Fan y Big Horseshoe Race - SATURDAY 8th July 2017

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 Junior Race for anyone under 18 - find out more.


Saturday 8th July 2017 (NB in 2017 we are reversing the order of the races)


Start 11:00 am. Please make sure you register by 10:15 am.


Registration at Llanfrynach Village Hall near Brecon. Location in Bing Maps. Race start about 200m away in the race field.


In the race 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: £1 (find out more)

How to enter

Enter on-line here up to the day before the Pen y Fan 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

1:11:41 Pete Ryder 2010

Female record

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 (01874665389) 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

View Fan y Big Horseshoe Race in a larger map


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