Fan y Big Horseshoe Race - SATURDAY 8th July 2023

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

Date

Saturday 8th July 2023

Time

Start 12:00 noon. No entry on the day. Pre-entered runners collect number and timing wristband 10:30-11:45.

Location

Llanfrynach, near Brecon. Location in Bing Maps. Registration and race start are in the Village Show field.

Parking

In the show field, postcode LD3 7BQ, on the old back road from Llanfrynach to Pencelli, about 200m from the Village Hall. To maintain our good relationship with the local community, please do not park in the village.

Entry fee

£10 in advance.

Junior races - possibly! find out more

How to enter

Enter online via Fabian 4 - you will be able to select whether you want to enter Fan y Big Horseshoe, Pen y Fan, or both. Entry closes midnight Thursday 6th July.
Enter Online

Entries limited to 150.

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.

Distance

16.5 kilometres or 10.3 miles

Ascent

670 metres or 2,200 feet

WFRA classification

"BM". Experience required; local knowledge advantageous; navigational skills required. Note there is a cut-off time of 80 minutes at the summit of Fan y Big - competitors not making this cut-off will be retired from the race.

Kit requirement

Full windproof body cover, map, compass & whistle.  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

Over 18 on race day

Male record

New course: 01:11:45 Luke Fisher 2021. (Pre-2017: 1:11:41 Pete Ryder 2010)

Female record

New course: 01:31:01 Hannah Jarvis 2018. (Pre-2017: 01:23:14 Kate Hulls 2014)

Prize categories

Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, 1st V70, 1st V80

Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, 1st V70, 1st V80

Special prizes

1st Male over both Brecon Fans races (decided on position, then fastest time of positions are equal)

1st Female over both Brecon Fans races (decided on position, then fastest time of positions are equal)

1st Male club team (3 runners)

1st Female club team (3 runners)

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

Organizers

Emma Bayliss (07736 048221) 

Race route

Route map 1 (0.5MB JPEG)  (new window)

Route map 2 (0.3MB JPEG)  (new window)

Complete route map (0.3MB JPEG)  (new window)

Route description

See interactive map below. NB anti-clockwise route.

There is a cut-off time of 80 minutes at the summit of Fan y Big - competitors not making this cut-off will be retired from the race.

Fan y Big Horseshoe Race profile