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Black Dragon Challenge

Sat 6th Apr 2019

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
A significant change within the details has occurred since publication in 2018 December Strider
Event Type
Challenge Event
Region / Area
Wales / Black Mountains
30, 26 or 19ml.
Start Time
Start: 08.00-09.00
From Crickhowell Youth & Community Centre NP18 1AW. 1) The Standard route - 26 miles / 42 Km with cold refreshments on route. 2) The Endurance option 30 miles / 49Km with cold refreshments on route. 3) The Ridge route 19 miles / 30Km with keeps at high level hence no refreshments on route From Crickhowell Youth & Community Centre NP18 1AW with over 6,790ft of ascent on scenic Black Mountains, passing through Llanbedr then 8ml of ascent on to Waun Fach (highest point in Black Mountains), with optional 6.5ml endurance section. Route follows Black Dragon's Back to Pengenfford (refrshmt); then 1,000ft climb to Mynydd Troed & Mynydd Llangorse descending to Pentre (refrsmnt); then 1,800ft climb to Pen-Allt-Mawr, along ridge to Pen Carrig Calch & downhill via Table Mountain. The shorter ridge route goes directly along the ridge from Waun Fach to Pen-Allt-Mawr
General Notes
Those not reaching Pentre checkpoint on standard and endurance routes by 16:00 will be asked to retire. There are no further time constraints after that, but participants deemed by the sweep team to be incapable of finishing the route will be withdrawn. Full kit check at start and randomly en-route. All entrants to be over 18 on day of event. NO DOGS ALLOWED
Newport Outdoor Group 22 Garrick Drive, Thornhill, Cardiff C14 9BG
Start and Finish

Entry Details:

Standard Route: £18 (OTD £22); Endurance Route £23 (No OTD); Ridge Route £15 (OTD £18) on-line Only: Cut off date for receipt of pre-entries: Thursday 4th April 2019. Free parking, transport for retirees, showers, hot drinks & biscuits at finish


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