Limitless Trails are very excited to be offering our reverse Ultra marathon 50 mile / 80 km and Marathon 26 mile / 42km- starting on the Beautiful Brecon Beacons and finishing deep in the heart of the Black Mountains set in the Brecon Beacons National park.
This long distance challenge is one that will fulfil the elite and seasoned runner besides also offering amazing support for the less experienced trail runner who may be looking to step up a gear and attempt a greater challenge with the knowledge that they will be receiving incredible support and checkpoints throughout the duration of the run. Support crews and supporters will be most welcome during the event (COVID restriction allowing). BOTH THE 50 & 26 MILE RECEIVE TRACKERS. GPX FILES AND WATERPROOF MAPS.
Start Venue: Gilestone Farm Talybont on Usk Brecon LD37JE
Finish Venue Perth y Pia Outdoor Activity Centre, Llanbedr, Crickhowell, NP8 1SY
Participants will be transported to the start from the finish. The Marathon and the Ultra will BOTH be starting at Gilestone Farm at 8am.
Registration will be at Perth y Pia on Friday Night from 6pm - 9pm and Saturday Morning at 6am - 7am.
Transport will be leaving Perth Y Pia at 7am.
What you can expect from this event
Friday evening the Team will welcome you to Race HQ at Perth Y Pia– camping and parking will be available at PYP. Registration and kit check will be available for an easier pre-race morning. For those unable to attend Friday please do not worry as there will also be registration available from 6am-7am Saturday morning. Transport to the start will be arranged.
This Trail Challenge is a self- navigation experience however we will be supporting certain areas that may lead to some confusion with flags and signs. Our pledge not to use tape stands. Participants will be tracked by our team throughout the entire race. Family and friends will be able to monitor and support each and every one of you. A GPX file and a map will be provided.
Each competitor will pass a stringent kit check during registration and at the main CP Zone on route. Mountain Rules set by the Local Mountain Rescue Team must be obeyed.
There will be incredible support on your challenge, first class Medical team and mountain medics on the route. Our aim is to ensure that your experience will inject confidence with the knowledge that the Limitless Trail Team will do everything to make this challenge an amazing achievement and experience, whether it’s your first attempt at a 50/26 miler or not, hopefully it will inspire you to achieve and fulfil future goals and aspirations that you may have to push that bit further.
On route we will be supporting you with Check Points and water stations, but to go that step further we will be providing hot food where possible. Medical advice given to any runner not to continue must be followed, if not then the organisers do not accept any responsibility if the participant continues. They do so at their own risk. We will have a team of physiotherapists on site to offer any light relief.
Support crews, friends and families are more than welcome to attend (COVID restriction allowing) the Eat Zone however we do ask that runners take president over all. Please keep noise down to a minimum due to this being a small residential area and be considerate when parking. More details will follow shortly.
During the event you will also be supported by a full mobile medical unit, support runners will be on the course at various locations if needed for vital support – both experienced within this Mountain Range.
Before entering the event please have a thorough read through our COVID-19 participant guidelines.
Cut Off Times
Starting at our base of Perth y Pia you will not be disappointed. The 12k will leave the base and head out through the village of Llanbedr. Passing the church you head down on the trails that lead to climb the Henbant. The summit of Crugmawr greets you allowing you some gentle but fast trails before you descend down the beautiful valley Vale of Grwyney. A short lane section to follow before you climb once again back up towards the Table Mountain and final fast but steep decent to the finish. Total ascent is 2220ft.
The Half Marathon - Starting at our base of Perth y Pia you will not be disappointed. The 12k will leave the base and head out through the village of Llanbedr. Passing the church you head down on the trails that lead to climb the Henbant. The summit of Crugmawr greets you allowing you some gentle but fast trails before you descend down the beautiful valley of Partrishow, you will not be disappointed. Following the Beacons way for a short section you will head towards the forest and Cadwgan. A gentle ascent will lead you through the Mynydd Du Forest with a technical section that never fails to amaze. Greeted by beautiful views of the surrounding Black Mountains you have a fast trail down through the Grwyney Vale Valley. A short lane section to follow before you climb once again back up towards the Table Mountain and final fast but steep decent to the finish. Total ascent is 3935ft.
No participant will be allowed to participate without the full kit. A full kit check will be undertaken at registration and spontaneous checks will be carried out on the event. There will be NO changes to the mandatory kit lists due to weather - the mountains are unpredictable.
Please note that we are a cup free event - please remember to bring your reusable cup