Beacons Way Ultra 100 Mile
#RaceAcrossBreconBeacons 2023: 100 Beautiful Miles traversing the Brecon Beacons National Park. Starting from the majestic ruins of Abergavenny Castle and following the Beacons Way National Trail with 10 Checkpoints along the way, the event has all the hallmarks of a classic, inspiring runners to take on this epic challenge!
With 6143m of Ascent (20100 ft) over 100 miles, Live Online GPS Tracking via GB Race Tracker, breathtaking views and amazing support from the #GBUltras team, the event is also a 2023 UTMB Qualifying Race with Optional transport back to the Start Venue after the event. ITRA Points & Mountain Points! awaiting confirmation 2023!
Saturday 22nd July 2023
Mens PB - Ryan Lewis (GBR) 23 Hours 31 Minutes (2021)
Ladies PB - Amy Fulford (GBR) 31 Hours 15 Minutes (2019)
Top 100 finishers earn a Gold ‘Beacons Way Ultra 100’ Buckle, 101-200 finishers earn a Silver 100 Mile Buckle and 201+ finishers earn the Bronze 100 Mile Buckle. There are additional prizes for the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers!
The route follows the Official trail of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Beacons Way. The ability to navigate is expected during this event and runners must therefore have map reading skills.
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EVENT INSTRUCTIONS BRIEF
Full Race details
- Qualifying Criteria
- Start & Finish Venue - Event Schedule
- Car Parking & Return Transport
- Mandatory Kit
At least 20 years old + at the time of the race. (Rule T3 (141) S5 UKA Trail Running)
In good health. The ability to navigate is required and expected.
Each participant must have completed at least a 50 mile Race prior to the event.
This can be for an event not yet taken place but that will be completed prior to the onset of Beacons Way Ultra 100 mile.
START - Event HQ & Registration: Abergavenny Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EE
(Please park on Castle Street Car park - please refer to 'Car Parking' below) – Venue closed to the General Public from 4pm.
Friday 21st July 2023
17:30 – 21:00 - Race Registration at Abergavenny Castle Event HQ
Saturday 22nd July 2023
04:15 – 05:45 - Registration - GB Race Tracker & Bib No Collection
06:00 – Race Start
FINISH - Event HQ & Finish Line: Llangadog Village Hall, Dyrfal Road (A4069), Llangadog, SA19 9BW
(Limited Parking available at the rear of the building)
Beacons Way Ultra 100 Mile Ultramarathon has 10 Checkpoints en route with the principle aim of maintaining the highest level of support possible across the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Cut-off times per checkpoint are implemented by GB Ultras, at their discretion, to ensure the safe and proper running of the event and include the length of time taken to complete sections of the Beacons Way route.
There is a 40 hour cut off time for the event. The locations of the Checkpoints are:
Cut off times and Checkpoints:
Checkpoint 1 – 7 Miles … Section total : 7 miles.
Location: Outside of The Skirrid Mountain Inn, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, NP7 8DH. WATER ONLY.
Coordinates: SO32550 20630. Cut Off at CP1 : 08.48 AM Saturday
Checkpoint 2 – 13 Miles … Section Total : 6 miles.
Location: Llanthony Treats Campsite, Honddu Cottage, Llanthony, NP7 7NN.
Coordinates: SO28804 27759. Cut Off at CP2 : 11.12 AM Saturday
Checkpoint 3 – 26 Miles … Section Total : 13 miles.
Location: Crickhowell Village Hall, 4 Church Lane, Crickhowell, NP8 1BB.
Coordinates: SO21664 18393. Cut Off at CP3 : 16:24 PM Sat
Checkpoint 4 – 36 Miles. Section total : 10 miles.
Location: Bwlch Village Hall, Bwlch, LD3 7HJ.
Coordinates: SO14615 22337. Cut Off at CP4 : 20:24 PM Sat.
Checkpoint 5 – 45 Miles. Section total : 9 miles.
Location: Talybont. Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park, Talybont-on-Usk, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2UT/LD3 7YT.
Coordinates: SO05610 17560. Cut Off at CP5 : 00:00 AM Sun.
Checkpoint 6 – 52 Miles. Section total : 7 miles.
Location: Storey Arms/Pont ar Daf car park, Brecon, LD3 8NL.
Coordinates: SN98270 20280. Cut Off at CP6 : 02:44 AM Sun.
Checkpoint 7 – 59 Miles. Section total : 7 miles.
Location: Sarn Helen car park, Blaen Ilia, Ystradfellte, Aberdare, CF44 9JD/CF44 9JG.
Coordinates: SN92730 16435. Cut Off at CP7 : 05:36 AM Sun.
Checkpoint 8 – 65 Miles. Section total : 6 miles.
Location: Penwyllt car park - South Wales Caving Club, A4067, Tase-Uchaf, SA9 1GQ.
Coordinates: . Cut Off at CP8 : 09:12 AM Sun. https://what3words.com/exacts.constants.again
Checkpoint 9 – 78 Miles. Section total : 10 miles.
Location: Neuadd Llanddeusant Village Hall, Llanddeusant, Llangadog, SA19 9YB.
Coordinates: SN76050 24870. Cut Off at CP9 : 13:12 PM Sun.
Checkpoint 10 – 87 Miles. Section total : 9 miles.
Location: Mountain View, Mountain Road Car Park, A4069, Llangadog, SA19 9PA.
Coordinates: SN73260 18827. Cut Off at CP10 : 16:48 PM Sun.
Finish – 102 Miles. Section total : 15 miles.
Location: Llangadog Community Centre, Dyrfal Road (A4069), Llangadog, SA19 9BW.
Coordinates: SN70625 28210. Cut Off at 22:00 PM SUN.
Watch the Race Live with GB Race Tracker
You can now watch the entire race unfold live thanks to the live tracking we use for this event
Optional Transport back to the Start Venue Available on Sign Up
GB Ultras Shop
Cover some of the Mandatory Kit at our GB Ultras Shop