The short course follows the official 10 Peaks route out as far as the second feed station on the Sarn Helen trail. It then heads north along the trail to rejoin the official route with 17 miles to go (missing out a 20 mile loop of the official course that takes in the Black Mountain and the very tough ascent of Fan Gyhirych). Do not worry though, we have ensured that the most spectacular parts of the Brecon Beacon National park are not missed out by those competing on the shorter route. We have added a few peaks too, just to boost the number of Peaks back up to 10 (this is a 10 Peaks race after all!). This is by no means an easy day out. Rest assured that this will have a 25 to 35% dropout rate!
- Spot height Waun Rydd, 762 meters
- Trig point Twyn Mwyalchod, 642 meters
- Fan Fawr, 734 meters
- Fan Llia, 632 meters
- Fan Frynych, 629 meters
- Corn Du, 873 meters
- Pen y Fan, 886 meters
- Cribyn, 795 meters
- Fan y Big, 719 meters
- Spot height Bwlch y Ddwyallt, 754 meters
Competitors must complete the course by visiting the check points in the correct order. The course follows the (squashed looking loop) route marked below, in a clockwise direction. There is a short trail section at the start, to insure that competitors are spread out in a long line before hitting the open hillside.
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This route may be subject to change should conditions require.
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