Walkers from all over the UK have descended on the south Wales valleys for a 100-mile walk. Poor weather hasn't hampered spirits as competitors set off from West Mon Comprehensive School this morning.
Roderick Hollands is hoping to complete two back-to-back 100-mile walks around the south Wales valleys. They were chosen as the location to host the walk over more well-known walking spots such as the Brecon Beacons.
Hundreds of people have set off from Pontypool for a 100 mile walk.
The event is held every year in a different part of the country by the Long Distance Walkers Association - and this year it's in the South Wales valleys.
The first 100 mile event was held in 1973 and has been going ever since bar 2001, when the foot and mouth outbreak closed the countryside.
Organisers say it will take walkers between 26 and 48 hours to complete the course, with 16 checkpoints en route.