Fan y Big Horseshoe Race - SATURDAY 3rd July 2021

ALERT: it looks like we won't be able to start from the usual location in 2021 due to Covid-19, and the village show has been cancelled. We are now investigating alternative route options, such as possibly starting from the same place as Pen y Fan. Watch this space.

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 are junior and fun races, egg throwing and tug of war as part of the Village Show - find out more.


Saturday 3rd July 2021


Start 12:00 am. 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 up to 2016.

Watch this space for announcements


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.

Watch this space for announcements

Entry fee

Fan y Big Horseshoe only: £10 in advance, £11 on the day.

Pen y Fan and Fan y Big Horseshoe: £18 in advance, £20 on the day.

Junior and fun races: find out more

How to enter

Enter on-line here up to the day before the race. Online entry only for 2021.

Or enter on the day

Entries limited to 250 - first come first served. This is to be confirmed subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

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 (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)


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)

Route description

See interactive map below. NB anti-clockwise route

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