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Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons

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£29.00 - £149.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Venture into the Brecon Beacons in this weekend trail festival like no other. Race in one of 6 distances, enjoy workshops and guest speakers, and live music. All levels are welcome to enjoy this epic weekend.

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Tickets available until Wed Sep 29 2021

What's included:

  • Fully marked course
  • Chip timed event
  • Finishers eco medal
  • Nutrition by Chia Charge
  • Yoga all weekend
  • Live music on Saturday & Sunday
  • Live film screening
  • Inspiring athlete speakers
  • Navigation & Breathwork workshops
  • Sports expo
  • Official event photography
  • Bag drop area
  • On-site camping
  • On-site parking
  • On-site first aid
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50 Mile Ultra
6:30am Sat 2nd Oct 2021

Run 50mi

£89.00 - £149.00
Marathon
8:00am Sat 2nd Oct 2021

Run 26.2mi

£69.00 - £109.00
Half Marathon
9:00am Sat 2nd Oct 2021

Run 13.1mi

£59.00 - £99.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What kind of ability level does the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons cater for?
FAQ
Do I need to bring my own tent to the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons?
FAQ
Do I need to be able to navigate at the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons?
Route description
Route description

Ultra

Total Ascent: 14,299ft | Distance: 50.5 miles

You’ll start the race from idyllic Gilestone Farm, which stands on the banks of the river Usk and overlooks the majestic Brecon Beacons and pick off multiple peaks on your way which include the beautiful Fan Y Big and the nail biting Cribyn.

Prior ultra experience recommended.

Marathon

Total Ascent: 4,949ft | Distance: 26.8 Miles

Your race begins from the idyllic Gilestone Farm, which sits on the river Usk and overlooks the majestic Brecon Beacons.

Trail Pursuit Marathon will head out on the Brecon Beacons Way around the beautiful Talybont Reservoir, before heading up to Fan Y Big crossing Cribyn, before finally climbing the most sought after mountain South Wales has to offer - Pen Y Fan.

From here you will be treated to a breathtaking decent through the winding trails of Taf Fechan Forest.

Half Marathon

Total Ascent: 2036ft | Distance: 13.8 Miles

This route starts at Gilestone Farm and heads out along the river Usk whilst running along the Brecon Beacons Way, where you will circumnavigate the beautiful Talybont Reservoir.

You'll experience some of the best single forest tracks Wales has to offer, whilst enjoying the mountainous scenery in the heart of the Beacons.

10k

Total Ascent: 1230ft | Distance: 10.3k

Once again starting from Gilestone Farm, runners will head out along the river Usk before joining the Brecon Beacons Way and heading up to Craig Danywenallt where you will pass a beautiful iron age fort. Descending back into forest trails in the valley bottom for an epic run.

Guided Yoga/Breathwork, Navigation & Workshops/Athlete Speakers

Across the weekend there will be a variety of guided yoga sessions led by qualified instructors. All yoga sessions will be completely accessible for all levels.

The events resident Breathwork Coach Kay Lou will be running a number of breathwork workshops during the weekend to help re-centre you and elevate your senses

There will also be navigational workshops to brush up, or learn, map and orienteering skills.

A number of inspiring athletes speakers will also be giving talks. Currently the founder of Impact Marathons, a global race series harnessing the power of running to change lives, is confirmed to be speaking.

More speakers will be announced soon.

If all of the above isn't enough, entrants can enjoy the festival vibes, with live music an events village filled with food and drinks, and so much more.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

Friday

15:00 - 20:00 Registration Opens

Saturday

06:30 50 Mile Ultra Starts

07:00 - 08:45 Registration opens

08:00 Marathon Starts

09:00 Half Marathon Starts

Sunday

07:00 - 08:45 Registration opens

09:30 10k Starts

10:00 5k Starts

11:00 Adaptive Athlete 5k Starts

14:00 Kids 1k Starts

Age Requirements

All individual entrants for 5k through to marathon must be aged 17 or over. This is to comply with UK Athletics guidance. For the Kids 1 Mile race any age between 5 - 12 years old.

How to get there

Gilestone Farmhouse and Glamping, Station Rd, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon LD3 7JE, UK

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Camping

Camping located next to the start line. Please note this is a basic campsite, with no electrical hookups. There is a fresh water tap and portable toilets on site.

Also no fire pits are allowed.

By Car

Using the postcode in satnav takes you past the turn off to Gilestone Farm.

If you reach the Usk Inn on your left, or a T Junction, you’ve gone too far.
Turn around and take a left turn into Gilestone Farm then follow the last section of the directions above.

Parking

There is parking available but it is for a fee.

By Public Transport

The nearest railway station is Abergavenny from where buses run to Talybont on Usk (destination Brecon). The bus stop in Talybont on Usk is close to the White Hart public house which is approximately 1 mile / 1.6km walk from Gilestone. Search for Gilestone Farm on Google.

Traveline Cymru is the public transport information portal for Wales. Go to https://www.traveline.cymru/ or telephone on 0800 464 00 00 between 7am and 8pm daily.

Several taxi firms serving the area operate from Crickhowell and from Abergavenny.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What kind of ability level does the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons cater for?
All levels and abilities are welcome to this event. There are a number of distances on offer making it the perfect event for new and experienced runners alike.
FAQ
Do I need to bring my own tent to the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons?
Yes, while there is a package that includes a camping space, please bring your own tent & camping gear.
FAQ
Do I need to be able to navigate at the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons?
No, all the courses are fully marked and marshalled so theres no need to spend any extra energy on that.
FAQ
When are the extra workshops at the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons?
Exact timings for each will be available closer to the event date, but they will be spread over the weekend.
FAQ
What kit do I need to bring to the Trail Pursuit Brecon Beacons?
The mandatory kit list is as follows: Waterproof jacket (taped seams), Waterproof trousers (taped seams), Spare base layer, Hat/Buff, Gloves, Emergency bag (not foil blanket), Whistle, Fully charged mobile phone, High energy snacks, 500ml minimum liquid, Personal cup, and Headtorch (Marathon & Ultra only).
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50 Mile Ultra
6:30am Sat 2nd Oct 2021
£89.00 - £149.00
Marathon
8:00am Sat 2nd Oct 2021
£69.00 - £109.00
Half Marathon
9:00am Sat 2nd Oct 2021
£59.00 - £99.00
10k
8:30am Sun 3rd Oct 2021
£59.00 - £89.00
5k
10:00am Sun 3rd Oct 2021
£49.00 - £69.00
Adaptive Athlete 5k
11:00am Sun 3rd Oct 2021
£49.00 - £69.00
Kids 1k
2:00pm Sun 3rd Oct 2021
£29.00

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