Tour of Torpantau Fell Race
AM 12.8k/760m (8 miles/2,500ft)
Saturday 7th March 2020
11:00 am. £7.00 (£2 for WFRA members).

Event HQ
Upper Blaen y Glyn car park
(GR SO 056176) on Pontsticill - Aber Village road.

Over 18.
Full kit and good navigational skills required.

Records: Dan Doherty 1.03.35 2017
Helen Brown 1:17:37 2015

Organiser: Andrew Blackmore
01633 882558 / 07809 404181

2020 Results

2019 Results (.pdf)

2018 Results (.pdf)

2018 Report

2017 Results(.xls)

2017 Results (.pdf)

2016 Results


Photos (2)


2015 Results



2014 Results


2013 Results


2012 Results



The Course

Course Description: The race starts at the top end of the car park and includes 3 checkpoints which must be visited in the correct order, namely:

  • CP1 - Fan y Big summit: GR SO 036206,

  • CP2 - Cribyn summit GR SO 024213 and

  • CP 3 - Stile/ entrance to Blaen y Glyn forest at GR SO 059183. Finish at top end of car park.

Cut off Time: Competitors must reach CP1 (Fan y Big summit) within 50 minutes - failure to do so will result in competitors being compulsorily retired from the race.

CP1 & 2 will be manned and competitors must identify him/herself to the marshal and NOT leave that checkpoint until the marshal has acknowledged that their number has been recorded. CP3 is unmanned but marked by red and white hazard tape.

The race map indicates a possible route that competitors may wish to follow. It does not purport to be the most direct/ fastest route as it largely follows the Beacons Way which transverses Torpantau. The indicated precipitous, grassy descent to CP3, which may involve some scrambling is off path - competitors should note that there are more runnable options/ less steep descents just past Craig y Fan Ddu.

Fences & Walls: I shouldn't really have to say this, but for the avoidance of doubt, all fence/ wall crossings must be made via gates or stiles.  The crossing/ climbing of any stone wall or fence is prohibited and will result in disqualification. 

Dogs: This is sheep country - no dogs.