The Gilwern Grunt

Date: Easter Monday. Now unlikely for 2024 due to parking issues and permissions.

Venue: The Whistle Inn, Garn-yr-erw, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9SJ

Distance: 5-6 miles (approx) 

Entry: £14 affiliated / £14 unaffiliated 

The route will change slightly - but it remains a spectacular run - around and down from Gilwern Hill, a traverse of “The Tumble” and an excursion through the lava-like landscape of the canyons of Pwll Du... and who could forget the finish up and down the infamous volcano?

This gives an approximate distance of 5 / 6 miles.

It really is the most interesting off-road race, with some spectacular scenery set amongst a backdrop of remote moorland-like areas and old quarry workings. A route for connoisseurs! A route for those who like a challenge! 

2018 Photos by Tosh

2017 Photos by Tosh

Photos 2017 (Gerry Ashton) here

Photos 2017 (Pont-y-Pwl) here

PHOTOS 2016 HERE (Karen)

PHOTOS 1 HERE (Gareth)