Races to Run

Forest of Dean Half Marathon is on the horizon – 26th September… so get it in your diary… get entering and get training!   Details here



COVID has pretty much destroyed the plans for 2020 and 2021.  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