FKT: Elizabeth Gatherer, Brett Mahoney - Black Mountains Circular (United Kingdom) - 2021-10-12

Route variation
Standard loop
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Start date
Finish date
Total time
8h 27m 43s

Absolutely perfect weather conditions, we were so lucky with the views! Straight into a climb up to Table Mountain and then we kept ticking off the summits which was really satisfying! I love how the route's elevation is all grouped together so once you are at the top you feel like your on relatively easy running sections which means you can really get some speed up on these bits! I ran with Brett who taught me how to map read and use a compass as we went, I felt like this was a great route for that! We saw loads of stunning Welsh ponies and there were obvious paths to take most of the way. We took plenty of water with us (I had 3 litres) and this for me was the perfect amount, there really is no where to pick up water or food so make sure you have enough! There were exposed areas where I was grateful for my extra layer of jacket.