Fan y Big Horseshoe Race - SATURDAY 7th July 2018

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.

Plus there may be Junior Races for anyone under 18 as part of the Village Show - find out more.


Saturday 7th July 2018


Start 12:00 am. Note new later time for 2018. Please make sure you register by 11:15 am.


Llanfrynach, near Brecon. Location in Bing Maps. Registration and race start are in the Village Show field. NB this is NOT the same as the field used for parking and race start in previous years.


In the show field, on the road out of Llanfrynach towards Cantref, about 200m from the Village Hall. To maintain our good relationship with the local community, please do not park in the village.

Entry fee

Fan y Big Horseshoe only: £6 in advance, £7 on the day.

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

Junior race: TBC (find out more)

How to enter

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

Or enter on the day

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.


16.5 kilometres or 10.3 miles


670 metres or 2,200 feet

WFRA classification

"BM" (i.e. not too pointy, but quite tough). Experience required; local knowledge advantageous; navigational skills required.

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: 01:14:39 J Webb. Pre-2017: 1:11:41 Pete Ryder 2010

Female record

New course: 01:25:03 H Marshal. Pre-2017: 01:23:14 Kate Hulls 2014

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

1st Male over both Brecon Fans races

1st Female over both Brecon Fans races

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)


Emma Bayliss (01874 665389) and Mynydd Du Mountain Runners

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)

See interactive map below. NB anti-clockwise route

Fan y Big Horseshoe Race profile