Visit the new GLCL website for up to date and information and results - GLCL Website
We compete against other local running clubs in this
series of XC races over the winter, the league/series features the same
Monmouthshire clubs that contest the LCL Road competition. The races usually
start at 11.00am and all members are welcome to run. It has been known for us to get 50 or more members at these events.
Men and women start together but for some historic
reason the men run more laps 5/6 miles compared with about 4 miles for the
ladies. Just turn up in your Club vest (we no longer need to wear a leisure
centre league number but if it’s your first LCL race ever you need to give your
Date of Birth when you hand in your finish position tag). We usually meet at
Chepstow Leisure Centre steps at around 9.45 to travel together.
This competition follows on and links to the road
race series held over the summer. If you've taken part before, you know what
it's all about - if not, then come along and give it a try. There's a good team
spirit, entry is free to members.
As well as the team element to these races there is good competition to be had as an individual in your age category, which are in 5 year age groups
There is a dedicated LCL website - GLCL website
For all results and dates of fixtures go to the new GLCL website - GLCL website
The Gwent League (which is
rarely in Gwent!) is a larger-scaled competition with clubs/ teams from
across South Wales and the West. The quality at the front of the senior
men's and women's races is of a very high standard. Don't let this put
you off though, as the range of abilities is complete - with hundreds in
each race you're very unlikely to finish last. The men generally have
approximately 10km to cover, with the ladies normally about a 6km+
Each event consists of a
number of races for different age groups - we take part in the Men's and
Ladies' senior races, which usually appear at the end of the programme,
and with the Junior section we will have runners in the earlier junior
We generally meet at the
Leisure Centre to share cars, as the events are held over a wide range
of locations - and it's always nice to try to engender team spirit. With
the men and women running in separate races, there's good opportunity
to cheer on your team mates from the sidelines! We take the club tent
with us, to act as shelter and to provide changing.
Just like the LCL XC, the Gwent League XC is free to club members
Check out the official Gwent XC League website for details of results, locations, routes and times.