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||Welcome to the Gwent Leisure Centre League website.
We are a group of 10 running clubs in the old county of Gwent that take it in
turns to put on five closed road races of about 10k on Tuesday evenings in
the Summer months, and five weekend cross-country races in Autumn and Winter.
|| Points are awarded to every runner according to their finishing order
(men and women separately), and league tables are published showing the
positions of clubs and of individuals in 5 year age categories over each season. The Cross Country and Road series are competitions in their own right but there is also a 'combined' competition with all 10 races included.
the end of each season trophies are awarUpwards of 400 runners contest the summer races, and up to 200 the winter
cross-countries. The Summer 'road' races take place on what we consider to
be the safest courses.
ded to the leading clubs and
A brief history
The Gwent Leisure
Centre League was founded in 1986 when Fairwater Road Runners, Griffithstown
Harriers, Lliswerry Runners and Risca Road Runners got together and set up a
series of road races.
The league took
its name from the fact that the four founding clubs all used local leisure
centres as their base.
The first event
was a road race held on Saturday 19th July at Lliswerry Leisure Centre.
After a couple of
years cross country races were added in the winter months.
The ethos of the
league has always been to provide all its members, irrespective of ability,
with free races they could take part in, within a competitive but friendly
Over time the
number of clubs competing in the league has steadily increased with, Blaenafon
Joggers, Abertillery A.C., Chepstow Harriers, Club 69, Islwyn R.C., becoming
members in the early years and Caerleon R.C., Pont-y-pwl & District
Runners, Spirit of Monmouth R.C. and Usk Runners joining in more recent years.
A few of these
clubs have disbanded, merged or changed name over the years.
The ever growing
and thriving Gwent Leisure Centre League has run continuousl