Beacons Way Ultra 100k

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£89.00
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Embrace some Ultra trails in this breathtaking 100k Ultra. Including plenty of hills and thrills, make sure to embrace the awe-inspiring scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Feel the crunch of the trail, beneath your feet as you count the kilometres to the finish line.
Participants
100k
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Calendar
Sat, 22 Jul 2023
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LocationPin
Llangadog, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Llangadog SA19 9BW, UK
Start times
Sat, 22 Jul 2023
100k:
11:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Beacons Way Ultra 100k
100k
Distance
100km
£89.00
Route information
Terrain: Trails
Elevation: +3,451m / -3,511m
Embrace the great outdoors in this trail Ultra, and feel the earth beneath your feet as you get back in touch with nature on this amazing challenge. You will follow the Beacons Way trail and ascend some tough climbs and technical trails. A spectacular race spanning across the Brecon Beacons!
On this self-navigational course, there will be plenty of ascents and descents throughout, so expect to feel the burn as your legs churn to the finish.
There will be plenty of checkpoints on this course which will give you the opportunity to pause, refuel and keep on grinding.
Checkpoint Locations
  • CP1: 6 miles - Talybont, Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2UT
  • CP2: 13 miles - Storey Arms/Pont ar Daf car park, Brecon, LD3 8NL
  • CP3: 20 miles - Sarn Helen car park, Blaen llia, Ystradfellte, Aberdare, CF44 9JD
  • CP4: 26 miles - Penwyllt car park, South Wales Caving Club, A4067, Tase-Uschaf, SA9 1GQ
  • CP5: 39 miles - Neuadd Llanddeusant Village Hall, Llanddeusant, Llangadog, SA19 9YB
  • CP6: 48 miles - Mountain View, Mountain Road Car Park, A4069, Llangadog, SA19 9PA
  • Finish: 62 miles - Llangadog Village Hall, Dyrfal Road (A4069), Llangadog, SA19 9BW
What's included
  • Finisher's Beacons Way 100km Medal
  • Fantastic support at GB Ultras Checkpoints
  • Taking in the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan and the incredible Carmarthen Fans!
  • Live Online GPS tracking of each runner
  • UTMB Qualifying Race
  • The Race Across Brecon Beacons
  • Optional coach transfer (added cost)
Train
How to get there
Llangadog SA19 9BW, UK
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Parking
Please car share wherever possible, there is only limited car parking at the LLangadog Village Hall.
Coach Transfer
There is an optional coach transfer available from the finish line back to Talybont-on-Usk at the cost of £12.99.
Event day logistics
Saturday
09:00 Registration and kit check opens
10:30 Registration and kit check closes
11:00 Race starts
15:20 CP2 Cut-off time
17:40 CP3 Cut-off time
20:20 CP4 cut-off time
Sunday
00:00 CP5 cut-off time
03:00 CP6 cut-off time
07:00 Finish line cut-off time
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 20 years of age or older to enter
Eligibility Criteria
  • Must have completed at least a marathon distance event prior to the race
  • Must be in good health
  • Must be able to self-navigate
Safety
  • All runners experiencing difficulty must inform Checkpoint Marshals
  • All runners must have Race HQ mobile phone numbers stored on their phone
  • Phones must only be used in emergency situations to conserve batteries
  • Participants who lose time helping a fallen participant may claim back their time, subject to the Race Directors' discretion
  • There will be live tracking available for the event with updates on participants' positions every 2 minutes.
Backpack
Kit List
Kit Checks
Failure to comply with the following in the kit check will result in disqualification and you will not be able to race at any point.
  • You must bring a full map, you will not be allowed to race if you cut it down
  • Only real compass' will pass you cannot use your phone
  • A long sleeve top as a base layer
Mandatory Kit
  • Hardcopy Ordnance Survey Explorer OL12 (Brecon Beacons)
  • Waterproof coat with sealed seams minimum 10,000mm
  • Base Plate Compass
  • Base layer long-sleeved (Separate from Start Kit in a dry bag)
  • Water bottle or bladder minimum 1-litre capacity
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Foil Blanket or Survival Bag
  • Headtorch Minimum 75 Lumens
  • Emergency Rations minimum 500 Calories,
  • Whistle
  • Backup Light source minimum 25 Lumens (Not your phone)
  • GPS Tracker (property of GB Race Tracker - given at Race Registration)
FAQs
When does the Beacons Way 100k start?
The Beacons Way 100k starts at 11:00am but please arrive early enough to register between the hours of 09:00am and 10:30am.
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What kit do I need to bring with me to the Beacons Way 100k?
There is a mandatory kit list available under the Kit List section of this page, please bring all mandatory kit otherwise you will not be able to race.
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What is the eligibility criteria to sign up for the Beacons Way 100k?
All entrants must be over 20 years older to compete and must have completed at least a marathon distance event prior to the race. They also must be in good health and able to self-navigate.
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Reviews
4.7
1 reviews
aaron
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
Great Event! The support staff went above and beyond to make runners feel safe and cared for! Other than the weather which is famously unpredictable in the Brecon Beacons region it was an excellent event! This was the first ever 100km beacons event and I wholeheartedly hope the team at GB Ultras are able to put it on again in future, as it was a great experience that will stay with me for the rest of my Life. Great work everyone at GB Ultras!
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