New torch lit race for Newborough Forest

Always Aim High are set to bring a brand new running event to Newborough Forest in 2019, but you are going to need a torch.

The Black Diamond Sandman Torch Light Trail 5km and 10km event is set to be held in the Newborough Forest for the first time ever on September 14, 2019. The event will be an addition to the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon weekend.

Set on the woodland trails of Newborough Forest, the race will pit runners against the fading light as well as the clock.

Partnering with Black Diamond - which is known for its head torch, climbing, and skiing equipment manufacturers - this event will be by head torch lit adding another element to the challenge.

With the of night trail running trend continuing to grow, more than 200 runners are expected to take part in this brand new event.

Tim Lloyd, Always Aim High events director, said: "This race is a great addition to the Superfeet Sandman event weekend and will set a brand new challenge to runners, never offered by Always Aim High Events before.

"We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Black Diamond for this event and we hope it is the beginning of a great relationship.

“The event, supported by Natural Resource Wales and Anglesey Council, will be a great way to highlight the amazing surroundings we have.

"We’ve got some other things up our sleeves for the event so there are plenty more things to come.

“The race will hope to attract visitors to this beautiful part of Wales from afar, this is crucial in our continued drive in supporting the local economy and local communities.”

For more information on the race, course or to enter the 2019 Black Diamond Sandman Torch Light Trail visit