Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

Date and time

12 noon, Saturday TBC September 2017


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 in advance by sending completed entry form with £5 cheque payable to “W.J. Darby” to:

Mr William John Darby, Garnwen farm, Trevethin, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 8TR.

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

Teams free (3 to count).


For information about the race prior to 2017:

William "John" aka "Puffing Billy" Darby

darbywales38(at)  (the “38” bit is probably his age). Please call in advance to let him know you'll be emailing, on...

01495 750491


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


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.


To be confirmed.


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

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


M: Keith Anderson 1993 2:16:01

F: Menna Angharad 1996 2:40:10


Results from previous years

Prize giving

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


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