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Midnight Mountain Marathon

Brecon, Powys

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, UK

Sat 4th June 2022

Starting at 17:00

5 races

£30.00 - £135.00

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

  • MMM Brutal Bergen

    £50.00

    Packs Must 35lbs for Men and 25lbs for Women.

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Pairs

    £90.00

    Pairs and Teams Run Together, NOT in Relay Style.

  • MMM Team of 3

    £135.00

    Pairs and Teams Run Together, NOT in Relay Style.

  • MMM Half

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Half Brutal Bergen

    £30.00

    Packs Must 35lbs for Men and 25lbs for Women.

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • MMM Brutal Bergen

    £50.00

    Packs Must 35lbs for Men and 25lbs for Women.

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Pairs

    £90.00

    Pairs and Teams Run Together, NOT in Relay Style.

  • MMM Team of 3

    £135.00

    Pairs and Teams Run Together, NOT in Relay Style.

  • MMM Half

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MMM Half Brutal Bergen

    £30.00

    Packs Must 35lbs for Men and 25lbs for Women.

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

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

Parking

Parking will be at Talybont Farm Campsite and the price IS included in your race entry. This fee does NOT include camping overnight. Please pay the marshal at the gate. The campsite will be signed from the village

Location

Henderson Hall in Talybont-on-Usk LD3 7YQ

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.

Course Map

FAQs

  • Where are the aid stations?

    At miles 7.5 and 19.

  • Is there carparking available?

    Parking will be at Talybont Farm Campsite and the price IS included in your race entry. This fee does NOT include camping overnight. Please pay the marshal on the gate. The campsite will be signed from the village

  • How do the pairs and team options work

    Pairs and Teams run together, NOT in relay style.

  • 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. You pack will be weighed before and after the race.

  • What will be available at the aid stations?

    Glyco Source, 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 2019 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* - Available to buy at the event for £7.50 or from brutalbranded.com This cup is not compulsory, but advised.

• 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

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Location

Brecon, Powys

4 Jun 2022

£30.00 - £135.00