Force 12 Events

We love the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. 10 years of history behind the Beacons Ultra has led to the creation of the Beacons Trail Marathon, the Beacons 50 and the Beacons 100. Our water is cold, our routes are rugged and the weather just does what it wants!

The Beacons 100 trail running tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains begins on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon. An area we absolutely adore due to its beautiful scenery, unforgiving terrain and challenging weather conditions!

Completion = 6 UTMB points for your efforts.

To enter the Beacons100 it is expected that you will have completed a minimum of one 40 mile trail event in the 2018/2019 season and you can navigate effectively. We will host free navigation and footcare seminars leading up the event so if you are unsure about your navigation ability don't let that put you off. We welcome runners and hikers alike.

Be aware that this is an incredibly tough adventure on remote trail...lots of peace and quiet!

Beacons 100 Ultra

August

Beacons 100 Ultra

Starting on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon the Beacons 50 Ultra Marathon will take you on a journey across the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

In a similar fashion to our winter event, the Beacons Ultra, you will find very tough terrain, changeable weather conditions and the finest support to get you to the finish line.

The Beacons 50 is an unmarked course and we will host a free recce/navigation day leading up to the event. We welcome runners and hikers alike!

Beacons 50 Ultra

August

Beacons 50 Ultra

An absolute epic and relentless triathlon. One of Northern Ireland's most famous. Situated on the world-famous Antrim Coast Road you will find Ballygally Beach, nestled under the Sallagh Braes and home to the historic Ballygally Castle.

Views of the infamous North channel and the Mull of Kintyre will meet you as you stand ready for a running beach start and a day of endurance, courtesy of Force 12 events.

No one can dispute the beauty of the Antrim Coast, an area steeped in history, culture and myth... but truly unforgiving for the unprepared.

Challenging open water swimming conditions, a relentless cycling route through the Glens of Antrim, a gradual ascending trail run up to Scawt Peak then concluding with a descent through the Sallagh Braes - are all part of your journey to the finish line at the White Bear Rock.

The White Bear Triathlon – Half & Full

August

The White Bear Triathlon – Half & Full

Situated on the world famous Antrim Coast Road you will find BallyGallys award winning beach, nestled under the Sallagh Braes and home to the historic BallyGally Castle.

Views of the infamous North channel and the Mull of Kintyre will meet you as you stand ready for a running beach start into the chilly waters of BallyGally!

BallyGally Beach Swim

August

BallyGally Beach Swim

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 event's 5 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.

The Beacons Ultra

November

The Beacons Ultra

Nestled in the stunning Brecon Beacons you'll find the Usk Valley Duathlon. Not to break away from tradition we have put together a cheeky November brunch time duathlon. Consisting of two trail runs and a gorgeous road cycle section we are confident you'll have a splendid but challenging winters day.

The Usk Valley Duathlon

November

The Usk Valley Duathlon

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