Fan Brycheiniog Fell Race
AM 15.7k/840m (9.8 miles/2750ft)

Saturday 5th September 2020

11.00 am. £5.00.

Event HQ: Tafarn Y Garreg (Pub)
Start and finish will be just north of Tafarn Y Garreg, after crossing the bridge (GR SN849173)
Snacks in pub after

Course records:

Dan Doherty 1:15:39 (2017)
Hayley Evans 1:36:34 (2017)

Over 18. Full kit (dependent on weather) and some navigational skills required.

Organiser: Paul Dodd  01594562275

2019 Results
2019 Winners
2019 Team Results

2019 Checkpoint Position
2019 Report
2019 Photos (Rona Davies)

2018 Full Results
2018 Winners
2018 Team Results
2018 Report
2018 Photos (Gill Stott)

2017 Full Results
2017 Winners
2017 Teams
2017 Full Results with summit time
2017 Positions at Checkpoints

2017 Photos (Gill Stott)

2016 Results

2016 Photos

Fan Brycheiniog HQ Location


The Course 


Although B&W maps will be provided it is suggested that a full colour OS type map of the area should be carried. The obvious route between checkpoints on the map are mostly on paths of some sort, from large walking highways to smaller running tracks along defined sheep-trods, however competitors are free to run off-piste' to follow their perceived optimum route.

The 'goat track' descent before reaching checkpoint 2 is along a defined path - it is relatively steep. 
Checkpoint 2 on the spur/knoll is slightly off the path that traverses under the escarpment.
There is a good path around the escarpment between Check 2 and Check 3.

In the first year we had a 'marked route' leading from below the escarpment to the top (see map). This year there will be no markings on the ground. There are numerous ways to get back on to the top of the escarpment after Llyn Y Fan Fawr, should you wish, however most are quite technical and not recommended - especially in adverse weather conditions. Talk to the race organiser on the day if you think you want to find the best ascent back on to the top of the escarpment (instead of 'legging it ' down the Beacons Way in the valley, next to the stream, as pretty much everyone did last year).

Start/Finish: The race starts just north of Tafarn Y Garreg on the A4067 near Dan Yr Ogof show caves. The route includes 3 checkpoints which must be visited in the correct order, namely:

    CP1 - Fan Brycheiniog trig point (GR SN 826218) - this may end up being he stone shelter just before if weather on top is inclement.
    CP2 – Knoll/Spur near bottom of 'goat track' (GR SN 816220):
    CP3 - North end of Llyn Y Fan Fawr (GR SN 830221)

All checkpoints will be manned/ marshalled and this yera we will have a sweep runner. It is each competitor's responsibility to ensure that their race number is clearly visible and that the marshal has correctly recorded it - you will not appear in the results if you have not been recorded as visiting each checkpoint.