Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge 2022 – Saturday - Trail Events Co

Sat 28 May 2022

Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge 2022 – Saturday

11K  |   Half   |   Marathon  |   Ultra

Location

Gilestone Farm Talybont-on-Usk Brecon LD3 7JE

Competitor Limit

1300

Distance

11 KM

6.8 Miles

Total Elevation

448 Meters

1470 Feet

Entry Fee

£33

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

9:30 am

Briefing

10:15 am

Start Time

10:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 29th - 5:00 pm

Distance

25 KM

15.5 Miles

Total Elevation

1136 Meters

3727 Feet

Entry Fee

£45

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

8:30 am

Briefing

9:15 am

Start Time

9:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 29th - 5:00 pm

Distance

43 KM

26.7 Miles

Total Elevation

2414 Meters

7920 Feet

Entry Fee

£58

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

7:30 am

Briefing

8:15 am

Start Time

8:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 29th - 5:00 pm

Distance

52 KM

32.3 Miles

Total Elevation

2968 Meters

9738 Feet

Entry Fee

£65

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

6:30 am

Briefing

7:15 am

Start Time

7:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 29th - 5:00 pm

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.

11k Checkpoint 1

3.7KM
From Start Line


7.8KM
To Next Checkpoint


7.8KM
To Finish Line


51.87455 -3.29815

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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 half Checkpoint 3

3.7KM
From Start Line


7.9KM
To Next Checkpoint


17.1KM
To Finish Line


51.87455 -3.29815

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11.6KM
From Start Line


9.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


13.4KM
To Finish Line


51.84757 -3.37331

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21.3KM
From Start Line


4.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


4.7KM
To Finish Line


51.87455 -3.29815

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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

3.7KM
From Start Line


7.9KM
To Next Checkpoint


38.3KM
To Finish Line


51.87455 -3.29815

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11.6KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


30.4KM
To Finish Line


51.84757 -3.37331

Google Maps Maps.Me

22.3KM
From Start Line


15KM
To Next Checkpoint


19.7KM
To Finish Line


51.868 -3.47164

Google Maps Maps.Me

37.3KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


5KM
To Finish Line


51.91113 -3.33815

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 ultra Checkpoint 5

3.7KM
From Start Line


7.9KM
To Next Checkpoint


48.3KM
To Finish Line


51.87455 -3.29815

Google Maps Maps.Me

11.6KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


40.4KM
To Finish Line


51.84757 -3.37331

Google Maps Maps.Me

22.3KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


29.7KM
To Finish Line


51.868 -3.47164

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33KM
From Start Line


14.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


19KM
To Finish Line


51.91258 -3.42039

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47.5KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


5KM
To Finish Line


51.91113 -3.33815

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11K 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)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Foil Blanket
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Head Torch
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer

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)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • Compass
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)

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

The Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge is now entering its 8th year at Gilestone Farm in Talyboont-on Usk and is one of the most popular events on the trail running calendar in Wales.

It is so popular we’ve added a second date to make it a weekend extravaganza of trail running with a new Back2Back Challenge over both the Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022.

The Brecon Beacons is one of four ranges of mountains and hills that make up the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Depending on the distance the routes will take you up the Taff Trail which follows along the picturesque Talybont reservoir and forestry as well as taking in Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales and Cribyn to name but a few.

Did we mention the views?

We offer four distances at this event. The Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k.

We are offering a 10% discount if you choose our Back2Back Challenge whichever distance.

Canicross friendly.

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Additional Info


Parking

Parking available at Gilestone Farm
Opening at 6am
Secure parking.
Next to the start/finish line and event Headquarters & Registration
Cost £5 CASH- Paid on arrival at Gilestone Farm.

Address
Gilestone Farm
Talybont-on-Usk
Brecon
LD3 7JE

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 Gilestone Farm - Next to the start line.

Open for check-in from 4pm-8pm each evening, Friday and Saturday on the weekend of the event.

Please note this is a basic campsite.
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 plus £5 for your vehicle.

Glamping now available at Gilestone Farm too!

Gilestone Farm the home of the Brecon Beacons event, will now have glamping and luxury lodges on offer for our event on Saturday 28th May 2022, please check out the link below to see what is on offer at Gilestone Farm.

Gilestone Glamping.

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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