Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

A classic A to B 'grassroots' fell race taking in three major peaks in the South Wales Black Mountains.

15.8 miles / 4500 feet ascent

25.4 km / 1372 metres ascent

AL (category "A" Long).

Classifications: ER (experience required) / LK (local knowledge advantageous) / NS (navigational skills required)

Date and time

12 noon, Saturday 31st March 2018

Venue

Please note - this is an 'A to B' race. The registration is at the finish. You then need to get to the start which will take you about 25 minutes (by vehicle).

The start is at Llanbedr village NP8 1SR; the finish is at the Rugby Club in Blaenavon.

You will need to arrange transport/ cadge a lift to and from start/finish. It works out! If you don't have a lift, arrive at registration in good time to find one!

Championship status

The race will be a championship race in 2018 - details TBC.

How to enter

Entries on the day only @ £10 (includes shower and refreshments).

Contact

For more information contact Ruth Pickvance, preferably by email: ruth@element-active.co.uk

Tel: 07507 189904

Registration

Registration is at Blaenavon Rugby Club, NP4 9HR, and opens at 10.00 am (closes at 11.15am).

Parking

TBC.

Facilities

After the race, there are showers and refreshments at Blaenavon Rugby Club.

Course

15.8 miles / 4500 feet ascent

25.4 km / 1372 metres ascent

AL (category "A" Long).

Classifications: ER (experience required) / LK (local knowledge advantageous) / NS (navigational skills required)

Checkpoints

Start: 240203 - Llanbedr Village (start)
1: 262227 - Crug Mawr
2: 257213 - Stile off open fell
3: 253189 - Path junction
4: 273188 - Summit Sugar Loaf
5: 286133 - Llanfoist drink station
6: 270119 - Summit of Blorenge
7: 257088 - Finish. Blaenavon Rugby Club

Records

James McQueen (1999) 1:59:01

Menna Angharad (1996) 2:19:03

Results

See the old race website for results from previous years (up to 2017). Results from 2018 will be published on this site.

Prizes

1/2/3 Male & Female.

1st 040/1st 045/1st 050/1st 055 /1st 060/1st 065/1st 070 Male & Female.

Teams of three. 1st Male & Female

Please note - if you win a prize in more than one category - you get both prizes.

Prize giving

3:30 pm

What's in a name?

"Blaenavon" or "Blaenafon"!? Race registration and the finish are in the town named "Blaenavon" on Ordnance Survey maps, at the club that calls itself the "Blaenavon Rugby & Social Club", so we have used that spelling in directions and route details. But the Welsh language spelling of the name is "Blaenafon", and this race has (so far as we can tell) always been named the "Llanbedr to Blaenafon Fell Race", so we have used this spelling for the race name on this website. Another reason for including both spellings on this page is to help people find the race details in search engines.

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