10Peaks Brecon Beacons 2018 – Race Director’s Report

10Peaks Brecon Beacons 2018

All four course records toppled on one fine day out on the #10Peaks Brecon Beacons™ long (89km, 5000m) and short (58km, 3000m) courses this weekend 🏆🥇🙌
We’ll be back with 10Peaks The Lakes™ on 22.06.2019 – www.10peaks.com

Posted by 10Peaks on Monday, 16 July 2018

 

Introduction

10Peaks™ Brecon Beacons followed the trend of 10Peaks™ Lakes with another brilliant weekend of summer weather. Certainly, the hot conditions made for super-tough running in the mountains for everyone taking part, but the dry underfoot conditions will have also helped speed; course records for both the male and female records on both the long and short courses were smashed! Special congratulations to our new course record holders Beth Pascall, Galen Reynolds, Mary Gillie and Rob Forbes. Galen also currently holds the Lakes course record!

The warm conditions also challenged us as the organising team as we tried to supply sufficient water to each of the support points during the day. At peak times this meant keeping four separate locations supplied.

Overall, with near perfect weather for all our events this year, starting with Marmot Dark Mountains™ in January, followed by the SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™ and the Cape Wrath Ultra® in May and then the two 10Peaks™ events in June and July, I am beginning to wonder what is in stall for us later in the year at Salomon Skyline Scotland™, which is hosting the Skyrunning World Championships this September.

 

10Peaks The Lakes™ encounters some varied terrain including these rocky sections - all the more enjoyable!

Stunning weather and stunning scenery – the Brecon Beacons delivered! ©Steve Ashworth

 

I wanted to highlight Salomon Skyline Scotland to the 10Peaks™ runners because the distance, height gain and terrain of the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ would really suit the running participants in both the 10Peaks™ events, and there are still a few spaces left! Lining up against the very best Ultra Skyrunners in the world and seeing how you compare on the same course is a rare opportunity, and I would like to extend a special invite to all our 10Peaks™ participants to join us in Scotland for this extremely special long weekend of skyrunning on 13-16th September later this year.

 

10Peaks Brecon Beacons™ encounters some varied terrain including these rocky sections - all the more enjoyable!

10Peaks Brecon Beacons™ encounters some varied terrain including these rocky sections – all the more enjoyable! ©Steve Ashworth

 

Thanks to the Event Team

This year we had a really capable and experienced team. This showed, with a smooth delivery of the event from start to finish. I owe them, and the participants owe them, a huge thank you. The Event Team was:

  • Carwyn Phillips
  • Colin Harding
  • David Robinette
  • EmilyRavenhill
  • Graham Gristwood
  • Helen Samson
  • Jonni Suckling
  • Kate Worthington
  • Katie Cole
  • Keith Montgomery
  • Kevin Powderly
  • Lawrie Jones
  • Mat Nelson
  • Paul Beeson
  • Rob O’Loughlin
  • Sandy Restall
  • Sarah-Jane Restall
  • Scott Mathers
  • Shan Jones
  • Shane Ohly
  • Steve Ashworth
  • Steve Arden
  • Stuart Smith
  • Sue Dowker
  • Sveva Marais
  • Tim Glasby
  • Tom Hecht

 

Tag anyone you know! Photos from #10Peaks Brecon Beacons™ long (89km, 5000m) and short (58km, 3000m) courses this weekend 🙌
We’ll be back with 10Peaks The Lakes™ on 22.06.2019 – www.10peaks.com

Posted by 10Peaks on Tuesday, 17 July 2018

 

I am looking forward to sharing our plans for 10Peaks™ 2019 events with you all later this year.

 

Prize Winners – Long Course

 

  • 1st Female: Mary Gillie: 13h 21m 57s
  • 1st Male: Galen Reynolds: 10h 52m 11s

 

 

Prize Winners – Short Course

 

  • 1st Female: Beth Pascall: 7h 16m 27s
  • 1st Male: Rob Forbes: 5h 52m 24s

 

 

Course Statistics

 

Long Course

  • Starters: 83
  • Finishers: 54
  • % Finish Rate: 65%

 

Short Course

  • Starters: 84
  • Finishers: 72
  • % Finish Rate: 86%

 

GPS Tracks

All the participants’ GPS tracks are public and available for download for everyone to view (link is to a zip-file download of all tracks – sorry it’s not compatible with mobile devices)

Replay here:

 

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Social Media

Please check out our Facebook page to re-watch highlights of the action from the Brecon Beacons in both photos and videos – and don’t hesitate to tag all those known to you in photos, share posts and your photos from the event.

 

Don’t forget to have a browse through both our Instagram and Twitter profiles too and follow to keep up to date ahead of 2019!

 

Feedback

Feedback from anyone who engaged with the 2018 race, from participants through to audiences keeping updated via news/social media/tracking from afar, is very important to us. Whatever you have to say, positive or negative we are keen to hear your thoughts. This is so important for us in refining and improving the event. Certainly, the honest feedback we have received over the years has been instrumental in polishing our other events. So, please don’t be shy and get in touch with your comments.

 

Other Ourea Events races you might like…

1) Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

52km, 4000m, 4 Munros – Are you ready?

We are delighted to release the details for the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships ULTRA course – got your invite? Map + more details: www.skylinescotland.com/news/2018/05/03/Ben_Nevis_Ultra_2018_Route_Confirmation
#LessCloudMoreSky #SkyWorldChamps18 #SkylineScotland

Posted by Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra on Monday, 14 May 2018

 

2) SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™

20th Anniversary Great Lakeland 3Day

Here’s a little celebration of a splendid 20th Anniversary edition of the #GL3D. Tag someone you know would like to join us in 2019 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️😀 Did you enjoy your weekend of classic Lakeland journeys, coffee, cake, camping, lake dipping, and making new friends?

Posted by SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day on Tuesday, 8 May 2018

 

 

10Peaks Brecon Beacons 2019 – Provisional Date

Our intention is to return to the Brecon Beacons for the same middle weekend of July in 2019 (13-14th July 2019). We will of course confirm this date when we open the entries ASAP:

Posted in Brecon Beacons, News