Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

The Grim Reaper fell race is set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons in an outstanding location, based at Llangors multi activity centre. The idea being a tough, short, winter hill race for those that love descending. The race was formed around the descent, which gives you a spectacular view of Llangors lake as you make your way from the trig. Please be aware this is a tough, short race, AS meaning short, hard! The race is all on open fell (the start and finish on private land which will be marked) with typical hazards such as mud, rocks, streams, and barbed-wire fences. Also some navigational choices and two check points. The weather can be a challenge and also differ from the start to the top. Please bring full kit as explained below. If you haven’t got appropriate kit you cannot race. I recommend good grippy fell-running shoes.

This is a friendly, family event all are welcome. This year we have new routes for the juniors organised by Mynydd Du mini dragons. All routes will be well marked and marshaled. An adult must be present with juniors. Please also bring good kit.

Prize giving will be held in the warm, snug cafe with free chips to munch on. The family have kindly allowed us to use their facilities - please buy refreshments and respect their centre by removing muddy trainers before entering. Look forward to seeing you.

Rona.

Date and time

12 noon, Sunday 12th January 2020. (Junior race 10am see below)

Venue

The race starts and finishes at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. See below for location map.

Championship status

Not in 2020.

How to enter

On the day in the café at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. No muddy shoes in the café please.

£5. Includes chips in the café after the race.

Teams free (3 to count).

Age Limit

16+ years on race day (Senior race. See below for Junior Race).

Organisers

Rona Davies and Mynydd Du.

Contact Rona on 07949 162480 or ronabuxton@hotmail.com

Registration

In the café at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre from 10.00am (9am for Juniors). No muddy shoes in the café please.

Parking

At the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. Car sharing is appreciated as there's limited space.

Location

Facilities

Toilets, café. 

Free chips for competitors!

Course

5 km (3.1 miles), 288 metres ascent (946 feet).

WFRA classification "AS".

WFRA other classifications: LK (Local Knowledge advantageous) / PM (Partially Marked).

Start and finish is on private land and will be marked on the day.

Mynydd Llangorse Race Map
Mynydd Llangorse Race Map

Kit Requirement

Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood) + hat + gloves + map of the course area + compass + whistle + fell-running shoes.

This maybe relaxed on the day at RO’s discretion.

Route maps and pins will be provided.

No dogs.

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

Records

M: Mike Pfeiffer (2019), 23:27

F: Helen Brown (2018) 27:58

Results

Previous results

Prize giving

In the café at around 13.30.

Junior Race

Junior races start at 10am. £1 entry.

Three categories:

  • "minis" under six on race day: 1 mile
  • "midis" aged six to eight on race day: 1 mile
  • "maxis" age nine and over on race day: 1.5 mile

All under minis and midis must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Minis/Midis route - 1 mile:

Mynydd Llangors Race minis route

Maxis route - 1.5 mile:

Mynydd Llangors Junior race midis route

Accommodation

Brecon Beacons Tourism

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