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Races supported by LCRC

Below are some of the many races supported by members of Les Croupiers Running Club

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Cross Country - Gwent League & Welsh Cross Country Champs

Please complete the following form(s) to enter the Gwent League cross country events. Please note that this is an internal process to allow Claire Jacobs to gather names to be able to enter runners.

Gwent League signup

Welsh Cross Country Champs signup - 17th February 2024

New to the club?
Haven’t done cross country since year 10?
Mystified or intimidated?

This short guide should encourage you make Gwent League a central part of your running calendar.

Gwent League is a series of 5 events over the winter (rarely in Gwent for some reason) which incorporate men’s, women’s and junior races over 2-4 laps of a grass/mud/hill course.

The men’s races are around 10km and the women’s 6km.

Gwent League is a great social event and a chance for the men to cheer on the women, and vis versa, meet new friends huddling in the team tent, and try out some fine home baking after the run.

Racing the best club runners in the Cardiff and Bristol region is the perfect incentive to go all out.

Aim to beat that individual who always just gets in front of you, aim for the top half/third/tenth, or just aim to do all five events to earn the much admired ‘Gwent League Ever Present’ mug

Cross country is a team sport with the first five in any age category to score, but the key to winning is putting out a really big team.

Les Croupiers regularly field teams of over 70 runners showing that this really is at the heart of our running year.

We all act as inbuilt substitutes if one of the quicker runners has an off day, and we all depress the scores of weaker teams even if we aren’t in the top 5. Every runner counts.

This is also one of the cheapest forms of competition with entry free to Les Croupiers members, add in a car share and it’s a bargain day out.

Cross country is stripped back, glamour free running. Hard, dirty, cold and basic.

But if you want to do something tough for the team – sign up.

You will need a club vest (green and red), spikes or fell shoes (see forum for the debate), let your team captain know you are running (post on the forum) and be there one hour before the race starts (captains have to do the paperwork then run).

If you need some other reason for running – ask Jeff Aston (he’s done the last 140+)

More information can be found here.

Kymin Race

Many thanks to Rod & Angela Jones who have organised this race on behalf of Les Croupiers RC since 2006.

From 2019 this race was organised by the MonRoss Trail Blaisers.

The race is currently organised by Cherry Fowler and Paul Dodd.

The start of the Kymin winter race many years ago.

PHOTOS & VIDEO

Videos of the 2013 race care of Mike Bennett at Physical Limits can be seen here (shortly after the start) and here (the descent through the woods to the finish).

2015 Race Photos and Videos are here

Video of the 2017 race on YouTube 

Paul Stillman's photos of 2017 - album 1 and album 2 

Other Events

Some members of Les Croupiers Running Club enjoy these too:

Club Safety Guidelines

The following advice is intended to keep our runners SAFE at all times!
It is also essential that, whilst out running as a club, we are seen to be polite, responsible, set a good example & not put others at risk.
AT ALL TIMES BE SAFE BE SEEN! You can never be too visible! During the day, always wear bright or light-coloured clothing - fluorescent is good.
At night we would strongly recommend that people ALWAYS wear light-coloured clothing plus a REFLECTIVE (not just fluorescent) bib or sash.
Clip on flashers are a great way to be seen. NEVER ASSUME YOU'VE BEEN SEEN. Always be cautious with traffic.
We would like to remind people that they are responsible for their own safety and that they run at their own risk.