Night Sugar
(Sugar Loaf at Night)

BS. (5.5miles/1150ft)  8.8km/350m. PM

Thursday Nov 12th 2020. 7:30pm. £5.00
EVENT FULL - no entries on the night) 
Venue: Llanwenarth (National Trust)
Car Park:  SO268167.
Headtorch essential.
Age Limit: Over 18
Organiser: Paul Dodd 07977 912558

2019 Full Results (.pdf)
2019 Results (.xls)
2019 Prize Winners
2019 Team Results
2019 Photos by Tosh
2019 Report

2018 Full Results

2018 Winners

2018 Team Results

2017 Full Results **
2017 Team Results **
2017 Age Cat Winners **

2017 Photos by Tosh

2017 Report

  2020: EVENT FULL - no entries on the night
Start list here
The event will be run on a time trial basis. Starts will be at one minute intervals from 7:15 - 7:44pm. 30 entrants max. Absolutely no entries on the night. Chip timing with full results and the possibility of ascent/descent times if weather is fine enough for marshal at top. No prize giving. All profits go to Tenovus cancer care.

Just like the Blorenge Night Roundabout this is a 'night fell race'. The terrain underfoot is mostly close cropped grass so it'll be fast.
The route does not actually go to the summit trig point and so avoids any rocky sections. You will need a very good torch (preferably headtorch) to both see the markers and the ground beneath your feet.

The way will be marked with reflective arrows and ground markers. These do not give out their own light but do reflect back the light from your torch. You will not need to use a map if you stay on the marked route. There will be around 200 reflective markers placed. No navigation is required - just so long as you follow the markers. Warning - do not follow runners in front -they are most likely going the wrong way!

If the weather is clear you'll have fine views of the lights in Abergavenny below.

The route is very nearly a reversal of the Mynydd Pen Y Fal route (Ed Dickson). It starts from the car park and soon starts to ascend the Mynydd Llanwenarth ridge. We turn right (east) under the loaf and contour to the start of the Rholben Ridge. A sharp turn left (north) and now starts the main ascent, all run-able by most. We eventually pass the summit to the north and join the Mynyydd Pen Y Fal ridge. Then follows a fast grassy descent down the ridge. When we hit the track a sharp turn left leads to the small stream crossing of Cwm Gwenffrwd. Up the bank opposite along the tree line and then back to the car park. 

We will use chip timing again this year as it makes it so much easier to identify runners finishing in the dark. Results can be processed very quickly too. Please make sure your chip and number is not hidden under any clothes at the finish. Clothing inhibits the RFID signal transmission from mat to chip.
This will be a 'gun to chip' race - meaning that the time will start ticking from the shout 'GO', not when you cross the mat.

In 2020 we will again mitigate for any 'grumpy old hillgoers' who may sabotage the route by having a lead runner to check the course 15 mins before hand (as well as marshals at key points on the hill).

Night Sugar Car Park