Unfortunately, due to Health & Safety concerns raised by Caerphilly County Borough Council & The Police, the Machen Mountain Race WILL NOT take place this year (2011).
We are very disappointed that this is the case and whilst we understand the concerns raised about the race (particularly the crossing of the main road in Machen) it is a real shame that our increasingly litigious society has impacted upon what had become a successful and happy event.
We will be working through 2011/12 to see if an alternative route for the race can be developed which would address the concerns of all those involved and allow us to reinstate the race in the future.
In the meantime we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants and supporters of the race over the past few years. We have great memories of the race and of you taking part and we hope that you do too!!