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.
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)yahoo.com (the “38” bit is probably his age). Please call in advance to let him know you'll be emailing, on...
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.
||Pen y Gadair Fawr
||Chwarel y Fan
(road crossing – time limit 3.5 hours)
M: Keith Anderson 1993 2:16:01
F: Menna Angharad 1996 2:40:10
Results from previous years
Usually by 4:30pm on the school playing field or in the school hall if weather bad.
Brecon Beacons Tourism
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