Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Confirmed Results for XC Race 2 - Lliswerry 28/11/2021

 CONFIRMED results for XC Race 2 @ Lliswerry are now available by clicking on the website link below :


If you wish to access the interactive version of the category results then please click the below link:



Friday, 19 November 2021

Gwent Leisure Centre League – Cross Country - Race 2 - Sun 28th Nov 2021

 Gwent Leisure Centre League – Cross Country - Race 2 - Sun 28th Nov 2021

Hosts : Lliswerry Runners

Venue : Cefn Wood Rogerstone



 As the venue is located in a residential area and its continued use relies on the goodwill of the local community we request that all runners park considerately at all times, and avoid using residential roads where possible. 

There will be no parking at Rogerstone Primary School. 

Please use the car park at 14 Locks Canal Centre, or on-road parking at the Wern Industrial Estate (next to Tiny Rebel and toilets). There are parking restrictions in place at Wern Industrial Estate, please follow the parking marshals advice when parking. Both car parks are a 15 minute walk from the venue.

There are now additional parking restrictions at Wern Industrial Estate, so allow extra time in case you need to find alternative parking.

Many thanks to Sarah Lauder and all at Lliswerry for providing the following information :

Lliswerry Runners look forward to welcoming you all to Rogerstone Sunday 28th Nov. for the next fixture in the GLCL XC series. Please see attached for full details regarding the route, venue and parking.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Confirmed Results for XC Race 1 - Chepstow 31/10/2021

CONFIRMED results for XC Race 1 @ Chepstow are now available by clicking on the website link below :


If you wish to access the interactive version of the category results then please click the below link:


Sunday, 31 October 2021

Cross Country Results

Results for XC Race 1 - Chepstow 31/10/2021

Very provisional and incomplete results are on the website here:

Unfortunately due to human error the chip timing box wasn't turned on correctly and we missed the first 20 finishers. Luckily, with our backup scanner and the assistance of helpful runners around at the finish we think we've now added all those who were missing. Please email me on pfsdodd@gmail.com if you notice any errors in these top 20 - the times are pretty much irrelevant, it's the positions that matter.
Age categories are based on the information clubs gave me - if there are any errors let me know and I can change.
Please note that individual races have no prizes - only overall series prizes for categories are awarded.
The comment next to 1st place where it says prize - means you have won the respect and admiration of your fellow runners. This is the prize! 😀

Friday, 29 October 2021

XC Chip timing and Results


Chip Timing

This season we will be trialing a chip timing system. Runners need to wear a bib number on their chest (not shorts) with a chip attached to the back.

As you finish your chip is registered by the timing equipment and your finish time is automatically uploaded to the race software. No chip= no result. 

Please note that if you hold your hand or arm across your chest as you cross the line (in order to stop your garmin watch), the equipment might not be able to detect your chip. Why not cross the line in glory 😎 with your arms aloft and then stop your watch 2 seconds after you cross the line?

It is hoped that results will be available the same day showing each runner's time and category position. Category winners and team results will also be published. Series results will be available as usual a few days later.

All clubs have submitted details of members wishing to take part in the series and been given the number/chips. Each club decides how best to organise the distribution and safe keeping of these At Chepstow we aware some members need looking after 😁 so we'll be collecting the numbers in after the event and then re-distributing them at the next.

Unlike parkrun where there is a 'no barcode no result' policy, individuals can obtain an additional race number at each event (if their first one goes missing for example). It is worth pointing out that this will slow down the publishing of results and create additional work for the admin team producing results 😒 Please make sure you don't forget your number. Additional numbers given out will require you to fill out 'the form of doom' and cost your club £2.

Any new members who join clubs during the season can also be given a number/chip at each event -  a form needs to be filled out and the new member will need to know their URN number.

Results will appear here on the GLCL blog and the GLCL website.
The 'dummy' links below contain the results files links and will be updated when the results are available after the event:

Provisional Individual Results
Provisional Category Winners
Provisional Team Results

Monday, 25 October 2021

GLCL – XC - Chepstow Information


Gwent Leisure Centre League – Cross Country - Chepstow

Date:  Sunday October 31st – 11am    (Junior starts, from 10-15am)

Organiser:  Andy Creber, Chepstow Harriers

Venue:  Piercefield Park, Chepstow, (Signed from Leisure centre)

Parking: At the Chepstow LC, approx NP16 5LR Parking is limited. Use nearby estate roads, if full.

Toilets:  In LC, but you will be required to sign in, and wear a mask. Showers are available @ £2-45. We suggest you don’t wear a mask if using this facility.

Chip Timing:  We are trialling chip timing at the event, so please ensure you do not cover the number/chip when stopping your Garmin. Remember to keep them for future use ! You’ll need them again !

 When you finish, move away from the Finish to avoid multiple times being recorded. Move to the ‘Spectator Point’ to cheer on your mates. You will still be able to see them finish

The Start:  Signed from the entrance to the LC parking. Allow for a 15 minute walk from the LC. It is exposed to the elements. You are advised to dump your kit at the spectator Point, near the Finish, which can be found by following the course from the Start for 450m, where it will be seen on the left. Do not leave kit at the Start.

The Course:  It is 5 miles long, with about 35m of climb per lap. It is a fast, open course, on rough, sheep nibbled grassland, suitable for spikes. A week of wet weather may mean that spikes are not the most efficient footwear. There are two small puddles to negotiate.  The route follows the Red line from the Start (see map) for 450m, and then does three Blue laps, before joining a short Orange loop that goes to the Finish. Runners should familiarise themselves with the Blue loop, although the course will be well marked.

Spectator Point:  Very close to the Finish, at the start of the Orange loop, it is possible to watch, and cheer, your mates as they enter the final 250m, whilst then turning around to actually see them finish. Please move from the Finish to here, immediately after finishing, to avoid multiple recordings of your chip.

Club Captains:  Please ensure your team mates are briefed to bring pins for their race numbers. You must organise collection of Race numbers after the race, at the ‘Spectator Point’ for use again in the future, or make sure your members know to look after them and bring them to future races. (This is the best option !)

Junior races:  These are independent of the Senior race, but use part of the same course. There will be two races, the longest being approx 2.5K. First start is at 10-15am and both will use the same Start as the Senior event.

First Aid:  St. John Ambulance will be in Attendance.

Risk Assessment: An appropriate RA has been carried out. The course is likely to be muddy, slippery, wet and exposed to the elements. You are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions. There are highly likely to be sheep in the Park whilst the race is on. Don’t upset them, as they’ll remember you on the next lap.

WA Race Permit:  No.  EAST R.A.C CC-11  Race Referee:  Mike Heare (Thanks Mike)

We look forward to seeing all our LC league friends again.                                                                       

Please arrive in good time !


Andy Creber

Course Map




Wednesday, 22 September 2021


SUMMER 2021 VIRTUAL RACE SERIES result is now available by clicking on the link below :