Pen Tir Drop Fell Race
BS 7km/324m (4.2 miles/1064ft)

Sunday 16th Feb 2020
2:00 pm. £5.00 on the day (cakes and hot drink inc.)

Over 16. No dogs

Event HQ: Cwmdu Village Hall, Near Crickhowell GR SO180240.

Samuel Gregory 31:38 (2017)
Katie Beecher 36:51 (2017)

Organiser: Gareth Jones, 19 Taff Road, Caldicot, Newport, NP26 4PX


Photos 2020

2019 Results (.xls)   Results (.pdf)
2019 Photos (Helen Brown)
2019 Report

2018 Results (.xls)

2018 Race Report

2017 Results (.xls)

2017 Photos by Gill Stott

2017 Race Report (.pdf)

2013- 2016 Results (.xls)

Race Reports

Pen Tir Drop HQ Location

  Pen Tir Drop 2020.
Pen Tir Drop was regretfully cancelled, due to the main roads being closed by flooding from Storm Dennis. It was unlikely that the RO's and the runners, would be able to get to Cwmdu. The RO's did eventually get there by a circuitous route and posted a 'Race Cancelled' notice on the door of the Hall. The race route was then examined and found to be challenging, but a race would have been possible with full kit. Let's hope next year has kinder weather.

Race Route

The race starts on the road just outside the village hall. Up the road for 500m then left through a gate and onto a path, rocky in places. A rising traverse takes you to the base of the Pen Tir ridge - take a turn up and right onto it.
Follow the brow of the ridge on a path all the way up. There is a slight descent to the cairn (CP2) where you turn around and head back the way you came. The optimum route back from CP2, is a reverse of the outrun. However, any other route that doesn't cross fences is allowed.

(The Race was abandoned in 2014 due to flooding)