TEC Brecon Beacons 2025 - Trail Events Co

Sat 10 May 2025

TEC Brecon Beacons 2025

Ultra  |   Marathon  |   Half   |   10K

Location

Henderson Hall Talybont-on-Usk Brecon LD3 7YQ

Competitor Limit

1200

ENTRIES OPENING SOON

Distance

53.55 KM

33.3 Miles

Total Elevation

2415 Meters

7923 Feet

Entry Fee

£79

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Registration

6:30 am

Briefing

7:15 am

Start Time

7:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 10th - 6:30 pm

Distance

44.44 KM

27.6 Miles

Total Elevation

1896 Meters

6220 Feet

Entry Fee

£69

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Registration

7:30 am

Briefing

8:15 am

Start Time

8:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 10th - 6:30 pm

Distance

26.52 KM

16.5 Miles

Total Elevation

856 Meters

2808 Feet

Entry Fee

£54

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

8:30 am

Briefing

9:15 am

Start Time

9:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 10th - 6:30 pm

Distance

10.05 KM

6.2 Miles

Total Elevation

254 Meters

833 Feet

Entry Fee

£42

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

9:30 am

Briefing

10:15 am

Start Time

10:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 10th - 6:30 pm

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

11.6KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


40.4KM
To Finish Line


What Three Words:

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22.3KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


29.7KM
To Finish Line


51.872369, -3.479900

What Three Words:

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33KM
From Start Line


14.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


19KM
To Finish Line


51.912580, -3.420390

What Three Words:

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47.5KM
From Start Line


5KM
To Next Checkpoint


5KM
To Finish Line


51.911130, -3.338150

What Three Words:

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We have wonderfully stocked checkpoints, that include a large range of products.

One of our partners UCAN Uk supply us with our hydration and energy powders. They also supply gels and bars if that is the option you prefer.

UCAN Uk products are 100% natural and completely sugar free - You do not need sugar and the drop off when you are running. These products are healthier, far better at delivery hydration and energy and you don't get the sugar low.

They use a 'SuperStarch' which is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilises blood sugar levels.

https://www.generationucan.co.uk/

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-

Fluid
Water (Vegan)
Squash - Blackcurrant & Orange (Vegan)
Coke
UCAN Hydrate Electrolyte Drink Mix (Hydration) - UCAN Hydrate contains five essential electrolytes, has no sugar and zero calories, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia. (Vegan)
UCAN Flavoured SuperStarch / Livsteady Drink Mix (Energy) - Flavoured drink mix is powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady, has no added sugar, contains added electrolytes and is gluten free. (Vegan)

Energy
UCAN Energy Bars - UCAN bars are the only bar powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady for long-lasting energy that sustains blood sugar levels. They will keep you fuelled and feeling good. (Vegan)
UCAN edge UCAN powder pre-mixed for on the go (Gels) These gels represents a quantum leap in how athletes will fuel for sport. The first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch. (Vegan)

Snacks
Sweets - Haribo selection
Crisps (Mostly Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate

Fruit
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)

Cakes & Biscuits
Cake - Swiss Roll - Strawberry, chocolate & lemon flavours
Jaffa Cakes
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carbs
New Potatoes - Salt available (Vegan)

REUSABLE CUPS
We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for drinks; we do not provide cups.

OTHER
We keep sanitary products at HQ and they are also available on some checkpoints.

marathon Checkpoint 1 marathon Checkpoint 2 marathon Checkpoint 3

11.6KM
From Start Line


10.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


30.4KM
To Finish Line


What Three Words:

worker.pushed.scornful 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

We have wonderfully stocked checkpoints, that include a large range of products.

One of our partners UCAN Uk supply us with our hydration and energy powders. They also supply gels and bars if that is the option you prefer.

UCAN Uk products are 100% natural and completely sugar free - You do not need sugar and the drop off when you are running. These products are healthier, far better at delivery hydration and energy and you don't get the sugar low.

They use a 'SuperStarch' which is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilises blood sugar levels.

https://www.generationucan.co.uk/

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-

Fluid
Water (Vegan)
Squash - Blackcurrant & Orange (Vegan)
Coke
UCAN Hydrate Electrolyte Drink Mix (Hydration) - UCAN Hydrate contains five essential electrolytes, has no sugar and zero calories, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia. (Vegan)
UCAN Flavoured SuperStarch / Livsteady Drink Mix (Energy) - Flavoured drink mix is powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady, has no added sugar, contains added electrolytes and is gluten free. (Vegan)

Energy
UCAN Energy Bars - UCAN bars are the only bar powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady for long-lasting energy that sustains blood sugar levels. They will keep you fuelled and feeling good. (Vegan)
UCAN edge UCAN powder pre-mixed for on the go (Gels) These gels represents a quantum leap in how athletes will fuel for sport. The first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch. (Vegan)

Snacks
Sweets - Haribo selection
Crisps (Mostly Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate

Fruit
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)

Cakes & Biscuits
Cake - Swiss Roll - Strawberry, chocolate & lemon flavours
Jaffa Cakes
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carbs
New Potatoes - Salt available (Vegan)

REUSABLE CUPS
We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for drinks; we do not provide cups.

OTHER
We keep sanitary products at HQ and they are also available on some checkpoints.

half Checkpoint 1 half Checkpoint 2

11.6KM
From Start Line


9.7KM
To Next Checkpoint


13.4KM
To Finish Line


What Three Words:

worker.pushed.scornful 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

We have wonderfully stocked checkpoints, that include a large range of products.

One of our partners UCAN Uk supply us with our hydration and energy powders. They also supply gels and bars if that is the option you prefer.

UCAN Uk products are 100% natural and completely sugar free - You do not need sugar and the drop off when you are running. These products are healthier, far better at delivery hydration and energy and you don't get the sugar low.

They use a 'SuperStarch' which is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilises blood sugar levels.

https://www.generationucan.co.uk/

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-

Fluid
Water (Vegan)
Squash - Blackcurrant & Orange (Vegan)
Coke
UCAN Hydrate Electrolyte Drink Mix (Hydration) - UCAN Hydrate contains five essential electrolytes, has no sugar and zero calories, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia. (Vegan)
UCAN Flavoured SuperStarch / Livsteady Drink Mix (Energy) - Flavoured drink mix is powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady, has no added sugar, contains added electrolytes and is gluten free. (Vegan)

Energy
UCAN Energy Bars - UCAN bars are the only bar powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady for long-lasting energy that sustains blood sugar levels. They will keep you fuelled and feeling good. (Vegan)
UCAN edge UCAN powder pre-mixed for on the go (Gels) These gels represents a quantum leap in how athletes will fuel for sport. The first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch. (Vegan)

Snacks
Sweets - Haribo selection
Crisps (Mostly Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate

Fruit
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)

Cakes & Biscuits
Cake - Swiss Roll - Strawberry, chocolate & lemon flavours
Jaffa Cakes
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carbs
New Potatoes - Salt available (Vegan)

REUSABLE CUPS
We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for drinks; we do not provide cups.

OTHER
We keep sanitary products at HQ and they are also available on some checkpoints.

This distance has no checkpoints.

We have wonderfully stocked checkpoints, that include a large range of products.

One of our partners UCAN Uk supply us with our hydration and energy powders. They also supply gels and bars if that is the option you prefer.

UCAN Uk products are 100% natural and completely sugar free - You do not need sugar and the drop off when you are running. These products are healthier, far better at delivery hydration and energy and you don't get the sugar low.

They use a 'SuperStarch' which is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilises blood sugar levels.

https://www.generationucan.co.uk/

At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-

Fluid
Water (Vegan)
Squash - Blackcurrant & Orange (Vegan)
Coke
UCAN Hydrate Electrolyte Drink Mix (Hydration) - UCAN Hydrate contains five essential electrolytes, has no sugar and zero calories, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia. (Vegan)
UCAN Flavoured SuperStarch / Livsteady Drink Mix (Energy) - Flavoured drink mix is powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady, has no added sugar, contains added electrolytes and is gluten free. (Vegan)

Energy
UCAN Energy Bars - UCAN bars are the only bar powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady for long-lasting energy that sustains blood sugar levels. They will keep you fuelled and feeling good. (Vegan)
UCAN edge UCAN powder pre-mixed for on the go (Gels) These gels represents a quantum leap in how athletes will fuel for sport. The first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch. (Vegan)

Snacks
Sweets - Haribo selection
Crisps (Mostly Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)
Chocolate

Fruit
Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)

Cakes & Biscuits
Cake - Swiss Roll - Strawberry, chocolate & lemon flavours
Jaffa Cakes
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carbs
New Potatoes - Salt available (Vegan)

REUSABLE CUPS
We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for drinks; we do not provide cups.

OTHER
We keep sanitary products at HQ and they are also available on some checkpoints.

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Foil Blanket
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
  • GPS Route File
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves

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)
  • 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 Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) Trail Running Challenge is now entering its 10th year in Talyboont-on Usk and is one of the most popular events on the trail running calendar in Wales.

Last years’ route changes where we managed to add some more elevation and take you off the Taff Trail into the woods and joining the Cambrain Way. As well as the marathon and ultra distances the new peaks to climb of Cribyn and Fan y Big, we are certainly keeping these changes.

We offer four distances at this event. The Ultra Marathon (55k), Marathon, Half Marathon (Long Half of 17.5miles) and 10k.

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

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Additional Info


Parking

FREE Parking available at:-

The Mart,
Station Rd,
Talybont on Usk

Opening time 06:00
Secure parking.

Next to the start/finish line and event Headquarters & Registration

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.

Please note for events in the Lake District and Snowdonia the Ultra Marathon and Marathon runners also receive a GPS tracker as part of the entry fee.

Signage

We pride ourselves in laying brilliant and easy to follow routes. We use arrow markers that are red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also have split markers for all routes -'Ultra Marathon Only', 'Marathon Only', 'Half Marathon Only', '10-16k Only'.

The GPX file of the route is part of your mandatory kit list. This can be download from the website and should be downloaded to your devices.

Self Navigation runs (Dartmoor 100k Only), no signage will be used. Way marks on the national pathways will show the way, your GPXS File will be your navigation tool..

Camping Info

For people wishing to camp, we recommend you book through the local campsite.

Talybont Farm Camping.

https://www.talybontfarmcamping.co.uk/

The site is a 3-5 minute walk from the start/finish line.

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
  • 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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