Beacons Ultra

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Date:  Friday 6 August 2021 (100-mile), Saturday 7 August 2021 (50-mile)

Distance:  52 or 100 miles (Long)

Ascent:  10800ft/3300m (52 miles), 22000ft/6730m (100 miles).  22000 ft is 3/4 the height of Mount Everest above sea level.


This race starts at Brecon, and you will be running across the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.  This is a very challenging area to run in, with a lot of ascent and descent.  If the weather is hot, there will inevitably be a very high attrition rate.  In 2019, on the other hand, the weather was so rough that the 100-mile race had to be abandoned.

If you enter the 100-mile race your Runfurther points will be calculated based on the fastest runner of your sex in the 100-mile race, and the same for the 50-mile race.  It’s up to you which you enter.