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Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge

Talybont-on-Usk, Powys, South Wales

Organiser's Description

This event has been postponed due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event.

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.

Distances

52K, 42K, 23.5K & 11.5K

More Info

Event website

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
Free Professional Race Photos
Trail Events Co Snood

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

12k
Registration: 9:30 am
Briefing: 10:15 am
Start Time: 10:30 am
Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Half Marathon
Registration: 8:30 am
Briefing: 9:15 am
Start Time: 9:30 am
Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Marathon
Registration: 7:30 am
Briefing: 8:15 am
Start Time: 8:30 am
Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

ULTRA
Registration: 6:30 am
Briefing: 7:15 am
Start Time: 7:30 am
Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

11.5 KM / 7.1 Miles

Total Elevation - 448 Meters / 1470 Feet

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23.5 KM / 14.6 Miles

Total Elevation - 1136 Meters / 3727 Feet

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41.7 KM / 25.9 Miles

Total Elevation - 2414 Meters / 7920 Feet

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51.87 KM / 32.2 Miles

Total Elevation - 2968 Meters / 9738 Feet

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At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas and 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 coke and squash.

Parking available at Gilestone Farm
Opening at 6am
Secure parking.
Next to the start/finish line and event Headquarters & Registration

Cost £5 CASH- Paid on arrival at Gilestone Farm.

12K MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start

12K ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website

HALF 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

HALF ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Compass
Whistle
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Emergency Food
Hat
Gloves
First Aid Kit

MARATHON /ULTRA 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

MARATHON /ULTRA ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup

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.

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.

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

Please note this is a basic campsite.
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 Info@trailevents.co with your arrival time & tent size, camper van information included.

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

Glamping now available at Gilestone Farm too!

Gilestone Farm the home of the Brecon Beacons event, will now have glamping and luxury lodges on offer for our event on Saturday 2th May 2019, please check out the link below to see what is on offer at Gilestone Farm.

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