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OTT Trail Marathon
26.2 miles -
Brecon Beacons


25th May 2024 
Registration opens 0700
Race briefing – 0850
Race Start – 0900


Affiliated Runners

Non Affiliated Runners


Parkwood Outdoors,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF48 2UR

The Trail Marathon

Trail Marathon within the fantastic Brecon Beacons. Start and Finish at Parkwood – this looped course takes in Pen Y Fan from Graig Fan Ddu before heading up Fan Y Big before heading over to Talybont Reservoir for the final climb up Tor y Foel. A love for the following are a must:- Mountains Trails, Compulsory Kit, Trail Shoes and amazing scenery. All finisher shall receive a OTT Trail Marathon coaster and buff.

You’ll need the following compulsory kit on the day: 
Mobile phone(fully Charged at the start)
Hydration (minimum of 1 liter)
Foil blanket or Bivi Bag  
Food & Emergency Rations (400 Cals emergency rations)
Basic 1st aid kit 
Head torch or torch 
Waterproof jacket and trousers (Tapped seems)
Warm Layer, hat, and Gloves 
Head torch
Bag/Ruck Sack  

There are 3 checkpoints for the race:

– Checkpoint 1  at 7 miles.
– Checkpoint 2 at 14.5 miles
– Checkpoint 3 at  20.5 miles.

The cutoff for this event is 15:00 at checkpoint 3. This is 6 hours after the start of the race, so a pace of 20mins/mile or quicker is required of entrants.

The Trail Marathon Route

Elevation gain – 4896ft/1492m