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Midnight Mountain Marathon

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Midnight Mountain Marathon

Brecon, Powys

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, UK

Sat 1st June 2024

Starting at 17:00

4 races

£40.00 - £62.00

Organiser's Description

The Midnight Mountain Marathon is no ordinary marathon.

Set in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons, the course takes you through forests, over streams, past waterfalls and up mountains. The difference between this and any other mountain marathon, is that you start at 5.30PM and have to finish before the midnight cut off.

The Midnight Mountain Marathon uses part of the 'Fan Dance' which is a the infamous run taken on by potential members of British Special Forces as part of their selection process. This includes an ascent of Pen y Fan (2,907ft / 886m) which is the highest peak in South Wales.

Races

  • Midnight Mountain Marathon

    £62.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Brutal Bergen

    £62.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Half

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Half Brutal Bergen

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Midnight Mountain Marathon

    £62.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Brutal Bergen

    £62.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Half

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Half Brutal Bergen

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

The Midnight Mountain Marathon uses part of the 'Fan Dance' which is the infamous run taken on by potential members of British Special Forces as part of their selection process. This includes an ascent of Pen y Fan (2,907ft / 886m) which is the highest peak in South Wales.

What's Included

Event buff, finisher medal, parking, and soup at the finish line.

Parking

Event parking is included in your entry fee. You must use this parking and not the local roads.

Please note: The parking is no longer at the campsite.

Location

Henderson Hall in Talybont-on-Usk LD3 7YQ

FAQs

  • Where are the aid stations?

    At miles 7.5 and 19.

  • What time do the races start?

    The half, full and Brutal Bergen half races start at 17:30 The Brutal Bergen full starts at 16:00

  • What time is the safety briefing?

    17:00 for all races except 15:45 for the full Brutal Bergen.

  • What does the Brutal Bergen involve?

    The Brutal Bergen option involves completing the full or half course with a pack (men - 35lbs / women - 25lbs) The full will start at 16:00 (the briefing will be 15 minutes before you set off) and the half will start with the other events at 17:30 Packs must 35lbs for men and 25lbs for women. You can make up the weight any way you want to, but wrapping the items with a towel or sleeping bag is advised. Training with the pack you intend to complete the event with is also recommended. Your pack will be weighed before and after the race.

  • What will be available at the aid stations?

    Sports drink, bananas, cake, jellybabies, crisps, water and coke etc.

  • What happens if I need to pull out?

    Make your way to the next CP and you will be taken back to race HQ.

Registration

  • Registration/briefing is held in the event HQ, Henderson Hall in Talybont-on-Usk LD3 7YQ
  • Registration is open from 14:00 till 16:45

The rules

No littering.

You must wear your high viz and glow stick at sundown.

You must carry the compulsory items on the kit list.

The finish

A medal and hot soup awaits you!

If you retire early, please do not leave the event without returning your timing chip to the finish staff. This is how all runners are accounted for and the chips cost £30.

plastic free

Due to the number of entrants and a care for the environment, Brutal Events are trying to do our bit by cutting down on waste. Brutal events will NOT be supplying any plastic cups at the aid stations, so no cup means no drink. By having a collapsable cup ensures that you can have refreshments at the aid stations.

As above, Brutal Events are trying to reduce single-use plastic. Glow Sticks are easily replaced with a red tail light and again, better for the environment.

Race information pack

Check out the race information from June 2022 to give you a better idea of the event requirements

Race Pack

the weather

The weather on the mountains can change very quickly. Make sure that you adhere to the kit list and are adequately clothed. A weather forecast will be published at registration. If the weather is extremely adverse and deemed to be dangerous, the event will be cancelled or re-routed as appropriate. Possible scenarios for this include high winds or thick fog. The event director’s decision is final on this matter and will be based entirely on keeping you alive and safe. If in the view of the event director the weather is deteriorating to the point whereby it poses a safety risk to competitors whilst they are on the course, they will be held at the next checkpoint and transported back to the event HQ.

marathon compulsory kit list

• Issued map and waterproof map case (or bag)

• Whistle

• Compass

• Waterproof top

• Long trousers or tights

• Hat and gloves

• Chocolate bar or similar

• Head torch with spare batteries

• More than 400ml of water or other drink

• A light weight piece of warm clothing

• A fully charged working mobile phone with the HQ number programmed into it (you will be given this phone number at the safety briefing)

• A high visibility vest - NOT high visibility strips or similar. The vest CAN go on your rucksack

• Your ICE (In Case of an Emergency) contact and contact number, your name and your mobile number and medical information that medics or rescue staff should be aware of

• Collapsible Cup* - NEW FOR 2022! Available to buy at the event for £5 or from brutalbranded.com

• Red tail-light to be switched on at dusk (a rear bike light is fine)

• Blister kit

  • Please note: you do NOT need the kit if you are doing the half

cut off

Half cut off
You need to have finished the half by midnight

Full cut off
You need to have finished the full by midnight

  • If you reach the last aid / medic point (mile 19) after 11.30pm you will be escorted to the finish.

Event Video

Reviews

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Lloyd

·8 months ago

Can't comment on the race at all. I was unable to attend so I contacted their email address + via whatsapp. There has been no response at all. So from a customer support point of view this isn't great.
JP
Jason

·8 months ago

Very tough course. You need to be super-fit to do it. Generally well organised. However, I thought it would be safer to have someone strolling along after the stragglers to check that no-one was in difficulty (they did have a sweeper-up, but that was later). Also, the little green flags and arrows that marked the course were easy to miss, especially after dark. How about an LED light on each one - could make a big different to someone wandering off down the wrong side of a mountain in the dark, or getting back safe? I almost missed one in the dark, but fortunately someone else called me back. I did also wonder how much use the medical station at the top of Pen-y-Fan was. Anybody with anything more than the most minor problem would not be able to get to the top of Pen-y-Fan. Having it lower down Pen-y-Fan would have been more helpful to anyone in trouble, I would have thought. If you're going to do it, make sure you do proper training (like I didn't), and have your head-light (NB: get a good quality, very bright one) and gloves (my hands got cold) where you can easily access them. Carry at least 800ml of water, and some energy foods, and all the other things required, of course (you'll be sent a list). Otherwise, you could always do the half-marathon.
HE
Hayley

·8 months ago

Brilliant. The marshals were fantastic, friendly and so supportive. Clear instructions and safety brief. The course was signposted with great views and challenging parts. I cannot walk straight today but it was absolutely worth it. Completed the weighted HM and can’t wait to go for the full one next year!
SM
Stephen

·8 months ago

Absolutely brilliant had a great time. Roll on next year

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Location

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