Maverick X Ultra Black Mountains - cancelled

Brecon, Powys

Organiser's Description

This event has been cancelled due to uncertainty around the coronavirus situation.

Brand new for 2020 we venture to South Wales for the Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Ultra Black Mountains event. This edition to the race calendar is long overdue, with the steep climbs, expansive ridgeways, technical descents and breathtaking views being everything us Mavericks look for in trails.

The Black Mountains are known for their mystery, moodiness and Magic. We bring to you 4 brand new routes that cut through these mythical mountains, so you can create your own set of Maverick magical moments. The trails vary from wide forest clearings to rocky paths and from well trodden by ways to largely unexplored tracks.

In true Maverick form we take you up the highest peaks in South Wales before descending down to the Grwynw Fawr reservoir and the lushous Welsh valleys that interlock below. The trails will be cloaked in the greenest of grass and sprinkled with sheep, transporting you to a place more a kin to something out of middle earth and the tales of Tolkien.

We can’t wait to welcome you to South Wales, somewhere we have wanted to take our Maverick trail running family for a long time. We know this will sell quickly, so don’t hang around. #theoutdoorsawaits

This Event is not Dog Friendly due to being in Spring and Lambing season. This is by the request of the local Landowner's and we need to respect their wishes.


  • X Short Route 12 km
    £30 CLOSED
  • X Middle Route 21 km
    £40 CLOSED
  • X Long Route 42 km
    £50 CLOSED
  • ULTRA 52 km
    £60 CLOSED
  • Team Entry 4 person team
    £160 CLOSED

Free Parking

Fully Marked Course

PH Outposts

Fully Timed

Online Results

Event Photography

Food & Drink Available

Bag Drop Area

Finishers Medal

Freedom Brew

Gwernyfed High School, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys LD3 0SG

Gates Open: 7:00

Registration: 7:30

Race Start: 9:00

Upon arrival please report to registration, which will open at 7:30am - please bring a copy of your entry confirmation. You will be asked to sign in and you’ll receive your race number. Numbers must be worn at all times

Technical terrain, long steep climbs and descents, this is a challenging route for all levels (+1750M)

There is free parking at the event.

We have 4 routes for you to choose from, please select carefully the X-Series is not for the faint hearted. You can expect up to 4 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts provided by Precision Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.


Ultra Cutoff times:

Start: Gwernyfed High School (0km), 09:00

Outpost 1: Rhos Fawr OP1 (6km), 12:00

Outpost 2: Blaen-y-Cwm OP2 (15km), 14:30

Outpost 3: Cadwgan OP3 (23km), 17:00

Outpost 4: Capel-y-Finn OP4 (37km), 17:00

Finish: Gwernyfed High School (52km), 20:00


In our quest to make this season plastic free, we ask that you run with a re-usable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.

Your routes will be clearly signed with arrows, tape, and small flags. Please look out for all of our signage on course and pay attention to any safety warnings. We take pride in our course laying so if you spend anytime running and you do not see signs after 0.5km you will be off course for some reason, please check.

Run your own race and do not follow the person in front they may not be paying attention to the signs. Please listen to our on course marshals and take care at road crossings. You’ll be running on public footpaths and bridleways, so please be considerate to other users.

These items are mandatory for the Marathon and Ultra routes

Trail shoes

Taped waterproof jacket

Taped waterproof trousers

Mobile phone (in case of emergency)

1L of water/hydration (Outposts to top are available)

Foil blanket

Map (supplied)

Hat/buff and gloves

Headtorch and spare & spare batteries

Additional base layer

A re-usable cup (we’d like to ensure our are races plastic free!)

Maverick Race was born from teamwork and has grown to what it is through a hardworking family of what can only be described as the ultimate ‘dream team’.

Brand new for 2020 we are introducing a team competition across all four Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Ultra series events, giving you the opportunity to run and compete with your very own ‘dream team’.

At each Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Ultra event you can enter to run as a team of 4, whereby each runner runs 1 of the 4 distances on offer. The winning team is the team of 4 with the quickest cumulative time across all 4 distances.

All 4 runners set off at the same time then along the route members of your team will peel off according to which route they are running.

Entering as a team saves you £20 over all 4 distances (£160 instead of the individual sum of entries at £180).

So, Now more than ever before, running with Maverick race means you will never feel truly alone out on the trails and there is a distance for everyone. Knowing that your own team of Mavericks will be waiting for you at the finish line is enough to make sure you’re screaming ‘squad-goals’ come that finish line.

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  • X Short Route 12 km
    £30 CLOSED
  • X Middle Route 21 km
    £40 CLOSED
  • X Long Route 42 km
    £50 CLOSED
  • ULTRA 52 km
    £60 CLOSED
  • Team Entry 4 person team
    £160 CLOSED

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