Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon (Beacons Ultra)

13 November 2021
Talybont, UK (Wales)
YOUR RATING:
5.0/5
trail race
75 KM
1 day
150-200 Runners
Difficulty:    Advanced

The Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon starts at 7.30am and heads out along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal before turning off to the Beacons and Talybont forest. It has a limit of 300 runners who will be able to register on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Entry to this event includes a technical t-shirt, goodie bag, various prizes and a personalised race number.

The route is easy to navigate and marshalled, and there are checkpoints and medical support for all participants. The Talybont checkpoint will be in place for runners wishing to attempt a second loop and for this the cut off is 2.30pm. The race must be completed by 10.30pm.

There is a mandatory kit requirement and there will be random checks before, during and after the race starts. There are no refunds but it is possible to transfer entry to another runner.

Event Organiser

Jonny Davies

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.