The Blorenge

AS. 5.7kms/485m LK/NS

Date: Sat. 26th Nov. 2022. 2pm.
Entry Fee: £5 on-line entry only.Entries Closed. No entries on the day.

Venue: Llanfoist Village Hall. SO 286133Min. Age: 16

Teams - 3 to count.

HQ: Llanfoist Village Hall, Abergavenny. Grid Ref: SO 286133 Registration closes at 1:45pm.

Records Old route):

Mark Palmer 24:00 1997

Helen Brown: 29:46 2006

Organiser: Paul Dodd 01594562275

pfsdodd:@gmail.com

Results:

2021 Individual Results2021 Category Winners2021 Team ResultsReport

2020 Results Wave 1

2020 Results Wave 2

2020 Combined Results

2020 Combined Results with Ascent/Descent times

2020 Report

2019 Results (.pdf)

2019 Prize Winners (.pdf)

2019 Team Results (.pdf)

2019 Results ordered by ascent time

2019 Results ordered by descent time

Report

Photos (Tosh)

2018 Full Results (.pdf)

Prize Winners (.pdf)

Team Results (.pdf)

Report

2018 Photos (Paul Grainger Jones)

2018 Photos (Tosh)

Results for all years (.xls)

2017 Photos (Jane Aggleton)

2017 Photos (Gill Stott)

2015 Video

Route change for 2021.

Race brief as emailed to all entrants in 2021

On the last 2 occasions the event was held, there were real problems with the old route - due mainly to a new mountain bike path that zig zags across the old descent. Confusion reigned. This year the bracken has invaded further too and the old sheep-trod has all but disappeared.
I'm therefore changing the route to follow a better descent path - that will hopefully stay stable in future years. The new route also goes to the top. This year, they have improved the route from the 'blockhouse' to the trig point. No bog and stones anymore - it's a sanitised gravel path.
There will be 2 compulsory checkpoints manned by marshals - see map.
We will use chip timing to make it easier for the finish team. At the finish I will scan your chip with a hand held scanning device. You will need to slow almost to a stop for me to do this.
There will be a hot drinks and a bite to eat back at the village hall as usual.
The route will be partially marked with yellow flags and white/red hazard tape. Black and white map supplied. It is essential that you visit each checkpoint and keep to the footpath and over the stiles below the open fell.

Route description:
From start head up the road, bear right onto track and through tunnel under canal. Keep straight on up the old cart track then eventually to fields (going over 2 stiles). Follow the marked path straight up through fields. When on the open fell above the intake wall, bear right and then follow the path directly up the north face. Once at the blockhouse, after the steep section, continue straight on up to the trig point (checkpoint and marshal 1).
Now run back the way you have come almost to the blockhouse but bear right down the track the follows the rim of the steep north face. Turn left at the marker and descend steeply straight down the hill on a mixture of shep-trods and mtb paths till you reach the intake wall (checkpoint and marshal 2). Turn left and run back to the stile you were at before into the fields. Descend directly the same way you came up to this point.