Fell runners don't need much to be happy... hills and some grippy shoes being the main requirements!
But we also need lots of kit, good food and drink, places to meet up with friends, mentoring and coaching, and occasionally massage and physio. And our races need some specialist services like timing experts and equipment, and photographers.
This page lists some of the suppliers of these things that we know and trust in the local Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains area. Many of these are run by club members, so we like to support each other.
Element offer beginners' courses in fell running and mountain. Visit their website, and we try to list their events on our Calendar too. Element is led by Ruth Pickvance, Mynydd Du member and national fell running champion.
M&L Outdoors offer a variety of outdoor adventure activities specialising in guided hiking, fell running, endurance challenges and expeditions in the Brecon Beacons National Park. They run organised events as well as taking private bookings with their qualified instructors.
Coaching & mentoring
James Scott at Black Mountains Running offers coaching and mentoring for all levels including absolute beginners. Mynydd Du member James works closely with athletes to provide tailored programmes to help you reach your potential whether it’s running your first 5km, fell race or ultra marathon or just looking to get out running and get fitter. James can manage your training programme using the latest online tools including Final Surge, which integrates with your watch/phone.
The oldest and best supplier for all fell running kit: Pete Bland Sports, based in Kendal plus great online service.
Physio and Sports Massage
Julie Cashell. Mynydd Du member Julie is a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist offering Deep Tissue massage, Swiss DolorClast® Shockwave Therapy, ultrasound and dry needling treatments in Crickhowell and Tredegar. Registered with BGCC and fully insured with Towergate Insurance. Sports Therapist to Crickhowell Rugby Club. Contact Julie on Facebook.
Fabian 4 are based in our area and provide everything we could possibly need.
Tim Woodier provides professional photography services for any event Tim Woodier Photography
Food & Drink
We love the following, but there's really too many good places to list:
The Griffin, Felinfach, near Brecon