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Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge - Saturday

28-May-2022 Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons, UK (Wales)

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52KM / 32Miles
1 Day - 1300 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

The Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge is now entering its 8th year at Gilestone Farm in Talyboont-on Usk and is one of the most popular events on the trail running calendar in Wales.

It is so popular we’ve added a second date to make it a weekend extravaganza of trail running with a new Back2Back Challenge over both the Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022.

The Brecon Beacons is one of four ranges of mountains and hills that make up the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Depending on the distance the routes will take you up the Taff Trail which follows along the picturesque Talybont reservoir and forestry as well as taking in Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales and Cribyn to name but a few.

Did we mention the views?

We offer four distances at this event. The Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k.

We are offering a 10% discount if you choose our Back2Back Challenge whichever distance.

Canicross friendly.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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