Images from the Pen y Fan and Fan y Big Horseshoe racesThe Brecon Fans Race Weekend - 8-9th July 2017


Two classic fell races in the Brecon Beacons, with free beer and food. In 2017 the races are reversed, as the Fan y Big Horseshoe is joining the Llanfrynach Village Show.

Day 1: Fan y Big Horseshoe Race

A perfect 10-mile skyline route, starting and finishing in lovely Llanfrynach. Created in 2007 by members of Mynydd Du, the race has proved popular with hardened fell runners and novices alike. More details here.

Day 2: Pen y Fan Race

A "short" race up the highest mountain in southern Britain, packing nearly 2000 feet of ascent into 3.5 miles. First run in 1986, the race has been tackled by all the top UK fell runners (see the results archive), and has a record time that many consider unbreakable. More details here.

In 2017 the prize for breaking the 30.00 minute record is £1100.

The Pen y Fan Race starts in

Enter on-line

Entering the Brecon Fans races online will guarantee your place and speed up your registration on the day. It might just inspire you to do a little more training too...  See who has already entered.


Each race has a generous prize list for all age categories up to V70, plus M/F team prizes. There's an overall prizes (M and F) for the best performance across the two races, plus spot prizes for any notable performances.

Acknowledgements and Thanks

The races are run with the kind permission of private landowners and the National Trust.

Fell running club Mynydd Du provide backing for the races - equipment, helpers, and occasionally some decent runners.

Lastly huge thanks to the race sponsors: Pete Bland Sports, Likeys, and Brecon Brewing, who help us give out a decent spread of food, drink and prizes. See our sponsors page for more information.

Images from the Pen y Fan and Fan y Big Horseshoe races