Point To Point
The ultimate test of your physical determination and personal navigational skills.
This 28km navigational “Point to Point” exercise mirrors the SF Selection test week march of the same name. Its tough nature is well known amongst those who have completed it with testing terrain and the requirement to think under pressure in order to find the best route to the next checkpoint.
With interim checkpoints spread across the Brecon Beacons you will be given a grid reference at the start point to the first checkpoint and then your next destination will be given when you reach each checkpoint. The 28km distance is as the crow flies and so you must find the most efficient route in order to complete and reach your final checkpoint location.
Can you think on your feet? Can you keep your head under pressure on the hills? Do you have the endurance to complete?
Please note that if you wish to enter this event you must complete the map reading instruction on one of the RUCKIT Map Navigation weekends that are complimentary for all Point to Point registrants.
You will receive a custom medal and certificate on completion. First place prizes are given for each category for both male and female participants and team entries.
ALL NEW GUIDED TICKET
If Navigation isn’t your bag or you don’t have the time to book on to a Navigation course then you could choose the GUIDED option. This ticket will ensure you have the experience of Point to Point within a guided group led by our experienced DS Staff, Mountain Safety Team or guides. The group will potentially spilt into two groups depending on pace. The staff will be split between these groups to be sure that it challenges everyone’s capabilities.
SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2020
SATURDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2020
SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 2021
SATURDAY 20TH november 2021
SATURDAY 11TH june 2022
Compete In One Of The Below Categories
- For participants who wish to run or walk the route without a weight requirement.
- A mandatory kit is required and a list is provided ahead of the event.
- Minimum of 35lbs weight carried, excluding food and water.
- Ankle supporting boots must be worn.
- A mandatory kit list and guidance on what to pack for weight is supplied ahead of the event.
- Separate categories for those Over 50.
- The same mandatory kit is required as for the Clean Fatigue and Loadbearing categories.
- The Over 50’s Loadbearing is reduced to 25lbs.
Loadstone category is exclusive to those on the Loadstone Aptitude event, which encompasses three events in one series. Further details.
Where Is It?
Pont Ar Daf Carpark
The Brecon Beacons National Park lies on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales. It’s home to waterfalls, forests, market towns and the highest peak in southern Britain.
By bus: Take the T4 service between Cardiff and Newtown. For up to date local bus information call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or use their online journey planner at TravelineCymru.
By train: The nearest train station is Merthyr Tydfil. The start point (Beacons Reservoir Car Park) is 10 miles (16km), 17 mins, by road.
By car: From the M4, follow the A470 north towards Brecon. There is a large carpark at The Storey Arms. For more details, and to plan your journey from further afield, please use the Google Maps direction finder.
“Awesome!!! Tough Mudders, Spartan races do not come close. Nothing compares to the fan dance”
“Brilliant! Great that all the guys with the heavy stuff were so cheerful and shouting good luck”
“Amazing. Very well organised with DS who obviously are committed to giving the runners the best experience possible. Well done. See you next year.”