Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge

The Brecon Beacons are located in South Wales offering some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at Gilestone Farm, Talybot-on-Usk (1 hour from Cardiff) we offer four distances for this event. The Ultra Marathon, Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K routes all take in the scenic trail runs of Brecon.

Sat 11 May 2019

Trail Running

1000
Competitor Limit

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

Event Stats

Distance

11.5 KM

7.1 Miles

Elevation Gained

448 Meters

1470 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 30

Difficulty: Moderate

Start Time: 10:30 am

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 10:15 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Distance

23.5 KM

14.6 Miles

Elevation Gained

1136 Meters

3727 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 42

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 9:30 am

Registration: 8:30 am

Briefing: 9:15 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Distance

41.7 KM

25.9 Miles

Elevation Gained

2414 Meters

7920 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 55

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 8:30 am

Registration: 7:30 am

Briefing: 8:15 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Distance

51.87 KM

32.2 Miles

Elevation Gained

2968 Meters

9738 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 62

Difficulty: Strenuous

Start Time: 7:30 am

Registration: 6:30 am

Briefing: 7:15 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

The Brecon Beacons are located in South Wales offering some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at Gilestone Farm, Talybot-on-Usk (1 hour from Cardiff) we offer four distances for this event. The Ultra Marathon, Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K routes all take in the scenic trail runs of Brecon.

Canicross friendly, please remember to take your dogs training as seriously as your own.

The Route


Specific route description coming soon!

Specific route description coming soon!

Specific route description coming soon!

Specific route description coming soon!

Checkpoint Info

10K - CP1

3.7KM From Start

7.8KM To Next CP

7.8KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.87455 -3.29815

Half - CP1

3.7KM From Start

7.9KM To Next CP

17.1KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.87455 -3.29815

Half - CP2

11.6KM From Start

9.7KM To Next CP

13.4KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.84757 -3.37331

Half - CP3

21.3KM From Start

4.7KM To Next CP

4.7KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.87455 -3.29815

Marathon - CP1

3.7KM From Start

7.9KM To Next CP

38.3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.87455 -3.29815

Marathon - CP2

11.6KM From Start

10.7KM To Next CP

30.4KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.84757 -3.37331

Marathon - CP3

22.3KM From Start

15KM To Next CP

19.7KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.868 -3.47164

Marathon - CP4

37.3KM From Start

5KM To Next CP

5KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.91113 -3.33815

Ultra - CP1

3.7KM From Start

7.9KM To Next CP

48.3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.87455 -3.29815

Ultra - CP2

11.6KM From Start

10.7KM To Next CP

40.4KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.84757 -3.37331

Ultra - CP3

22.3KM From Start

10.7KM To Next CP

29.7KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.868 -3.47164

Ultra - CP4

33KM From Start

14.5KM To Next CP

19KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.91258 -3.42039

Ultra - CP5

47.5KM From Start

5KM To Next CP

5KM To Finish

Coordinates: 51.91113 -3.33815

Event countdown

Kit List

  • Fully charged mobile phone – pre set numbers of HQ and Race Director (07729827952)
  • Water/wind proof jacket (taped seems)
  • Appropriate running attire and shoes
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • Foil blanket for Marathon and Ultra runners

Please check your runner information email for any updates on kit lists. Each distance is slightly different and in the case of Snowdon everybody needs a full kit list.

Extra items that could be on your kit lists

  • Spare Food
  • Spare Clothes
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Map (supplied on the day by us)

 

Parking

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

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

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.

For some of our events we provide maps of the route at the start of the event. You must keep these maps on you at all times, as a back up to be referred to if needed.

You can also download the 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
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also on offer:-
  • Physiotherapists and ‘K’ Taping
  • Technical Running T-shirt
  • GPS tracking units
  • Beer Tent
  • Pizza marquee
  • Camping spots available

What Do You Get
Camping

Camping

Camping available at Gilestone Farm - Next to the start line.

Fresh Water tap and Portaloos 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 £5 per night

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