Welcome to the Likeys Beacons Ultra 2016
The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably. In the events 8 year history the race has taken place in everything from sparkling Sunshine through to minus 8 degrees, with obligatory rain and mist thrown in to remind the athletes that they are running in Wales in all its glory.
The timing of the Beacons Ultra being at the end of the prime UK Ultra season means the event attracts a very mixed range of abilities….from Multi World Record Holders, to World Champions through to those taking part in an Ultra Run for the very first time and of course everyone in between, with the overriding atmosphere being relaxed and welcoming (although the competitive spirit in some can never die….ha!!). Whatever your ability, you will also be made extremely welcome by what is possibly the friendliest organisers and marshals anywhere on the planet.
Entries for 2016 will open at 00.01hrs on May 1st 2016 and will close once the race limit has been reached. Although we don’t like to assume it will happen again, in both 2011 and 2012 the race limit was reached within 24 hours, so please don’t delay in getting your entry in via the Likeys website. See details on the Race Entry page
If you have done the race before, we look forward to seeing you back once again this year…… If you haven’t experienced the Beacons Ultra before then check out the race reports, video clips etc on this website and then make sure you get your entry in quickly and join us for the fun in November.
Good Luck for 2016 wherever your adventures take you.
Martin and Sue
Beacons Ultra Race Organisers