The Fan Dance Winter Edition 2019

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The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate's potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.Starting at the iconic old red phone box the race goes straight up to the summit checkpoint of Pen Y Fan and, after descending "Jacob's Ladder", continues along an undulating stone vehicle track (the "Roman Road") to the second checkpoint which also serves as a tea stop and turnaround point. Then, taking the route in reverse, racers climb back up "The Fan" via Jacob's ladder and pass through the summit checkpoint a second time before legging their way back down to the finish at the old red phone box.The route is a real lung buster that throws everything at you, including the elements. There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going. Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge, and all know its capacity to hurt. Aside from the race aspect of this event, just getting to the end is an accomplishment and something to be proud of. The Fan Dance is open to ANYONE looking for a unique challenge: be it personal, competitive, as a sponsored participant in aid of your favourite charity or as part of a team building exercise. As per real Special Forces Selection, the event will be staged in both summer and winter (both load-bearing and clean fatigue).
Participants
Fan Dance 5th January, Fan Dance 6th January, Fan Dance High Moon 5th January, and 5 more
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Calendar
Sat, 5 Jan 2019 - Sun, 6 Jan 2019
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Libanus, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Pen y Fan, Unnamed Rd, Brecon,, Libanus, Brecon LD3 8NL, UK
Start times
Sat, 5 Jan 2019
Fan Dance 5th January:
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Fan Dance High Moon 5th January:
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The Fan Dance Woodhouse Edition:
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Fan Dance Double:
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Fan Dance Black Edition 5th January:
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Fan Dance Trident:
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Sun, 6 Jan 2019
Fan Dance 6th January:
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Fan Dance Black Edition 6th January:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Fan Dance Winter Edition 2019
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Fan Dance 5th January
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24km
Fan Dance 6th January
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24km
Fan Dance High Moon 5th January
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24km
The Fan Dance Woodhouse Edition
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28km
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How to get there
Pen y Fan, Unnamed Rd, Brecon,, Libanus, Brecon LD3 8NL, UK
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