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THE FAN DANCE

Take on the legendary Special Forces selection test in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons

The infamous Fan Dance is a test march carried out during both Special Forces (SAS/SBS) Selection and Pathfinder Selection. It takes place over the highest point in the Brecon Beacons, Pen Y Fan, hence the name.

This fully marshalled 24 km route includes climbing the highest point in the Brecon Beacons, Pen Y Fan, then descending to a turn around point. Then it's back over the ground you have already covered, back to the start point, 24km in all.

This is an incredibly tough challenge that has stood the test of time, and is very popular with those who wish to push themselves to their limits.

Candidates have the choice of 'tabbing' over the route with a 35lb bergen or running the course carrying just the bare essentials.

Once you have completed the challenge you will receive a custom First In medal

Setting off on The Fan Dance with First In Events
Working hard on the Fan Dance with First In Events
Fan Dance with First In Events
Fan Dance with First In Events
Fan Dance winner with First In Events
First In Events Fan Dance medal

Sun 28th Jan 2024

Sat 3rd Aug 2024

2nd Fan Dance done with First In Events..absolutely superb!! Amazing group of people fantastically run.. so much encouragement and support very professional..would recommend 100% will be back again..   

Katherine Woods

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