Ultra 32 Mile
Sat 10 Aug 2024 Crickhowell, Powys, UK

Beast of Llangattock Trail Running Challenge | Ultra 32 Mile

Spectacular trail running event featuring the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, the Llangattock Escarpment, Black Mountains, Sugar Loaf and Brecon Beacons with full support, top reviews and epic medals!

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  • Sat 10 Aug 2024
Llangattock, Crickhowell

Ultra 32 Mile



Age 18 & over

  • 50 km trail running + 4842 ft ascent


This long-distance challenge is one that will fulfill the elite and seasoned runner whilst also offering amazing support for the less experienced trail runner. 

With well-stocked checkpoints and an amazing support team, you will be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be well looked after throughout the event all the way to the finish.

The 10-mile loop is repeated for the 20 and 30-mile events and features a truly stunning section of the canal path, a climb to the top of the Llangattock Escarpment with breathtaking views, mountain panoramas, extensive views over the Brecon Beacons National Park, open moorland and beautiful valleys - plus you'll be running above the cave system.

There's so much variety to keep you interested!


  • Fully-supported longer-distance trail run
  • Featuring the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal and ancient walkways
  • Out-of-this-world views from the Llangattock Escarpment!
  • Panoramas over the Black Mountains, Sugar Loaf and Brecon Beacons
  • Spend time in the mountains this summer
  • Amazing support team to help you to the finish line
  • Well-stocked checkpoints, GPS trackers, physios and more
  • Awesome medal plus tons of other perks

This event is part of Beast of Llangattock Trail Running Challenge.

  • All fitness levels
  • Average fitness
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event

Who is it for?

New trail runners are encouraged to join this fantastic, supportive community event as well as offering a challenging course for the seasoned trail runners. Whether you sprint or dance round this course, you are guaranteed to have a phenomenal day! 

Support crews

During the event you will be supported by a fully mobile medical unit; support runners will be on the course at various locations if needed and all are well-experienced within these mountain ranges.

Physio support is £10 per session.

Kit check

A full kit check will be undertaken at registration and spontaneous checks will be carried out on the event. There will be no changes to the mandatory kit lists due to weather - the mountains are unpredictable.


Exact times to be confirmed.

  • 16:00-20:00 Friday evening | Registration will be open
  • 07:30 Saturday morning | Registration will be open
  • 09:00 | 20 and 32 mile events begin
  • 10:00 | 10 mile event begins
  • 11:00 | 10K event begins

Mandatory kit

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Race vest/pack
  • Baselayer top - must be either synthetic or merino wool
  • Spare socks
  • Capacity to carry 2 litre of fluid
  • Emergency food for the duration
  • Map or GPX file downloaded
  • Fully charged mobile phone and power pack
  • Hat and gloves
  • Appropriate footwear (trail shoes)
  • First aid kit - essential items 
  • Foil blanket
  • Reusable cup
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Whistle

  • Bag storage
  • Camping
  • Mountains
  • Paid parking
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets

Event HQ



The camping area is a basic field with toilets.


There is a great pub within walking distance.

  • Check points
  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Mountainous
  • Multiple laps
  • Sleeping facilities
  • Sweeper
  • Timed section
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Cut off time

There is a generous cut-off time of 14 hours.

Route overview

  • Llangattock Church is the perfect starting point for this event.
  • Leaving the field you head via a small but steep lane which leads onto a small section of the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal.
  • Minutes later you will be on the trail through fields and ancient walkways, before climbing to the top of the Llangattock Escarpment. The views here are out of this world! The climb will be worth it that we promise.
  • The Beautiful Black Mountains, Sugar Loaf and The Brecon Beacons will wow you!
  • Heading south towards the edge of the mountain your aim is to meet the great and worthy Lonely Shepherd, a photo with this incredible stone is a must.
  • Steeped in history and Welsh Folk tales. Leaving him to his sheep you will then head over open moorland, with the Clydach Gorge and its hidden waterfalls on the opposite valley, hosting signs of its long lost industrial industry, many features do still remain.
  • The open moorland will be more technical than strenuous but have no doubt they will challenge even the best!
  • Heading across the moors you will be on the mountain trails heading overland towards the Llangattock Escarpment with the famous caves below.
  • Running above the cave system on the Craig y Cilau you once again will be overwhelmed by the spectacular views.
  • Descending Mynydd Llangattock you enter into a beautiful valley of natural beauty hosting rivers and an abundance of wildlife and birds.
  • Crossing the Valley you will be mesmerized by its beauty.
  • Your final destination will take you into ancient woods and streams before facing the infamous incline descent, technical and tricky but fast!
  • Leaving the trails behind you rejoin the canal over a stone staircase that brings you back onto the small but beautiful section of the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal before you take your last trail into a wonderful forest arch and claim victory against the Beast.


  • Lift sharing scheme
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Reusable cups

  • Cake
  • Chip timing
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Physio
  • Post-race meal
  • Race photo
  • Trophy


  • Bespoke medal
  • Prizes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Handcrafted trophy, designed in Wales - totally unique
  • 1st Male and Female Vet over 50
  • Parking tickets will go into a ballot - winning ticket will receive a free entry to the next event
  • Best picture advertising Limitless Trails on Social Media during this event will win a free entry to the next event
  • Two refuel zones
  • Full support from amazing staff
  • Refreshments and food
  • First aid 
  • Full gallery of pictures 
  • Online results
  • Refreshments, homemade cake, snacks, sandwiches and much more will be available to feast on after the event. All dietary requirements will be tailored for.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

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Absolutely stunning course. The chance to run a 'fell race' type course that’s all marked out so no need for navigation skills and getting lost! The post-race snacks table is absolutely brilliant. One for the calendar every year for sure. Alex E

Breathtaking views, lovely varied route, plentiful, supportive marshals and fantastic feed stations with loads of water, fruit, nuts - perfect for such a scorching day and best of all at the end, salted boiled new potatoes! Delicious and filing. The smaller number of competitors meant this race had very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Anna H

Lovely atmosphere, nice people, beautiful course. Everything what you need to have great run. Katarzyna B


Friendly atmosphere, well stocked aid stations. Great encouragement from the marshals and race team. Paul R

A really well run event, friendly atmosphere and stunning scenery. Would definitely recommend. Laura R

First event and certainly won't be the last, stunning location, well marked out course, feed stations well stocked and friendly, fantastic friendly finish line, felt like the first person who had crossed the finish line. Trudy H

It was a superbly organised event, small, friendly and challenging. The scenery was incredible and the terrain both beautiful and at times brutal but still so much fun. Jonathan L

Reviews thanks to RaceCheck

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