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Brecon, Powys

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom

Sat 10th June 2023

1 race


Organiser's Description

The route is a point to point 55km ultra marathon crossing of the Brecon Beacons National Park, taking all of the main summits and stunning ridge lines. On the route you'll be summiting 20 major mountain peaks. This isn't a circular route. All transport and logistics are included in the price.

Route heads from West to East across Brecon Beacons, taking in the superb ridge line and many summits. This is an epic journey. We’ll have well stock aid stations and support crews. At the finish line there’ll be hot food, showers, medals and glory.


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Course Details

This is a 55 km point to point crossing of the entire Brecon Beacon ridge line. It takes in 20 major summits and the terrain starts off very technical and the furthur East you go - the paths and terrain gets better and better.

All logistics are provided in the entry fee and coach transportation is put on from HQ across the Brecons to the start line.

What's Included

Transport from race HQ to the start line.
The route traverses the whole Brecon Beacons ridge line.
GPS Tracking.
Checkpoints with food and drinks.
Race HQ with hot food, showers and parking.
Event merchandise.
Professional Event Photos.
Professional Timing & Live Results.

  • Transport from race HQ to the start line included in the entry fee
  • The route traverses the whole Brecon Beacons ridge line, taking in 20 major summits
  • GPS tracking included in the entry fee
  • 4 well stocked aid stations
  • Floating support vehicles
  • Race HQ has hot showers and hot food at the end of the race
  • Professional event photos free of charge
  • Free event merchandise and medal included
  • Campsite next to race HQ


Parking costs £5

Talybont Farm, Talybont-on-Usk, LD3 7YJ (2 minutes walk to race HQ)


The race HQ is at Henderson Village Hall in the picturesque village of Talybont-on-Usk. Transport will then be provided to the start line.


6.00 am - Site opens
Parking and registration opens

7.30 am - Race briefing
Race briefing

8.00 am - Transport leaves
Coach leaves promptly so be there at least 15mins before

9.00 am - Start
Race starts at 9am.

1.00 pm - CP 1 Cutoff
Check point 1 cutoff is 4hrs after the start.

2.30 pm - CP 2 Cutoff
Check point 2 cutoff is 5hrs 30mins after the start.

5.00 pm - CP 3 Cutoff
Check point 3 cutoff is 8hrs after the start.

10.00 pm - Final Cutoff
Site closes at 11pm

Check points & Cut offs

Cut off 4hrs

Cut off 5hrs 30mins

Cut off 8hrs

The Route

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9 reviews


·a year ago

Fantastic scenic route from west to east across the Brecon Beacons peaks, and despite the climb was kinder on my body than a flatter but rock filled Lakes race. After the first checkpoint, I was looking forward to next as much for food/drink as the amazing support, without which I might not have finished. Still find it to believe I made it even 10 months later!

·a year ago

Epic race, fabulous route, super supportive event team, well stocked and very tasty food at checkpoints and hugs at the finish line (that’s certainly a first) - what’s not to like !

·a year ago

Everything you could want in an Ultra. Challenging climbs, technical terrain, stunning scenery, great support. Highly recommend

·a year ago

This race was awesome. A technical first half with some rocky and boggy sections but a much smoother path for the second half on tired legs. This is self navigated! But with the route on my watch and phone the navigation was straightforward, it's still very much a running challenge not an orienteering challenge. Incredible views in the second half of the race make the big climbs worth it. The team were all really great: knowledgeable and friendly. A tough race for this distance but I would highly recommend!

·a year ago

Fantastic day, tough course but very well supported and organised. Hope to go again next year! Thanks!

·a year ago

Brilliant race. Hard work but very rewarding with amazing views and technical descents. Just shy of 3000m of height gain packed into 55 km gives the legs a good workout!
Top man Nick. I am glad it gave the legs a good test :)
Dave Talbot - Adventure Events

·a year ago

A simply brilliant event. Everything was organised perfectly but be warned - this is a tough event!!!
Thanks Dave - glad you enjoyed it. It's proper challenge :)
Dave Talbot - Adventure Events

·a year ago

Great, brutal course. Aid stations well stocked and managed by supportive, friendly team. HQ facilities better than some others, with hot food and drinks available for free.
Thanks Leuan - glad you enjoyed the event :)
Dave Talbot - Adventure Events

·a year ago

Brutal route, but a stunning journey that will stay with me forever. Great crew and very smooth organisation from start to finish. I'll be back next year
Awesome stuff Chris - it's a very memorable journey, well done :)
Dave Talbot - Adventure Events
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