Llyn y Fan

posted 16 Oct 2017, 12:04 by Dave Austin   [ updated 16 Oct 2017, 12:06 ]

Category: AS
Distance: 8.6km / 5.9miles
Ascent: 610m / 2000ft

Description:
From the start head off towards the Beacon Way. (Anti-Clockwise route). Ascend all the way to the grassy slopes towards Bannau Sir Gaer. Follow the path on the top of the escarpment all the way east over Picws Du then down and up to Fan Foel. From the cairn here head off down the north west slope (steep at first) and find the best line all the way back to the finish.

Note, the new start and initial route for 2017. The original route followed the track up the valley direct towards the lake.

Registration:


Kit Requirements:
Full kit likely to be required due to September-November timing.

Parking:
Car Park 1.5 miles east of Llandeusant Youth Hostel, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire (SN 800238). (Parking is off the track where the race start/finishes).
Llyn y Fan fell race route
Race starts top of map, SN798238 and follows anti-clockwise Red route.
(Blue path shows the original (pre-2017) route from the start up to the ridge).

Fan Fawr

posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:40 by Dave Austin

Limited Route Infomation

Category: 

Distance: 4.7km / 3miles
Ascent: 250m / 830ft

Start/Finish:
Storey Arms

Route map:
Fan Fawr fell race route

Pen y Fan

posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:38 by Dave Austin   [ updated 10 Oct 2017, 09:39 ]

Limited Route Infomation

Category: 

Distance: 6.0km / 3.75miles
Ascent: 600m / 2000ft

Start/Finish:
Cwm Llwch

Route map:
Pen y Fan fell race route

Fan y Big

posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:35 by Dave Austin   [ updated 10 Oct 2017, 09:36 ]

Limited Route Infomation

Category: 

Distance: 16.6km / 10.4miles
Ascent: 780m / 2600ft

Start/Finish:
Llanfrynach village.

Route map:
Fan y Big fell race route

Tumble Fell Race

posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:32 by Dave Austin

Limited Route Infomation

This one hasn't been run since 2007, but here is the route for posterity.

Category: 

Distance: 4.7km / 3miles
Ascent: 250m / 830ft

Route map:
Tumble fell race route map


Fan Brycheiniog

posted 6 Oct 2017, 07:01 by Dave Austin

Category: AM
Distance: 15.7km / 9.8miles
Ascent: 840m / 2750ft

Description:
A Circular route out to Fan Brycheiniog and beyond. Starting and finishing near Tafarn Y Garreg (Pub) on the A4067.

Registration:
At the Tafarn Y Garreg Pub

Kit Requirements:
Full kit required.

Parking:
Parking is at the race HQ, Tafarn Y Garreg Pub, on the A4067.

Race Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/welshfellrace/races/fan-brycheiniog

Route Card:
 
CP
 
Grid Ref

Name
Split
Distance 
Split
Ascent 

Cut-Off 
 StartSN849173Track just north of the race HQ    
1SN826218Fan Brycheiniog summit5.8kmm

2SN816220Knoll/Spur near bottom of 'goat track'1.3kmm 
3SN830221North end of Llyn Y Fan Fawr2.3kmm 
 FinishSN847171 North side of road, back at HQ6.3kmm
 Totals  15.7km
840m 

GPS File:
Unavailable

Route map:
Fan Brycheiniog Fell Race route
(note, map is scaled here. It is high res and can be downloaded)

Four Fans

posted 8 Aug 2015, 05:53 by Dave Austin

Category: AM (ER/LK/NS)
Distance: 18km / 11miles
Ascent: 1200m / 3900ft

Description:
A tough fell race with some navigation choices. The route WILL NOT be marked in any way. The race takes place over relatively remote and rough terrain and competitors must have good navigational skills (NS) and sound mountain judgement. This race is not suitable for novices or those who are unfit or do not have suitable fell running experience. Local knowledge of the area would be extremely beneficial.
The start and finish will be on north eastern flanks of Fan Fawr adjacent to Storey Arms Centre car park.


Registration:
From the race organiser, usually located in the car park opposite the Storey Arms. Registration will close 10 minutes before the race start.


Kit Requirements:

Windproof* complete body cover – including leggings, long sleeve top, hat and gloves. Map and compass suitable for navigating the course. Whistle.

*Waterproofs/ other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions may be required.


Parking:

Parking is available at the public car park or other nearby car parks and is not reserved for race traffic, grid reference GR SN983203. 

Race Website:
http://www.fellrace.com/fourfans.htm


Route Card:
 
CP
 
Grid Ref

Name
Split
Distance 
Split
Ascent 

Cut-Off 
 StartSN982203    
 1SN958228Fan Frynych trig point
-
-
 2SN913184Fan Nedd trig point
 --
 3SN938186Fan Llia summit (not the large cairn!)
 --
4SN969193Fan Fawr cairn (not trig point)   
 FinishSN982203 
-
-
 Totals  

 
Note, the checkpoints are mandatory but the route between them is up to the competitor. Fences and walls MUST ONLY be crossed at stiles or gates. Crossing at any other point will lead to disqualification.


GPS File:
A gps file is not available for this route due to the nature of the navigational nature and route choices.

Route map:
Four Fans route
This is the 'default' route as provided by the race organiser.

Llanthony Show Fell Race

posted 8 Aug 2015, 05:06 by Dave Austin   [ updated 31 Jul 2017, 00:17 ]

Category: AS
Distance: 5.6km / 3.5miles
Ascent: 335m / 1100ft

Description:
Fell race run as part of the Llanthony Show. The race starts and finishes near the show ground with live commentary over the show PA. The route goes out across the field and up to Offa's Dyke path, clockwise, a mile along the top and back down on a rough runnable track. Entry to the race is free, just pay the entry fee to get into the show. Race normally starts around midday.

Registration:
Registration is from the official show organisers tent near the show ground.

Kit Requirements:
Full kit may be required (but usually isn't required).

Parking:
Parking is on the show ground as directed, grid reference GR SO289275.
Note, the narrow lanes on the way to (and from) the show can be congested so allow extra time to get to the race.

Race Website:
n/a


GPS File:
Available (see bottom of the post to download)

Route map:
Start/Finish is on the show ground, field to the west of the map. Route is clockwise.
Llanthony Show Fell Race

Bob Graham Round

posted 22 Mar 2014, 03:37 by Dave Austin

Category: Ultra/Personal Challenge
Distance: 102km / 63miles
Ascent: 8,250m / 27,000ft

Description:
Classic and The Original 24hour Fell Running Challenge. 32 summits and 63 miles across the Lake District starting and finishing at Moot Hall, Keswick...

Registration:
n/a

Kit Requirements:
n/a

Parking:
n/a

Useful Websites:
http://www.bobgrahamclub.org.uk

CP Grid Ref Name Split Distance Split Ascent Cut Off
Start
Moot Hall, Keswick

-
1
Skiddaw

-
2
Great Calva

-
3
Blencathra

-
Road Crossing
Threlkeld

-
4
Clough Head

-
5
Great Dodd

-
6
Watson's Dodd

-
7
Stybarrow Dodd

-
8
Raise

-
9
White Side

-
10
Lowerman

-
11
Helvellyn

-
12
Nethermost Pike

-
13
Dollywagon Pike

-
14
Fairfield

-
15
Seat Sandal

-
Road Crossing
Dunmail Raise

-
16
Steel Fell

-
17
Calf Crag

-
18
High Raise

-
19
Sergeant Man

-
20
Thunacar Knott

-
21
Harrison Stickle

-
22
Pike O' Stickle

-
23
Rossett Pike

-
24
Bowfell

-
25
Esk Pike

-
26
Great End

-
27
Ill Crag

-
28
Broad Crag

-
29
Scafell Pike

-
30
Scafell

-
Road Crossing
Wasdale Campsite

-
31
Yewbarrow

-
32
Red Pike

-
33
Steeple

-
34
Pillar

-
35
Kirk Fell

-
36
Great Gable

-
37
Green Gable

-
38
Brandreth

-
39
Grey Knotts

-
Road Crossing
Honister Pass

-
40
Dale Head

-
41
Hindscarth

-
42
Robinson

-
Finish
Moot Hall, Keswick

-
Totals - - 102km 8,250m 24hrs


GPS File:
Available (see bottom of the post to download).
Note, these are my own plotted route and almost certainly do not entirely follow the experts lines...

Route map:

Helvellyn Dodds Fell Race

posted 22 Mar 2014, 03:05 by Dave Austin   [ updated 22 Mar 2014, 03:10 ]

Category: AM
Distance: 18.5km / 11.5miles
Ascent: 1,375m / 4,500ft

Description:
Helvellyn Dodds Fell Race

Registration:
see official race website

Kit Requirements:
Full kit may be required.

Parking:
see official race website

Race Website:
http://www.keswickac.org.uk

Route Card:
 
CP
 
Grid Ref

Name
Split
Distance 
Split
Ascent 

Cut-Off 
 Start325 255Threlkeld Cricket Club    
 1
Clough Head
-
-
 2
Great Dodd
 --
 3
Raise
 --
4
Helvellyn Trig Point
-
-
3
Raise
--
2
Great Dodd
--
1
Clough Head
--
 Finish325 255Threlkeld Cricket Club
--
 Totals  

 

GPS File:
Available (see bottom of the post to download)

Route map:

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