Llanbedr to Blaenafon Fell Race
April 2nd
15 miles (26km)- 4,500 ft (1372mtrs). Category AL.
ER/LK/NS

Entry £8 - on the day only.
Register at Blaenafon Rugby Club 10.30-11.15am

22 Llanover Road Blaenavon United Kingdom NP4 9HR Telephone 01495 790477

Start from Llanbedr Village, up over Crug Mawr, then climb up the back of the Sugar Loaf, down into Abergavenny, out to Llanfoist and then up and over the KILLER - The Blorenge. Finish in Blaenafon.

Please note - this is a Category AL Fell Race. Full kit must be carried and there will be a kit check. See link below for details.

Some of the course will be marked up - but we stress that this is the route we would run - you may use any route as long as you meet the checkpoints along the route (7 in total)

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2016 was amazing - a real spring day. Warm sunshine with a hint of a breeze. Fanatastic conditions. Well done everyone who took part.

Results 2016

Since 1980

 

Llanbedr to Blaenafon Fell Race was first held in 1980, organised by Dr Gareth Buffett and his friends.

Images from previous events:

Pictures from Alastair Tye

Pictures from Chris Simms

Check out our FB page for more images taken out on the course.

 

Pictures from 2009 - Pictures from 2010 - Pictures from 2011

Alastair Tye's Photographs (2011) - from the top of the Blorenge.

Read one surviver's account of his race

 

Registration is at Blaenafon Rugby Club between 10.30am and 11.15am.

Start is at Midday

The start is at Llanbedr village. You will need to arrange transport to and from start/finish.

After the race, there are showers and refreshments at Blaenafon Rugby Club.

Prizes
Awards will be:
1st M & 1st F - overall
2nd M & 2nd F - overall
3rd M & 3rd F - overall

1st in each M & F category for 40+, 50+ and 60+
Only one prize per person.
Team Prizes - 1st Male and 1st Female team - 4 to count

Will do the ceremony as soon as we have enough results and people are out of the showers.

 

If you would like to help marshall the race, please telephone 01495 758831

Address
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Checkpoints

  • 240203 - Llanbedr Village (start)

  • 1 - 262227 - Crug Mawr

  • 2 - 257213 - Stile off Open Fell

  • 3 - 253189 - Path Junction

  • 4 - 273188 - Summit Sugar Loaf

  • 5 - 286133 - Llanfoist Drink Station

  • 6 - 270119 - Summit of Blorenge

  • 7 - 257088 - Finish. Blaenafon Rugby Club

  • CHECKPOINTS (to print)

Maps

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

AL Category Races

Runners and Safety.

This race is run under the guidelines of the Welsh Fell Running Association.

Competitors take primary responsibility for their own safety whilst running these events.

Minimum kit required is:

Full body cover. map, compass, whistle, emergency food.

Safety Notice from Welsh Fell Running Association -Effective Jan 2015


The philosophy of fell running is that you the runner are primarily responsible for your own safety whilst
competing. This philosophy is set out in the WFRA's Safety Requirements for Fell Races, (see WFRA
website) which gives a clear view of the part that you play in ensuring your safety, and that of others,
whilst competing.

The key points for this event are:
• Arrive at the venue with windproof full body cover, map, compass, whistle, suitable footwear and emergency food
Be aware that these kit requirements are mandatory at ALL Category 'A' Long races.

Download GPX File of Whole Route

Blorenge to Finish

Results Archive.

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