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'Not sure if you realise but it's not the norm to get such a huge positive response to an ultra race. Entry filling in 48hrs and all the thanks and positive comments to follow. You're on a winning formula there!  Congrats.'

'I will of course come back next year. I think I joked after I finished that I'd call it quits.  No way! I love your race, and I want to have another battle with Mark again next year (it was mentally one of the toughest things I've done trying to hold him off).' 

'Thank you so very much for putting on a race that has made us feel so welcome, It was an amazing experience and we would love to return.'


Registration for the Beacons Ultra will take place on Friday night between 18.00pm and 20.30pm at the Race HQ (Henderson Hall) and on Saturday at Race HQ (Henderson Hall) between 05.30am and 07.00am for the Beacons Ultra and between 08:00am and 09:30 for the Beacons Trail Marathon.


The Beacons Ultra starts at 07.30am on Saturday 16th November in the field behind Race HQ (Henderson Hall).

The Beacons Trail Marathon starts at 10.00am on Saturday 16th November in the field behind Race HQ (Henderson Hall).

Beacons Ultra participants must complete the first 'loop' of the course by 14.30 pm. Participants must complete the entire course by 22.30pm. Participants failing to meet these cut off times will be retired from the course.


The event car park will be at Talybont Farm which is 5 min walk from Race HQ (Henderson Hall), the £5 fee includes safe and secure off street parking and use of the showers after the race.

On race day there will be NO parking at Race HQ (Henderson Hall) and we do ask that you use the official car park and don’t park on the streets adjacent to Henderson Hall, illegally parked cars will be ticketed by the local traffic warden who lives in the village..

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT - Beacons Trail Marathon & Beacons Ultra


*Fully charged Mobile Phone

*Means of hydration - ability to carry an absolute minimum of 500ml of fluid

*Cup/Mug/Bottle - No cups will be provided at checkpoints

*Enough food (no shops on route!)

*Full waterproof cover (trousers and top)



*Fleece (or similar warm upper body layer)

*Survival/Space Blanket

*Basic first aid kit including antiseptic

*Head torch

*Spare batteries for above





It must be emphasized that there will be random spot kit checks before, during and on completion of the race. You must have all of the above on you at all times.

Please also understand that the above is the bare minimum and many individuals may wish to add their own kit requirements to that outlined above. This is especially relevant if the weather conditions are harsh.(i.e…. the temperature in 2008 dropped to -8 at night).


Car... For those travelling by Car, Talybont-on-Usk is a small village situated approximately 5 miles from the Market Town of Brecon. The race HQ on race day will be located at Henderson Hall and making the assumption that most people nowadays have a Sat Nav of some description the postcode of the Hall is LD3 7YQ. For those without a Sat Nav, drive through the village to its West side and the Hall will be seen on your right hand side. Talbont-on-Usk really isn’t very big, so difficult to get lost. Directions to the Car Parking for the event will be provided within the race details that will be sent to athletes in the week prior to the event.

Bus... There is a regular Bus service to Talybont-on-Usk from both Brecon and Abergavenny, although not early enough on race day. This is only of use for Friday night arrivals.

Train... The nearest Train Station is Abergavenny which is accessible directly from the North, or via Newport for anyone travelling from the South. The Bus station referred to above is about ½ mile from the Train Station.


For those traveling some distance to the event, there are some excellent places to stay in Talybont-on-Usk or within close proximity of the village. So for details of Camping, Caravanning, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Hostels, Self Catering, Holiday Cottages etc, can be found HERE.

Other excellent options include:-

Talybont Farm opens specifically for the event and is offering camping at £8 per person, further information can be found HERE.

Ty Newydd Holidays, Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering cottages, further information can be found HERE.

The Bull Pens Cottages, further information can be found HERE.

The Boat Cottage, further information can be found HERE.

Bridge Cafe - Bistro and B&B, further information can be found HERE.

Tyn y Cae - further information can be found HERE.