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Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra

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The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably. In the events 11 year history the race has taken place in everything from sparkling Sunshine through to minus 8 degrees, with obligatory rain and mist thrown in to remind the athletes that they are running in Wales in all its glory.

How to enter the Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra

  1. Ultra

    Run 46mi
    £55
    Event passed
  2. Marathon

    Run 26mi
    £38
    Event passed

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Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra routes

The Beacons Trail Marathon follows the classic Beacons Ultra route with a cheeky little climb of Pen Y Fan (highest peak in South Wales) and Cribyn thrown in for good measure.

The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably.

Event Details

Kit List
  • Rucksack
  • Fully charged Mobile Phone
  • Means of hydration - ability to carry an absolute minimum of 500ml of fluid
  • Cup/Mug/Bottle - No cups will be provided at checkpoints
  • Enough food (no shops on route!)
  • Full waterproof cover (trousers and top)
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Fleece (or similar warm upper body layer)
  • Survival/Space Blanket
  • Basic first aid kit including antiseptic
  • Head torch
  • Spare batteries for above
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Watch
  • Map

Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra weather forecast

Possible light rain in the morning.

9°C
Predicted highs
5°C
Predicted lows
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

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