Tour of Torpantau
AM 12.8k/760m (8 miles/2,500ft)
Saturday 4th March 2017
11:00 am. £7.00 (£2 for WFRA members).
Upper Blaen y Glyn car park
(GR SO 056176) on Pontsticill
- Aber Village road.
Full kit and good navigational skills required.
Records: Tim Davies 1.04.08 2013 Louise Barker 1.26.59 2013
Organiser: Andrew Blackmore
01633 882558 / 07809 404181
2017 Results (.pdf)
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
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
Dogs: This is sheep country - no dogs.