Images from the Pen y Fan and Fan y Big Horseshoe racesThe Brecon Fans Race Weekend 2nd-3rd July 2022


Two classic fell races in the Brecon Beacons, with free beer and food, and a village fĂȘte for good measure.

Day 1: Fan y Big Horseshoe Race

A perfect 10-mile skyline route, starting and finishing in lovely Llanfrynach. Created in 2007 by members of Mynydd Du, the race has proved popular with hardened fell runners and novices alike. More details here.

The Fan y Big Race starts in

Day 2: Pen y Fan Race

A "short" race up the highest mountain in southern Britain, packing nearly 2000 feet of ascent into 3.5 miles. First run in 1986, the race has been tackled by all the top UK fell runners (see the results archive), and has a record time that many consider unbreakable. More details here.

Enter on-line

Entering the Brecon Fans races online is the only way to enter! See who has already entered.


Each race has a generous prize list for all age categories up to V80, plus M/F team prizes. There's an overall prizes (M and F) for the best performance across the two races, plus spot prizes for any notable performances.

Acknowledgements and Thanks

The races are run with the kind permission of private landowners and the National Trust.

Fell running club Mynydd Du provide backing for the races - equipment, helpers, and occasionally some decent runners.

Images from the Pen y Fan and Fan y Big Horseshoe races