Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

Date and time

12 noon, Saturday 30th September 2017

Venue

The race starts and finishes at Llanbedr village, near Crickhowell, Powys, South Wales (G.R. SO 230203). See below for location map.

Mark Palmer

Championship status

Not this year

How to enter

Enter online here for £5! (online entry closes 19.00 29th September)

Enter on the day if 400 limit not reached is £6.00.

Teams free (3 to count).

Age Limit

18+ years on race day.

Organisers

Mark Palmer, Emma Bayliss and Crispin Flower, and Mynydd Du

Please use the Contact Form to get in touch.

Registration

In the village school hall. Changing facilities but no showers. There is a very nice stream near the finish.

Parking

School playing field next to the school. Small vehicles only due to restricted narrow entrance. Larger vehicles in adjacent field – plenty of room and short walk to registration. All parking free.

Facilities

Toilets in the School Hall.

Course

27.4 km, 1586 metres ascent / 17 miles, 5200 feet ascent, category AL.

WFRA other classifications: ER (Experience Required) / LK (Local Knowledge advantageous) / NS (Navigational Skills Required) / PM (Partially Marked).

Ordnance Survey Landranger 161: Abergavenny and the Black Mountains.

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL13: Brecon Beacons East.

Start Llanbedr 239 203
Checkpoint 1 Pen Cerrig-calch 217 224
Checkpoint 2 Pen y Gadair Fawr 229 287
Checkpoint 3 Chwarel y Fan 258 294
Checkpoint 4 Bal-Mawr 267 271
Checkpoint 4a Grwyne Valley
(road crossing – time limit 3.5 hours)
267 251
Checkpoint 5 Crug Mawr 263 226
Finish Llanbedr 239 203

Black Mountains route map

Black Mountains profile

Kit Requirement

Full windproof body cover (i.e. jacket and trousers), map, compass & whistle. Please make sure you have all items with you, or prepare to be disqualified and embarrassed! 

We recommend that you also take sufficient food and drink for the entire route, with some spare for emergencies.

No dogs.

The use of music/sound equipment that restricts hearing is prohibited.

Records

M: Keith Anderson 1993 2:16:01

F: Menna Angharad 1996 2:40:10

Results

Results from previous years

Prize giving

Usually by 4:30pm on the school playing field or in the school hall if weather bad.

Accommodation

Brecon Beacons Tourism

Visit Wales

Stay somewhere green

Llanbedr, nr Crickhowell