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Race report: Uni-Lite Night Trail 10k

Race: Uni-Lite Night Trail 10k.
Location: Afan Forest, start/finish at Bryn Bettws Lodge (follow the signs to the main entrance, not your satnav).
When: 6 May 2017, 7.30pm.
Organiser: Challenge Wales Events.
Course: Hard trails with long sections of up- and downhill and loose rock.
Kit: Head torch and trail shoes.

Way back in January, I volunteered at a trail 10k in the Afan forest, north of Port Talbot. It was a great event, with stunning scenery and monster hills. It also felt great to be back in this neck of the woods, having lived in Neath Port Talbot for a number of years.

So when organisers Challenge Wales Events offered all volunteer marshals free entry to do the same course in May, I leapt at the chance.

Aside from the season, the only real difference at this event would be that it's held at night, and had a different sponsor, Uni-Lite. I hadn't heard of a night race in May before, and wondered if we'd actually be using our head-torches, which were listed as a requir…

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