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Black Mountains Ultra 50 & Marathon

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Saturday 11th June 2022

Entries Open
Tuesday 15th June 2021
Entries Close
Saturday 4th June 2022 at 22:00
Entry Fees
Ultra 50 Mile   £80.00   
Marathon   £55.00   
Contact
Event Organiser - Ellen Wood
Phone
07497185411

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 Starting at our HQ based at Perth y Pia Llanbedr near Crickhowell. The routes will take you straight into the heart of the Black Mountains of South Wales. Both distances will encounter the high trails of the mountains before dropping down into valleys boasting beautiful streams, waterfalls, forest paths and ancient paths rich in history. Pen Twyn Glas being the first climb before a beautiful ridge run down to the forest bed, following the trail to reach the infamous Mc Manama's pass which takes you through a majestic valley to once again climb back to the ridge boasting outstanding views across both the Beacons & Blacks. Waun Fach will be your next climb leading to traverse the ridge, gliders and Red Kites fly together. Below is the Marathon route from here.The 50 miler carry on the ridge dropping off Lord Herefords Knob before once again climbing to regain height and join the Offas Dyke path leading you to eventually dropping in on the Abbey at Llantony. The Beacons Way path will then lead you to once again climb back up to be rewarded by spectacular views. The Sugar loaf in the distance is your final challenge, once again where you will be thrilled with some fast and technical trails. Conquering the last mountain you will head back across the valley to your final few miles before your last climb back towards the Table Mountain and your fast yet steep decent to victory.

Marathon route leaving the 50 route you will take a right turn at Rhos Dirion towards the reservoir (keeping that on your right below) dropping down from the mountain you will head into the beautiful forest of Mynydd Du. Staying on the forest trails you will eventually cross the valley and remain in the forest. A beautiful but technical section will lead you to the ridge with Crug Mawr to you left. You descend through a magnificent valley perfect trails to once again cross the valley and conquer that final climb towards the Table Mountain. Your final fast yet steep down will lead you to the finish. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH DISTANCES REQUIRE SELF NAVIGATION- SIGNS WILL ONLY BE USED AT DIFFICULT AREAS - GPX & MAP WILL BE REQUIRED - PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCED IN MOUNTAIN RUNNING - NAVIGATION BEFORE CONSIDERING THESE EVENTS 

 

FACILITIES

  • Camping

  • Refreshments

  • Toilets

  • Parking £5 - Parking tickets will go into a ballot - winning ticket will receive a free entry to our next event

  • Full Medical Team

  • FREE PHYSIO 
  • Moon & Back coffee

 

 

 

WHAT YOU GET

 

Full chip timing & tracking 

Waterproof map

Bespoke medal

Refreshments

Prizes - 1st 2nd & 3rd Male & Female, Handcrafted wooden trophy, designed & hand-carved in Wales - totally unique to us 

              1st Male & Female Vet over 50

Parking tickets will go into a ballot - winning ticket will receive a free entry to our next event

Best picture advertising Limitless Trails on Social Media during this event will win a free entry to our next event - Tag @limitlesstrails on Instagram

Four refuel zones plus water stations - full support from our amazing staff  - first aid 

Full gallery of pictures 

Online results

Free celebratory hot & cold drinks along with delicious warm or cold food after the event for each participant, plus a shower!

All dietary requirements will be tailored for.

Physiotherapy support

MONTANE DISCOUNT CODE


MANDATORY KIT

  • Waterproof Jacket and trousers

  • Race vest/pack

  • Base layer Top - Must be either synthetic or merino wool, we suggest spare socks

  • Capacity to carry 2 litre of fluid

  • Emergency Food for the duration

  • Map or gpx file downloaded

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone and power pack

  • Hat & gloves

  • Appropriate footwear (trail shoes)

  • First aid kit - essential items 

  • Foil blanket

  • Reusable Cup

  • Head torch & whistle + spare batteries

  • Sun block

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.

Please note that we are a cup free event - please remember to bring your reusable cup 


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