TEC Brecon Beacons 2023 - Trail Events Co

Sat 6 May 2023

TEC Brecon Beacons 2023

The marathon and ultra distances have also got a few new peaks to climb. This year after you summit Pen y Fan, instead of skirting around Cribyn and Fan y Big, you now have the joy of heading over the top of these two peaks!

Ultra  |   Marathon  |   Half   |   10K

Location

Talybont-on-Usk Brecon LD3 7JE

Competitor Limit

1400

Distance

52 KM

32.3 Miles

Total Elevation

2464 Meters

8084 Feet

Entry Fee

£68

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Registration

6:30 am

Briefing

7:15 am

Start Time

7:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 6th - 7:00 pm

Distance

43 KM

26.7 Miles

Total Elevation

1923 Meters

6309 Feet

Entry Fee

£58

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Registration

7:30 am

Briefing

8:15 am

Start Time

8:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 6th - 7:00 pm

Distance

25 KM

15.5 Miles

Total Elevation

904 Meters

2966 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 6th - 7:00 pm

Distance

10.6 KM

6.6 Miles

Total Elevation

282 Meters

925 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 6th - 7:00 pm

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


51.874550, -3.298150

What Three Words:

strut.stylists.handover Google Maps

11.6KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


40.4KM
To Finish Line


51.847570, -3.373310

What Three Words:

badminton.promotes.life Google Maps

22.3KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


29.7KM
To Finish Line


51.872369, -3.479900

What Three Words:

round.hothouse.icebergs Google Maps

33KM
From Start Line


14.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


19KM
To Finish Line


51.912580, -3.420390

What Three Words:

rising.sample.sideburns Google Maps

47.5KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


5KM
To Finish Line


51.911130, -3.338150

What Three Words:

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At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-
Water (Vegan)
Squash (Vegan)
Coke,
Electrolytes (Vegan)
Sweets (Vegan)
Crisps (Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate,
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)
Cake,
New Potatoes (Vegan)
Along with 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 drinks.

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


51.874550, -3.298150

What Three Words:

strut.stylists.handover Google Maps

11.6KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


30.4KM
To Finish Line


51.847570, -3.373310

What Three Words:

badminton.promotes.life Google Maps

22.3KM
From Start Line


15KM
To Next Checkpoint


19.7KM
To Finish Line


51.872369, -3.479900

What Three Words:

round.hothouse.icebergs Google Maps

37.3KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


5KM
To Finish Line


51.911130, -3.338150

What Three Words:

defensive.caskets.output Google Maps

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-
Water (Vegan)
Squash (Vegan)
Coke,
Electrolytes (Vegan)
Sweets (Vegan)
Crisps (Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate,
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)
Cake,
New Potatoes (Vegan)
Along with 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 drinks.

half Checkpoint 1 half Checkpoint 2 half Checkpoint 3

3.7KM
From Start Line


7.9KM
To Next Checkpoint


17.1KM
To Finish Line


51.874550, -3.298150

What Three Words:

strut.stylists.handover Google Maps

11.6KM
From Start Line


9.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


13.4KM
To Finish Line


51.847570, -3.373310

What Three Words:

badminton.promotes.life Google Maps

21.3KM
From Start Line


4.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


4.7KM
To Finish Line


51.911130, -3.338150

What Three Words:

defensive.caskets.output Google Maps

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-
Water (Vegan)
Squash (Vegan)
Coke,
Electrolytes (Vegan)
Sweets (Vegan)
Crisps (Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate,
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)
Cake,
New Potatoes (Vegan)
Along with 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 drinks.

This distance has no checkpoints.

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-
Water (Vegan)
Squash (Vegan)
Coke,
Electrolytes (Vegan)
Sweets (Vegan)
Crisps (Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate,
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)
Cake,
New Potatoes (Vegan)
Along with 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 drinks.

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

10K 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
  • GPS Route File
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Head Torch
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer

The Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge is now entering its 9th year in Talyboont-on Usk and is one of the most popular events on the trail running calendar in Wales.

This year we have managed to add some more elevation and we’ve taken you off the Taff Trail into the woods and joining the Cambrain Way.

The marathon and ultra distances have also got a few new peaks to climb. This year after you summit Pen y Fan, instead of skirting around Cribyn and Fan y Big, you now have the joy of heading over the top of these two peaks!

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

Canicross friendly – 10k and half marathon distances ONLY (please ensure your dog has trained properly for the event).

Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Additional Info


Parking

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

Address
Talybont-on-Usk
Brecon
LD3 7JE

Number & Timing Chip

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.

Bibs and timing chips are collected on the day, during the registration period. 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 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.

Self Navigation runs (Dartmoor 100, Dartmoor 50), no signage will be used. Way marks on the national pathways will show the way, along with your gps units.

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 book a camping spot please 'add' camping to your basket when checking out when entering an event.
Camping will be found in the 'merchandise' section on RaceNation.

Cost £7 per person per night plus £5 for your vehicle.

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 (£15)
  • GPS tracking units are included in the entry fee for the Snowdonia and Lake District, Marathon and Ultra distances.

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