Fan Dance Trinity

One weekend, three events… Fan Dance Trinity will test your endurance as you battle against the distance and the fatigue.

Complete an Original Fan Dance on Saturday, Dark Trail on Saturday night and then repeat the Fan Dance on the Sunday to see if you can go always a little further.

The Fan Dance is a challenge that begins as soon as the race does with an immediate ascent of Pen y Fan which is 2,907 feet (886 m). The route then descends on the other side of the peak with a pathed route to the halfway point before turning around and reversing the route. The return leg provides an even tougher challenge with the evil ascent back up the Fan known as Jacob’s Ladder.

Dark Trail is your opportunity to take on an arduous route march in the dark. This event will give you a whole new take on the Brecon Beacons and Pen y Fan. Test your limits and your senses when you scale some of the highest peaks in South Wales and proceed to undertake a tough physical challenge under the cover of darkness. This is not the Fan Dance route but a circular route devised by our DS. Further details will only be released to registrants and the full route will not be made available ahead of the event.

You will receive finishers’ medals for the Fan Dance on day one and Dark Trail along with certificates of completion and then on completion of your second day you will receive a custom Trinity medal and certificate. First place prizes are given for each category for both male and female participants and team entries.

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 18th Jan 2020 💢 MEET JOHN ‘LOFTY’ WISEMAN 💢


Saturday 27th June 2020


Compete In One Of The Below Categories


Clean Fatigue

  • 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.

Over 50’s

  • 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.

Mountain Page Break

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 registration point (Pont ar Daf car park) is 11 miles (18km), 18 mins, by road.

By car: From the M4, follow the A470 north towards Brecon. There are large car parks at both The Storey Arms and Pont ar Daf. 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”

Dave, England

“Brilliant! Great that all the guys with the heavy stuff were so cheerful and shouting good luck”

Sally, North Wales

“Amazing. Very well organised with DS who obviously are committed to giving the runners the best experience possible. Well done. See you next year.”

Lee, Scotland