The Gilwern Grunt

Date: Monday April 13th 2020. 11:00 am.

Venue: The Whistle Inn, Garn-yr-erw, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9SJ

Distance: 8 miles (approx) 460m ascent.

Entry: £10 affiliated / £12 unaffiliated (£2 extra on the day)


Yes - due to popular demand it's back again for 2020. The route will be unchanged. A spectacular run around and down from Gilwern Hill, a traverse of “The Tumble” and an excursion through the lava-like landscape of the canyons of Pwll Du... and who could forget the finish up and down the infamous volcano?

This gives an approximate distance of 8 miles.

It really is the most interesting off-road race, with some spectacular scenery set amongst a backdrop of remote moorland-like areas and old quarry workings. A route for connoisseurs!

2018 Photos by Tosh

2017 Photos by Tosh

Photos 2017 (Gerry Ashton) here

Photos 2017 (Pont-y-Pwl) here

PHOTOS 2016 HERE (Karen)

PHOTOS 1 HERE (Gareth)