Fan Brycheiniog Fell Race
AM 14k/840m (8.75 miles/2750ft)

Saturday 2nd September 201

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 1:17:41
Katie Beecher 1:36:58

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

Organiser: Joc Dodd  01594562275

2016 Results


Fan Brycheiniog HQ Location


The Course
The map indicates a possible route that competitors may wish to follow, however this is not necessarily the optimum route. Although B&W maps will be provided it is suggested that a full colour OS type map of the area should be carried. The route indicated on the map below is all 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.

Notes about the indicated route on the map:

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.

The 'marked route' indicated on the map will take you from the below the escarpment to the top,  in order to find the path there. This involves an ascent of approx 30m. There are numerous other ways though to get back on to the top of the escarpment - these all involve encountering more rugged terrain on steeper ground. Another option some may choose is to continue to the finish on small paths (The Beacons Way) on the east of the escarpment, close to the stream and farmland boundary. The path here is fairly technical. Do not cross walls, fences or deviate onto farmland.

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 should be manned/ marshalled, but the R.O will advise on the day. 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.