Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

Date and time

12 noon, Saturday TBC September 2019

Venue

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

Championship status

Not this year

How to enter

Enter Online

Enter on the day (up to 400 limit) £10.00.

Entry fee includes refreshments after the race.

Teams free (3 to count).

Age Limit

18+ years on race day.

Organisers

Helen Brown, with assistance from members of Mynydd Du

Please use the Contact Form to get in touch.

Registration

TBC the school.

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.

Location

 

 

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 SO239203
Checkpoint 1 Pen Cerrig-calch SO217224
Checkpoint 2 Pen y Gadair Fawr SO229287
Checkpoint 3 Chwarel y Fan SO258294
Checkpoint 4 Bal-Mawr SO267271
Checkpoint 4a Grwyne Valley
(road crossing – time limit 3.5 hours)
SO267251
Checkpoint 5 Crug Mawr SO263226
Finish Llanbedr SO239203

Black Mountains route map

Black Mountains profile

Kit Requirement

Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food.

Please make sure you have all items with you, and be ready for a kit check at any time before, during, or at the finish of the race. Competitors without any item will be disqualified and excluded from the race. 

You must 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

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