Pen y Fan Race - 9th July 2016

A quote from Keith Anderson, holder of the "unbeatable" record from 1992:

It is a great course and I never forget the feeling of flying I got on that descent

If you would like to enter, or just come along to watch the race, this should tell you everything you need to know. If you have any more questions, please contact us.


Saturday 9th July 2016


Start 12:00 noon. Please make sure you register by 11:15.


Cwm Llwch car park (SO 006 245) near Brecon. NB the race start is another 15 minutes walk up the valley.

See interactive maps below.

Printable maps showing directions from Brecon: Map1 Map2

Entry fee

Pen y Fan Race only: £5 in advance, £6 on the day.
Pen y Fan Race and Fan y Big Horseshoe: £10 in advance, £12 on the day.

How to enter

Enter on-line here up to the day before the race

Or enter on the day - please arrive in plenty of time.

Entries limited to 150 - first come first served.

In line with WFRA Safety Guidelines, we will refuse entry at any time (before or after registration) to any competitors who, in our opinion, do not have the appropriate kit/ equipment, experience or navigational skills required to complete the race safely and in a reasonable time.


5.8 kilometres or 3.5 miles


588 metres or 1,930 feet

FRA classification

"AS" (i.e. brutal but it doesn't go on for long). Experience required; local knowledge advantageous; navigational skills required.

Kit requirement

Full windproof body cover (i.e. jacket and trousers), map, compass & whistle. Requirements may be relaxed on the day depending on weather conditions.  Please make sure you have all items with you, or prepare to be disqualified and embarrassed! Please read our safety guidelines.

No dogs. The use of music/sound equipment that restricts hearing is prohibited.

Age limit

16 or over on race day

Male record

30.00 Keith Anderson 1992

Female record

38.15 P.Calder/C.Crofts 1990/92

Prize categories

Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, 1st V70

Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, 1st V70

Special prizes

£1000 for new overall record

£100 for new ladies record

1st local (strict rules apply, but we are not sure what they are)

1st male club team (3 runners)

1st female club team (3 runners)


Naomi Law and Crispin Flower (07984 807186) and Mynydd Du Mountain Runners

Race route

See interactive maps below

Route map (new window) - printable route map suitable for carrying in your bumbag

Route description

Route video (WMV) (12MB file)

View Pen y Fan Race in a larger map

Pen y Fan Race profile