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The 2020 event has sadly been postponed until 2021. All runners who are entered into this event have been emailed.

Black Mountains 2020 - Trail Events Co

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Black Mountains 2020

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.

12K  |   Half  |   Marathon  |   Ultra

Location

Newcourt Farm Campsite Felindre, Three Cooks Brecon LD3 0SS

Competitor Limit

800

Event Rearranged

Distance

14.6 KM

9.1 Miles

Total Elevation

846 Meters

2776 Feet

Entry Fee

£30

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

9:30 am

Briefing

10:15 am

Start Time

10:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 21st - 5:00 pm

Distance

23 KM

14.3 Miles

Total Elevation

1083 Meters

3553 Feet

Entry Fee

£42

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

8:30 am

Briefing

9:15 am

Start Time

9:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 21st - 5:00 pm

Distance

44.5 KM

27.7 Miles

Total Elevation

1960 Meters

6430 Feet

Entry Fee

£55

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

7:30 am

Briefing

8:15 am

Start Time

8:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 21st - 5:00 pm

Distance

50.4 KM

31.3 Miles

Total Elevation

2140 Meters

7021 Feet

Entry Fee

£62

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

6:30 am

Briefing

7:15 am

Start Time

7:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 21st - 5:00 pm

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Ultra GPX File Coming Soon

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes 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. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

12k Checkpoint 1 12k Checkpoint 2

4KM
From Start Line


7.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


10.5KM
To Finish Line


51° 52' 59" N 3° 6' 19" W

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11.5KM
From Start Line


3KM
To Next Checkpoint


3KM
To Finish Line


51° 54' 10" N 3° 6' 8" W

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At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes 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. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

half Checkpoint 1 half Checkpoint 2

15KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


8KM
To Finish Line


51° 56' 0" N 3° 8' 17" W

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20KM
From Start Line


3KM
To Next Checkpoint


3KM
To Finish Line


51° 53' 56" N 3° 6' 51" W

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At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes 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. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

marathon Checkpoint 1 marathon Checkpoint 2 marathon Checkpoint 3 marathon Checkpoint 4

15KM
From Start Line


15KM
To Next Checkpoint


30KM
To Finish Line


51° 56' 0" N 3° 8' 17" W

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30KM
From Start Line


4KM
To Next Checkpoint


15KM
To Finish Line


51° 56' 58" N 3° 5' 20" W

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34KM
From Start Line


6KM
To Next Checkpoint


11KM
To Finish Line


51° 55' 12" N 3° 4' 5" W

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40KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


5KM
To Finish Line


51° 54' 10" N 3° 6' 8" W

Google Maps Maps.Me

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes 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. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

ultra Checkpoint 1 ultra Checkpoint 2 ultra Checkpoint 3 ultra Checkpoint 4

15KM
From Start Line


15KM
To Next Checkpoint


35KM
To Finish Line


51° 56' 0" N 3° 8' 17" W

Google Maps Maps.Me

30KM
From Start Line


9KM
To Next Checkpoint


20KM
To Finish Line


51° 56' 58" N 3° 5' 20" W

Google Maps Maps.Me

39KM
From Start Line


7KM
To Next Checkpoint


11KM
To Finish Line


51° 53' 55" N 3° 2' 57" W

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46KM
From Start Line


4KM
To Next Checkpoint


4KM
To Finish Line


51° 52' 59" N 3° 6' 19" W

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12K Kit List

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
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Half Kit List

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
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Marathon Kit List

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
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Ultra Kit List

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
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

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.

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Additional Info


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

For our events, numbers and timing chips are sent to runners in the post approximately 1 week before the event. Please ensure your address is up to date on the system you used to register, at least 2 weeks. If you enter the event at the last minute, you will be able to collect your bib and timing chip on the day.

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 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.

Regarding training weekends, no signage will be provided, as all runs will be guided.

Camping Info

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.

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 (For the Backyard Ultra, only the winner gets a trophy)
  • 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 (£15)
  • For the Backyard Ultra, you can purchase a limited edition T-shirt (£15) and a limited edition hoody (£30)
  • GPS tracking units (available at £20 per day for hire)

Trail Events Co Shop


The Trail Events Logo ‘established 2014’ Technical Tee

The Trail Events Logo ‘established 2014’ Technical Tee

£15.00

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The Trail Events Co logo hoodie ‘Established 2014’

The Trail Events Co logo hoodie ‘Established 2014’

£28.00

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Trail Events Morf Snood

Trail Events Morf Snood

£8.00

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