Is This Britain’s Toughest January Challenge…?

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be in the SAS? Have you ever had the thought that completing a marathon or a 10 km jog felt more like a walk in the park?  Well here’s something that you might just like and turn into a lifelong memory of one of your great achievements…

The challenging peak...

The challenging peak…

The descent route from Corn DuAvalanche Endurance Events are organising a large scale military fitness spectacular in the Brecon Beacons, called the Fan Dance on 19th January 2013.

Avalanche is run by an ex-Parachute Regiment and SAS soldier called Ken Jones, and this event will be a timed 24 km race along the genuine ‘Fan Dance’ route as used on SAS Selection. As you can imagine there will not only be the challenge of the distance involved but

The race starts at Story Arms...

The race starts at Story Arms…

also the elements, so this will be a truly unique and memorable event in so many ways.

The takes place and finishes near the Storey Arms Centre. The Storey Arms can be found on the A470 running through the Brecon Beacons. Free car parking is on the opposite side of the road.

So Why’s It Such a Challenge?

There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going. Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge, and all know its capacity to hurt. Aside from the race aspect of this event, just getting to the end is an accomplishment and something to be proud of. The Fan Dance is open to anyone looking for a unique challenge: be it personal, competitive, as a sponsored participant in aid of your favourite charity or as part of a team building exercise. As per real Special Forces Selection, the event will be staged in both summer and winter (both load-bearing and clean fatigue).

All of the information about registration, safety and prizes can be found on the website.  For accommodation near by there are plenty of self catering cottages as well as Nant Ddu Lodge.


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