Fan y Big Horseshoe Race
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 & Time
Sunday 7th July 2024.
Start 12:00 noon.
Llanfrynach, near Brecon. Location in Bing Maps.
Race start and finish in the Race Field.
In the race field. To maintain our good relationship with the local community, please do not park in the village.
Charges (designed to encourage car sharing, and passed on to the farmer):
£0 per car with 3 or more runners.
£1 per car with 2 runners.
£2 per car with only one runner.
Registration in the Village Hall. Pre-entered runners collect number and timing wristband 10:30-11:45.
£10 online in advance.
£15 cash only on the day.
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How to enter
Enter online via Fabian 4 - you will be able to select whether you want to enter Pen y Fan, Fan y Big, or both. Entry closes 8am Saturday 6th July.
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.
16.5 kilometres or 10.3 miles
670 metres or 2,200 feet
"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.
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.
The use of music/sound equipment that restricts hearing is prohibited.
Code of conduct
Competitors are required to abide by the WFRA Code of Conduct https://sites.google.com/site/welshfra/policies/code-of-conduct
Over 18 on race day
M: 1:11:41 Pete Ryder 2010. (Note: the record for the alternative course used from 2017 to 2022 was 01:11:45 Luke Fisher 2021.)
F: 01:23:14 Kate Hulls 2014. (Note: the record for the alternative course used from 2017 to 2022 was 01:31:01 Hannah Jarvis 2018.)
M: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, 1st V70
F: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st V40, 1st V50, 1st V60, 1st V70
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 - please be prepared to shout loudly about your proximal habitation)
Crispin Flower & Naomi Law
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.
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.
Date/time TBC from the Village Hall, Llanfrynach. Bring suitable outdoor gear and refreshments for 3-4 hours in the hills.
Route in Google Maps