Races to Run


COVID has pretty much destroyed the plans for 2020.  However, to keep the structure of the page together (and also act as a reminder of our rich choice of local races), we’ve not deleted the following text… but remember, it is obselete!!

Fancy some competition  – or just a friendly run?  Throw on your club vest and represent the club in the GLCL or Gwent Leagues – both of which have some of the regions best runners up front (if you’re really up for a challenge) but equally have huge numbers of more ‘social’ runners back in the field. They really are great events.

Then, new for 2019, we have Spirits Parkrun – which you know can be competitive but you can walk it round just to earn some tea and cake if you like!  Join us once a month when we head off to a nominated park run somewhere – club vests optional.

And of course, there are many local races to choose from.  This page lists many of them for you – let us know if you think others should be added.  Happy Running.

  • GLCL road and cross County races – see here for more details
  • Gwent League Cross Country races – also on weekend winter mornings.
  • Spirits’ Parkrun – second Saturday of the month (unless otherwise stated.)


6th April 2019 – Sugar loaf Fell Race

7th April – Offa’s MT 10k

7th April – Magnificent Eastnor Castle

13th April  –  CLUB EVENT First ever Spirits’ Parkrun – outing to Pontypool parkrun

28th April – – Whitebrook Wind-Up 10k & Half Marathon


4th May –  Steam Bunny Stomp

5th May – Newport Marathon and 10K  –  Newport Marathon

5th May – Cardiff 5k Race For Victory – http://www.cardiff5k.com

7th May – GLCL – Parc Bryn Bach

7th May –  Club Championship – Forest Mile

11th May –  CLUB EVENT Spirits’ Parkrun – outing to Forest of Dean parkrun

12th May – Club Championship – Hereford Half

12th May – The Sirhowy Challenge

12th May – Tewkesbury Half Marathon

12th May – Race for wildlife 10K Undy

14th May – Club Championship – Rose Inn Race 1

17th May – Steve Jones 1 Mile Race Series

19th May – The Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10k – #2 East Wales Club Championship

19th May – Worcester Half & Full Marathon

21st May – GLCL – Islwyn Running Club (Penallta)

26th May – The Crocodile 8


2nd June – The Rack Raid (inter-club relay competition – contact club for more info)

4th June – GLCL – Pont-y-pwl & District Runners (Pontypool)

8th June CLUB EVENT Spirits’ Parkrun – outing to Severn Bridge parkrun

11th June – Club Championship – Rose Inn Race 2 – http://www.chepstowharriers.org.uk

12th June – Club ChampionshipMalvern 10k (enter via runbritain here)

15th June – Offa’s Dyke 15 (Hay-on-Wye)

21st June – #2 Steve Jones 1 Mile Race Series

23rd June – Swansea Half Marathon

Date TBC – #3 East Wales Club Championship


2nd July – GLCL – Lliswerry Runners (Machan)

4th July – Tintern Trot

9th July – Club ChampionshipRose Inn Race 3

13th July  – CLUB EVENT Spirits’ Parkrun – outing to Lydney parkrun

14th July – Mic Morris 10k

16th July – Blaisdon 10K

19th July – #3 Steve Jones 1 Mile Race Series

27th July – Club Championship – Magor Marsh 10k –


Club Championship – Park Run – see club-championship page.

6th August – GLCL – (Olive Tree, Cwmbran)

CLUB EVENT Spirits’ Parkrun – outing to Rogiet parkrun

13th August – Club ChampionshipRose Inn Race 4

25th August – Club Championship – Severn Bridge Half


1st September – Club Championship – Ross 10k, 5k Fun Run (and if being a club championship event was not enough, I now find that it’s organised by Cathy Fletcher’s other half and raises funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.)

8th September – Wentwood Trail 10k

14th September CLUB EVENT Spirits’ Parkrun – outing to Newport (Tredegar House) parkrun

15th September – Club ChampionshipUpton Bishop Big Dipper

TBC – Club ChampionshipForest Mile


TBC – Club Championship – 5k Time Trial

6th October – Cardiff Half Marathon

19th October – Spirit Park Run – Newent  (was originally planned for 12th)

27th October – Stroud Half


3rd November – CLUB EVENT  –  Trellech Beacon Dash 

9th November – Spirit Park Run – now PONTYPOOL (big one… graduation for C25K group)

16th November (TBC) – The Elan Valley 10 Mile Road Race – #4 East Wales Club Championship

24th November – Club ChampionshipHowling Bull

30th November – Club championship – SoM 5K Time Trial (details to follow)


14th December – Spirit Park Run – Newport Riverfront