Races supported by LCRC
Below are some of the many races supported by members of Les Croupiers Running Club
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.
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.
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.
- Saturday 6 January 2018 results can be download here
- Saturday 7 January 2017 results are can be download here
- Saturday 2 January 2016 Results are can be download here
- Saturday 3 January 2015 Results are can be download here
- Saturday 4 January 2014 at 2pm - Results are can be download here
- Previous record race times (2006-2014) are can be download here
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