Mynydd Du


Black Mountains Race

Date and time

12 noon, Saturday 19th September 2020 now moved to 11.00am 21st November 2020


Very sorry to inform that the Black Mountains Race is cancelled due to the pandemic restrictions in both England and Wales.

We recognise that this will come as a disappointment but after consideration of all options this was the only realistic course of action.

Please bear with us while the team processes refunds.


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

Championship status

TBC in the light of Covid-19. Counter in the 2020 WFRA Welsh Championships and South Wales Series.

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).

ENTRIES CLOSE ON 15th NOVEMBER. Staggered start times (from 11:00 to 12:00) will be published that week, with approximate streaming/handicapping applied.

Age Limit

18+ years on race day.


Helen Brown, with assistance from members of Mynydd Du.

Please use the Contact Form to get in touch.











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)

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 NB cut-off time 2.5 hours at this checkpoint for 2020 SO229287
Checkpoint 3 Chwarel y Fan SO258294
Checkpoint 4 Bal-Mawr SO267271
Checkpoint 4a Grwyne Valley
(road crossing – time limit 3.5 hours)
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 + head torch

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.


M: Keith Anderson 1993 2:16:01

F: Menna Angharad 1996 2:40:10


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