum amount of kit. This is to make sure there are no repeats of unprepared riders getting into trouble in lousy weather as previous years. As well as title sponsors, MBR, Parrot, Halfords, High 5, Schwalbe and BIKEmagic.com are also Involved.
|LENGTH||8-9 hour time limit
Elite do it in under 4 hrs
|CLIMBING||@1000 metres for Bulith|
|TERRAIN||Road, forest descents, slate tracks, moorland bogs, typical Wales then.|
|WEB SITE||More details will be posted on the new mtb-marathon.co.uk website when its live in late Januaryor try this one MTB Wales|
|ENTRY FORM||Singletrack released this PDF form in Jan 2003 Don't forget to check the site out while your there.|
|Closing date||1 week before, entry on line available where places permit|
|POSTAL ENTRY||SAE to The Big Pack Kona 100||
|FAO John Lloyd|
|Powys LD2 3AN|
Fax 0198 551110
|RESULTS||Bikemagic with photo search Sep - 2001|
|LINKS||.||see May 2000 MBR for route details|
|Getting there: M5 JUNC 7 then follow A44 to Leominster and beyond, then take A481 to Builth Wells, (straight over first roundabout) follow signs to showground, camping field is just after showground. Well signposted.|