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 the village hall of 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 5 May 2018

Trail Running

1200
Competitor Limit

Henderson Hall
Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon
LD3 7YQ

Event Stats

Distance

9.97 KM

6.2 Miles

Elevation Gained

418 Meters

1371 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 25

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

1093 Meters

3586 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 35

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

25.91 Miles

Elevation Gained

2843 Meters

9327 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 45

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

32.23 Miles

Elevation Gained

3538 Meters

11608 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 55

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 the village hall of 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

There are a number of checkpoints along the route. Each checkpoint will give you a chance to refuel. Checkpoints will contain water, squash, jelly babies, jelly beans, nuts, biscuits, salt and vinegar and ready salted crisps. There are bananas at the finish area.

Checkpoint 1 - Visited by 10k, half (twice), full and Ultra distances. Distance 3.5K - next to Talybont Reservoir (Half marathon 2nd visit is at 14k).

Checkpoint 2 - Visited by Half, Full and Ultra - Distance 11k, at the top of Talybont Reservoir where the half marathon split.

Checkpoint 3 - Visited by the Marathon and Ultra - Distance 22k, at Storey Arms Car Park (Pen y Fan walk) - Toilets are available in this car park.

Checkpoint 4 - Visited by the Marathon and Ultra - Distance marathon 35k, ultra 45k - Road, Blaen-nant Farm (as you leave the Brecon's heading to the canal path).

Checkpoint 5 - Info coming soon.

Event countdown

Advisory Kit List

  • Fully charged mobile phone – pre set numbers of HQ and Race Directors
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Appropriate running attire and shoes
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • Foil blanket for distances up to and above Half Marathon
  • GPS unit
  • Compass
  • Spare money
  • Sunscreen

Parking

Parking available at Talybont Farm Campsite
Opening at 6am
Secure parking.
Use of showers and toilets.
2 Minute walk to start line.
Cost £5 - Paid on arrival at Talybont Campsite.

Address
The Farmhouse
Mill Lane
Talybont-on-Usk
LD3 7YJ

Number & Timing Chip

These are to be collected on the day 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.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a white correx board with a black 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.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co finishers medal
  • Trail Events Co T Shirt
  • Trophies for first three (Male and Female)
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing

What Do You Get
Camping

Camping

Talybont Farm
Brecon, LD3 7YJ
01874 676674
3 minute walk from the event

Pencelli Castle Farm
Brecon, LD3 7LX
01874 665451
2.4 miles from the event

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