Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge

Set at the home of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, we are in the perfect place for trail running and our challenge will not let you down. Offering distances from 14K to the 50K Ultra Marathon there is a distance for everyone.

Sat 21 Nov 2020

Trail Running

800
Competitor Limit

Newcourt Farm Campsite

Felindre, Three Cooks

Brecon

LD3 0SS

Event Stats

Distance

14.6 KM

9.1 Miles

Total Elevation

846 Meters

2776 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 30

Difficulty: Moderate

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 10:15 am

Start Time: 10:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Distance

23 KM

14.3 Miles

Total Elevation

1083 Meters

3553 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 42

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Registration: 8:30 am

Briefing: 9:15 am

Start Time: 9:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Distance

44.5 KM

27.7 Miles

Total Elevation

1960 Meters

6430 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 55

Difficulty: Strenuous

Registration: 7:30 am

Briefing: 8:15 am

Start Time: 8:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Distance

50.4 KM

31.3 Miles

Total Elevation

2140 Meters

7021 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 62

Difficulty: Strenuous

Registration: 6:30 am

Briefing: 7:15 am

Start Time: 7:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Set at the home of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, we are in the perfect place for trail running and our challenge will not let you down. Offering distances from 14K to the 50K Ultra Marathon there is a distance for everyone.

This is going to be one of our hardest and most scenic trail running challenge in Wales, depending on your distance you will be running high in the Black Mountains with breathtaking views all around.

If you are going to run a trail race this year then the Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge has to be the event to choose. This is the first year of this event, so enter now and join us from the beginning of our adventures here in the Black Mountains.

Canicross friendly.

Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge

The Route

Map coming soon

12K route description coming soon!

Half Marathon route description coming soon!

Marathon route description coming soon!

Ultra Marathon route description coming soon!

Checkpoint Info

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash.

12K - CP1

4KM From Start

7.5KM To Next CP

10.5KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 52' 59" N 3° 6' 19" W

12K - CP2

11.5KM From Start

3KM To Next CP

3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 54' 10" N 3° 6' 8" W

Half - CP1

15KM From Start

5KM To Next CP

8KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 56' 0" N 3° 8' 17" W

Half - CP2

20KM From Start

3KM To Next CP

3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 53' 56" N 3° 6' 51" W

Marathon - CP1

15KM From Start

15KM To Next CP

30KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 56' 0" N 3° 8' 17" W

Marathon - CP2

30KM From Start

4KM To Next CP

15KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 56' 58" N 3° 5' 20" W

Marathon - CP3

34KM From Start

6KM To Next CP

11KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 55' 12" N 3° 4' 5" W

Marathon - CP4

40KM From Start

5KM To Next CP

5KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 54' 10" N 3° 6' 8" W

Ultra - CP1

15KM From Start

15KM To Next CP

35KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 56' 0" N 3° 8' 17" W

Ultra - CP2

30KM From Start

9KM To Next CP

20KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 56' 58" N 3° 5' 20" W

Ultra - CP3

39KM From Start

7KM To Next CP

11KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 53' 55" N 3° 2' 57" W

Ultra - CP4

46KM From Start

4KM To Next CP

4KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51° 52' 59" N 3° 6' 19" W

Event countdown

Kit List

12K Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit

12K Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup

Half Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit

Half Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup

Marathon Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit

Marathon Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup

Ultra Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit

Ultra Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup

Parking

Parking is available in the HQ field at Newcourt Farm Campsite
Sign posts and flags will also be out on show to guide you into Newcourt Farm campsite

There is ample parking on site.

Cost for parking – £5 per vehicle all day parking. CASH ONLY

Number & Timing Chip

Numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance, plus a trophy for the first male and female over 50 in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing
  • Free Professional Race Photos
  • Trail Events Co Snood
  • Also on offer:
  • Technical Running T-shirt (£10, or one free with your entry to the Dartmoor 50/100 event)
  • GPS tracking units (available at £20 per day for hire)

Camping

Camping

Camping available at the Black Mountains event - Near the start line.

Fresh Water tap and loos onsite.

No Electrical hookups available.

No disposable barbecues or fire pits allowed.

To reserve a camping spot please write to [email protected] with your arrival time & tent size/camper van information included.

Cost £7 per person per night, parking for event day an additional £5. Cash only.

Trail Events Co Shop

The Trail Events Logo ‘established 2014’ Technical Tee – Comes in two colour options

£15.00

Combat Green | Blue

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The Trail Events Co logo hoodie ‘Established 2014’ Comes in four colour options

£28.00

Charcoal | Grape | Pepper Red | Bright Royal

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Trail Events Morf Snood – Comes in four colour options

£8.00

Midnight Camo | Arctic Camo | Bright Orange | Bright Pink

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