Provisional description: The short course mirrors the long course 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 10Peaks™ race after all!). This is by no means an easy day out. Rest assured that this will have a 25 to 35% dropout rate!
- Carn Pica, 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 checkpoints in the correct order. Please visit the route maps and downloads page for more detail on the route.
*This course may be subject to change should conditions require.