AS 6 Apr 2024

Sugar Loaf Juniors

Sat, 6 Apr 2024
11.00 AM
Safety information
All ages u7s-u19s. u6 on the day must run with an adult
South Wales Junior Champs #1
Extra details
On the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain that provides the dramatic backdrop to Abergavenny. This is a new race on lovely trails that go through ancient woodland, up and down dramatic slopes and ends with a dash along the shoulder back to where it all began! There are fantastic routes for all age groups, organised by the Mynydd Du Mini Dragons team. Parking: at the Llanwenarth car park or the one just below. The road up to the car parks are suitable for cars and, at a push, a small camper van. Please arrive early to avoid a long walk to the start.


Start 11am. 
Registration opens at 9:40 and closes at 10.40
Please plan on arriving well before registration closes

Kit requirements
All runners: suitable footwear (i.e. with excellent grip).
u15/17/19: must bring and carry full kit to all races (waterproof top and trousers, hat/buff, gloves, whistle, compass, map[copies may be provided, bring a resealable clear sandwich bag to put them in], rucksack/bumbag to carry it in)
u13s and below: should bring, and carry if conditions require, a light coat.
It is the responsibility of all runners/parents, regardless of age category, to ensure they are adequately dressed & equipped for the conditions.

Route descriptions - see map below


All begin with a short flat start before heading DOWN (unusual!) into the beautiful valley.  
The U7s will complete a simple loop back to the start/finish.  The remaining runners with carry on their descent into charming and ancient woodland on established and undulating paths before the U9s and U11s begin their ascent by turning left, again completing a loop back to the start/finish.  The older runners turn right after the woodland to cross a very small stream (a leap is all that is required) and a steepish ascent.  
After a “sportif" climb, the course splits into 3: 
1) the U13s turn left to traverse the side of the hill and join the shoulder back to the start / finish. 2) The U15s continue their ascent before descending on a broad path down to the shoulder and back to the start/finish.  
3) The U17s and U19s turn right on an undulating track before a sharp left turn that gradually climbs to the summit in a corkscrew, before descending to the shoulder and a dash to the start/finish.

There will be marshals at key points, arrows at all key turning points and flag markers along the route.  However, all runners and parents should familiarise themselves with their route.  Marshals are there primarily for safety and fair competition, not to show you the way.



Parking: at the Llanwenarth car park or the one just below (see map...51.844341, -3.063102 or 51.841889, -3.059583…. W3W: canines.spillage.thinker or perch.merely.needed).