The Races

Click on the underlined links below to see full details of all the different races in the Preseli Beast, Beast Bach, UltrabeasT, Carn Ingli Killer, Ras Y Cerrig Glas(race of the Bluestones), and the Preseli Dibdab (orienteering type event).

The Preseli Beast events – Sunday 7th May 2023.


Beast Bach – Small but perfectly formed – 11 miles. 12.30pm.

Preseli Beast – The original Beast – 24 miles. 10am.

UltrabeasT – The Ultimate Beast – 32 miles. 10am.

Online entry only, circular routes, category prizes, great village atmosphere, amazing marshals, a bespoke slate coaster, free cawl, tea………. and cake to all finishers.  Many of the army of volunteers dress up in fancy dress!!! And the finish is next to the Globe Inn!

Please note, please bring your own bowl, spoon, and mug to the event!!! We are being environmentally friendly, and reducing waste!

For those thinking of coming via train to try and reduce their carbon footprint, then the railway station at Clunderwen is only some 6miles away. I would try and arrange to pick you up if you’re coming down this way.  There has always been free camping the night before and on the night in the vilage hall car park field. Toilets only in the hall. 😉 Pub not far either!!!

Other Beastly Races:

The Brussel Buster! What better way to shake off those extra green balls of power from your Christmas excessiveness than running around, with a map, in the dark, for 2hrs! Well, here’s your chance. Date is going to be Friday 30th December, with the first runner off at 5pm. Start and finish will be from the main door of Tafarn sinc,Rosebush. You’ll be given a pre-marked map just before you start. Find as many checkpoints/books within 2hrs. However, you’ll be penalised for every 5minutes your over! Last year some runner lost 14 points for being over an hour late!!!

Preseli Dibdab mountain trial. Sun 25th JUNE 2023. Navigational event, £10 online entry only.  Staggered starts, with first runner off at 10.00hrs.

The DipDab is now going to be a four hour score event, very much like the Brussel Buster. You will be given a pre-marked waterproof map given on start line. You then have to work out a route to get you to as many checkpoints as possible in four hours. Various points(also marked on the map) will be given depending on location of checkpoint. ie-The harder to get to checkpoints will be worth more points. 😉 Refreshments afterwards. Race start will be announced a week or two before the day, but it’ll be somewhere on the Preselis…..obviously! 😉 You’ll be deducted 10points for every 5 mins you’re over the foiur hours. Howewver, you can come back in an hour if you so wished. 😉

Carn Ingli Killer Tues 18th JULY. 7 PM. 3.5mile with 1,000ft of ascent.  £3 entry on the day, with registration from 6pm. Free tea and cake for all finishers. Prizes for category winners. Marked circular course.

Ras Y Cerrig Glas race  Sun 6th AUG.  12.00hrs. 7mile with 1,150ft of ascent. £5 entry on the day, registration from 11am. Free tea and cake for all finishers. Prizes for category winners. Marked circular route. KIds races too from 11am, with registration for kids from 10.30am.

Ras Beca Sat 19th AUG. 5miler with 930ft of ascent  ONLINE ENTRIES NOW CLOSED! You can still enter on the day. The previous organisers are sadly hanging up their boots(after doing a sterling job I must say 😉 ), and it would be a real shame not to see this race carry on. So, I’ve taken it on. However, the 44th edition of this iconic race will not be on the usual Bank Holiday weekend!!! 5 miles of rough and tough hilly boggy lovliness!!! Oh, and more tea and cake! What’s more to like? Also junior races as in previous years- Under 8s and 11s – a 0.5mile marked route. And for the under 14s, and 16s – a 1mile marked route. Childrens races from 1.30pm, adults from approx 2pm. Event HQ is near Crosswell, North Pembs.GR121352; W3W- ///troll.hilltop.sake ; Nearest postcode- SA41 3TG. There are some sings in place already. 😉 

Adults can enter online until Late Thursday night for £5, or £6 on the day. Juniors enter on the day for a whole £1. Category prizes- Beer for adults, sweets for the kids.