Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

Date and time

12 noon, Saturday 14th November 2020

Sorry, not possible in 2020, will be back in 2021


The race starts and finishes at the Llyn y Fan Fach car parking area 1.5 miles east of Llandeusant Youth Hostel, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire (SN 800238). See below for location map.

New start and ascent (from 2017) to the lake (Llyn Y Fan Fach). It avoids the track of previous years. You now ascend on the Beacons Way. 

From the start head off towards the Beacon Way. Ascend all the way to the grassy slopes towards Bannau Sir Gaer. Follow the path on the top of the escarpment all the way east over Picws Du then down and up to Fan Foel. From the cairn here head off down the north west slope (steep at first) and find the best line all the way back to the finish.

Championship status

Counter in the 2020 WFRA South Wales Series.

How to enter

On the day.


Teams free (3 to count).

Age Limit

16+ years on race day.


Sasha Habgood and Mynydd Du.

Contact Sasha on 01792 869786, 07901 808537, or


In the car parking area.


Not unlimited - please share vehicles where possible.





8.8km/610m (5.9 miles/2000 ft)

WFRA classification "AS".

WFRA other classifications: LK (Local Knowledge advantageous), PM (Partially Marked), ER (Experience Required)

Llyn y Fan Race Map
Llyn y Fan 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.


M: Mark Palmer, 41.50, 2006

F: Helen Brown 49.24, 2009


Previous results

Prize giving

At around 13.30.

Junior Race

To be confirmed.

Ages 8 to 15 on race day.


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