Tuesday, 14 March 2017

XC Series 2016/17 Results

Thanks to Martyn Jenkins once again for getting the results up so quickly after the last XC race in the series. Series team winners were:
 Men = Pont-Y-Pwl
 Ladies = Chepstow.
 Martyn has also updated the 'combined' results for both individuals and teams.
 If you haven't seen the results they are here:

 XC Results 2016/17

 Next race in the competition is the first road event at:
  Parc Bryn Bach - 2nd May 7:30pm 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

GLCL XC SERIES 2016/17 Race 5; Chepstow, Sun. 12th March

Chepstow Harriers invites you all to the final XC race on the season, Sunday 12th March 11:00am. The race will once again be run though the beautiful surroundings of Piercefield Park. The course will be the same as last year with 3 x 1.5 mile Laps for the Ladies and over 70's and 4 laps for the men.
Parking will be at Chepstow School, Welsh St, Chepstow, NP16 5LR. Toilet and Changing facilities are available in the leisure centre. Piercefield Park is a 15 min walk from the school, make your way back on to Welsh St, turn right and head for the race course. Approx 50m on the right you will see an arch through a stone wall, Piercefield Park is at the end of the track approx 400m.
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Saturday, 4 February 2017

LCL XC - Usk - Latest News

Latest information from Usk Runners ahead of Sunday 5th Feb.'s GLCL XC Race :
USK RUNNERS WELCOMES GLCL to XC RACE 4 at USK COLLEGE/FARM
Race Start 11am Sunday 5th February
CAR PARKING AND FACILITIES
A marshall will direct you off the A472 to Car Parking at Monmouthshire County Hall, Usk NP15 1GA… toilets and showers are located at the college … please use amenities here before crossing road at the pelican crossing to the farm.
Please proceed as directed to the race start behind the courtyard and farm offices without visiting other areas of the farm.
Please respect the farm regulation about no eating or drinking outside … please leave food and drink on the County Hall/ College side of the road which is only 2 minutes from the start.
Unfortunately we cannot provide hot drinks on the County Hall/ College side of the road so please come prepared. After the run Trish will be running an excellent cake and squash stall outside the college facilities by the car park to raise money for our chosen charity the MARFAN’S TRUST… please buy a cake and/or squash before you leave.
THE COURSE
The recent wet weather means that the wooden bridge back over the stream after passing the pond in the first field and the descent through the final field should be noted as slip hazards.
 There will also be barbed wire on some fences.
The ground surface is open pastureland with molehills, tussocks and exposed stones; there are tree roots underfoot on the climb through the woodland.
After the race please use the 10 station bootwash facility at the back of the farm offices to wash off shoes before crossing back over the farm courtyard and road to the college facilities.
Graham, our club chairman , will give a more detailed race briefing before the start.
Enjoy your run in Usk … if the weather is clear you will be rewarded with a superb panorama from the ridge…
Jon Hancock Usk Runners

Monday, 16 January 2017

XC Race 4 - Usk

 GLCL X/C 2016/17. Usk.  Sun 5th Feb.

 Race HQ and car parking etc. are the same as the previous event at Usk Campus, but the course is new this year and will be on the opposite side of the road.
  Please everyone observe the following :
  No eating/drinking is permitted on the farm itself. Food & fluid should be consumed over the road at the college.
  On race day toilet and shower facilities will also be available at the college.
  No dogs are allowed on the farm.


 The course - suitable for spikes
  1.9 miles per lap
  3 x laps for men
  2 x laps for women


 Map of course:



Thursday, 29 December 2016

GLCL XC - Race 3 - Sunday 8th Jan

GLCL XC - Race 3 - Sunday 8th Jan - 11:00am
Race Venue is: 
Humble by Nature
Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, NP25 4RP Monmouth

The course - 1 lap = 1.42m
(3 laps ladies, 4 for the men).

Thursday, 10 November 2016

GLCL XC - Race 2 - Pontypool


Sunday, November 20th. 11:00 am

 Pontnewynydd Cricket Club, Pontypool, NP4 6TJ

 Hosted by Griffithstown Harriers
  The course is on a mixture of farm fields and mountain track.
  It is an ‘out and back ‘ course with ladies turning and running back at the two mile point and men at  another half mile.
  There is a circuit on flat fields to start and finish the course.
  The attached map is an indication of the course, to provide a guide- but not an exact representation.
  This is a tough technical course , containing a climb of several hundred feet and a similar tricky descent.
  Car Parking – There is none !
  So sharing / mini-bus travel by those coming furthest would be wise.
  The cricket club may allow thirty cars on their field if conditions are dry,
otherwise cars will have to be parked on the road leading from the cricket ground to Pen-twyn village.


 Click here for a Map to get to Race Venue:
Google Map