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Sunday 25th October 2020

Entries Open
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Entries Close
Sunday 12th July 2020
Entry Fees

£16 ARC affiliated
£18 non affiliated

Ruth Pickvance
07507 189904

A 9 mile ‘out and back’ trail race located in the beautiful heart of the Black Mountains.

The Route
The race route is 9 miles and flagged, undulating and very scenic as it winds in and out of ancient woodland along the gorgeous fast flowing Grwyne Fawr river, famous for its salmon. It is an out and back route turning round at the half way village of Llanbedr outside the church where there will be a water station. The race route is well marshalled and flagged with red & white tape and large arrows on a fluorescent yellow background.

Most of the race is off road with just a couple of short stretches on tarmac. There are a couple of short steeper descents on grass.

Venue & Location

The race venue is the Crickhowell Secondary School, New Road (A4077), Crickhowell. NP8 1AW
Plenty of parking is available - please park where the car parking marshals indicate. There is no official ‘manned’ bag drop inside the event centre but there will be a supervised area to leave bags. You will be close to your car.
There are plenty of showers, toilets and changing rooms at the event centre.
Tea and cake will be free for all competitors. There will be a finisher prize for every competitor. We don’t do medals I’m afraid as we prefer to put funding towards other things for competitors.

Crickhowell is a pretty and charming small town close to the lovely River Usk – there’s plenty to entertain the non-runners in the family while you do the race and there are some good pubs in the locality doing lunch – The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell does good lunch and is open all day.


The race will start at 11am sharp.

Please note – the race does not start and finish at the event centre. The start location will be well indicated by signs and tape from registration.  Allow a 5 minute walk from the race HQ.  The race will START and FINISH just behind the Beaufort St Car Park (NP8 1AE) behind the tourist information (Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre).  Please allow time to get from the race HQ to the race start for 11am.

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