Stonecroft Lodge

Holiday Cottage & Independent Hostel, book per person per night or whole house exclusive use for large groups

Chain Reaction Cycles

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Heart of Wales Brewery

Award winning hand crafted ales from Llanwrtyd Wells. Available in cask or bottle. Brewery tours available

The Cammarch

Delightful guest accommodation, 9 double/twin rooms & 2 self catering apartments, all en-suite and tastefully furnished

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

3 Miles from Llanwrtyd Wells, Peaceful; Beautifully equipped; Ideal for individuals families & groups; Sauna; Spectacular views

Man v Horse

Event Date: 9th of June

  • Man Vs Horse Marathon
  • Man Vs Horse Marathon

“Are You Serious???”

The Man v Horse Marathon has been an annual event since 1980, when Gordon Green, then the owner of the Neuadd Arms Hotel, overheard a discussion between two men in the bar as to whether over a significant distance a man was equal to a horse.  It wasn’t until the twenty fifth anniversary of the first contest that the premise was proven, when Huw Lobb beat the first horse home in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 19 seconds.  The feat has since been repeated in 2007, when 2 human competitors outpaced the first equine competitor by a full 11 minutes.

At 22 miles the course is slightly shorter than a traditional marathon, but covers much rougher terrain

You do not have to run all 22 miles to have a taste of the event. Relay teams of 3 people are able to enter, running around 7 miles each. The first leg takes in the start, 2 hard hills, forestry roads and grassy down hills.  Leg two, the easiest, has a tough up hill start, then moor land hill top. Leg three is the hardest, half road, half farm track, with lots of up hill and some down hill, but the eventual pleasure of finishing at Victoria Wells.

Included in your entrance fee is a ticket to a pasta party held at the Neuadd Arms in the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells on the night before the race.  The party starts at 6 pm and finishes at 9pm – make sure you have your pasta ticket with you.  All competitors receive their past party ticket as confirmation of their place in the race.

Further information and enquiries:


Tony Egan


Pat Lambkin


Vantage Point details for spectators will be available on the day.  The organisers would be most grateful if spectators would respect the generosity of landowners by keeping all cars on the road.

Green Events would like to thank all the local Landowners for their generous support in allowing this event to take place on their land.

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