It’s race morning, gentle drizzle, low cloud, but no wind. Here’s the view of Pen y Fan from our front garden…


If you are coming to the Pen y Fan Race today (and why wouldn't you?!) please be aware of the following...


Due to the recent rains, the field on the right of the track is out of bounds for parking, at the farmer's request. Combined with the fact that we are a championship race this year, this means there will be some pressure on parking space.
Please share transport where possible.
When you arrive, please try to park in the area on the left of the track. Overflow parking will be available further up the track, beyond the large boulder that says "no vehicles beyond this point"!


Please leave plenty of time for finding the venue, parking and registration. Allow 15 minutes from Brecon, and make sure you have a map - every year someone manages to get lost in the lanes. You can find relevant information and maps on the race page.
It is about 15 minutes walk from registration to the start. We advise arrival and registration by around 10am. The race starts at 11.

Weather and Kit

The forecast is mixed, with mist and cloud likely on the tops, possible rain, and possible sunny spells. The temperature on the tops will be about 6 degrees C, feeling much colder with a Northerly wind of about 20 mph.
Therefore kit will be mandatory, that is:

  • bumbag or rucksack
  • compass
  • whistle
  • full windproof body cover (long trousers and jacket)
  • map of the route

You can find a route map on the race page.

See you there!