Club Championship Races 

Main Races for 2019 


2019 Club Championships Table (including Off Road Champs) click here


Lliswerry 8 mile road race – Sold Out

Date: 27th January 2019 (Sunday), 11:30am

Distance & Location: 8 miles, Lliswerry

Entry Fee: Sold Out (but keep an eye out for transfer possibilities)


Description: The flattest race on the planet! A fast race along the country lanes of Lliswerry in Newport. The route is one miles out, a six mile loop, and one mile back. There are only four junctions and the whole course is manned by marshals.

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Ponty Reverse 10 – Sold Out

Date: **NEW DATE due to postponement** 7th April 2019 (Sunday), 10am

Distance & Location: 10 miles, start/finish Caerphilly

Entry Fee: Sold out first time, but keep an eye out for transfers possibilities


Description: A rather challenging 10 mile race that covers both tarmac and trail paths. The race, named the ‘Reverse’ as the mile markers count down backwards, is undulating with a fairly tough hill at around five miles.

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Cardiff Trail Half Marathon 

Date: 24th March 2019 (Sunday), 8.45am

Distance & Location: 13.1 miles, Taff Trail out and back from Cardiff City centre

Entry Fee: Affiliated £10, Unaffiliated £12


Description: This was a pilot event in 2018 and goes ‘live’ in 2019. The course will use Pontcanna Fields and Bute Park before heading north along the Taff Trail to Tongwynlais, where you will turn and head for home. The course will run on tarmac paths except for one short stretch of compacted path.

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Cardiff Bay 10k road race

Date: 31st March 2019 (Sunday), time tbc

Distance & Location: 10 km, Cardiff Bay

Entry Fee: Affiliated £23, Unaffiliated £25 (early bird and multi entry discounts available)


Description: Set in the heart of Cardiff’s historic Bay, the Cardiff Bay Run is a flat, fast and friendly event for all ages and abilities. The popular spring-time race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, boasts a stunning 10km course around Cardiff Bay. In 2019, the race will incorporate the Welsh 10 Kilometre Championships. The route takes in all of Cardiff Bay’s most iconic landmarks, starting and finishing in Roald Dahl Plass and passing the Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, the Pierhead Building, Senedd, Porth Teigr and the Cardiff Bay Barrage.

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Whitchurch 5k road race – 95% full at 13th April!

Date: 5th May 2019 (Sunday), 7pm

Distance & Location: 5 km, Whitchurch, Cardiff

Entry Fee: Affiliated £15, Unaffiliated £17 (early bird discounts available)


Description: This is the 4th annual running of the Cardiff 5K in Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff, on the evening of Sunday 5th May 2019. The 2019 race will incorporate the Welsh 5km Road Running Championships, which will be timed and official results will be posted.



Date: 22nd May 2019 (Wednesday), 7.30pm (tbc)

Distance & Location: 5 km, Bute Park, Cardiff

Entry Fee: on the night (tbc)


Description: Fast, flat race series in Bute Park, with drinks in the Blackweir Tavern after!

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Rose Inn 4 mile road race

Date: 11th June 2019 (Tuesday), 7.30pm

Distance & Location: 4 miles, Rose Inn, Redwick

Entry Fee: Affiliated £6, unaffiliated £8


Description: Based at the Redwick Village Hall, near the Rose Inn pub, Redwick, this is a fast, flat 4 mile road race series, which takes place on Tuesday summer evenings (May, June, July and August).

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Swansea Half Marathon

Date: 23rd June 2019 (Sunday), 9am

Distance & Location: 13.1 miles, Swansea

Entry Fee: Affiliated £38, Unaffiliated £40 (ouch!)


Description: The JCP Swansea Half Marathon offers runners the chance for a perfect PB on the flat, fast, scenic 13.1 route. Starting outside the iconic Brangwyn Hall before hitting the beautiful vista of Swansea Bay and enjoying some of the most breathtaking views of any half marathon.


Porthcawl 10k road race

Date: 7th July 2019 (Sunday), 10am

Distance & Location: 10 km, Porthcawl

Entry Fee: Affiliated £20, Unaffiliated £22


Description: The Porthcawl 10K is an exciting addition to the town known for its surf, sports and coastal walks. A summertime hotspot for both locals and visitors – Porthcawl is renowned for shining under the sun. The all-new race will take place on closed-roads, taking in a number of landmarks and stunning seaside spots including Rest Bay, Trecco Bay, Coney Bay, the picturesque town centre, historic Grand Pavillion and the iconic Porthcawl Lighthouse.


SSAFA 5k (incorporating Regional Champs)

Date: 24th July 2019 (Wednesday), 7:30pm

Distance & Location: 5 km, race HQ is the Blackweir Tavern, Cardiff

Entry Fee: £6, £8 unaffiliated


Description: Final race in the SSAFA series…super fast, flat course, nice social venue for afterwards!

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Barry Island 10k road race

Date: 4th August 2019 (Sunday), start time tbc

Distance & Location: 10 km, Barry Island

Entry Fee: Affiliated £23, Unaffiliated £25


Description: Sun, sea, and sand provide the backdrop to the Barry Island 10K – which brings a summertime festival of running to the popular seaside resort with a 10K race and family fun run. A firm favourite with runners – renowned for it’s varied and scenic route, unbeatable crowd support and feel-good atmosphere. The 10K race takes place on fully closed roads with a challenging yet rewarding route showcasing all of the town’s most scenic seaside spots and recognisable landmarks – including Whitmore Bay, the Knap, Romilly Park and Watch House Bay.

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 Bute Town Mile

Date: 25th August 2019 (Sunday), time 10am

Distance & Location: 1 mile in a straight line along Bute Street, Cardiff

Entry Fee: TBC

Website: Facebook page


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Cardiff 10k road race

Date: 1st September 2019 (Sunday), 10am

Distance & Location: 10 km, Cardiff City centre

Entry Fee: Affiliated £24.50, Unaffiliated £26.50


Description: City centre race, fairly flat course!

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Cardiff Half Marathon

Date: 6th October 2019 (Sunday), 10am

Distance & Location: 13.1 miles, Cardiff Bay loop

Entry Fee: TBC


Description: Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said: “The 2018 Cardiff Half Marathon sold out by April, but next year’s event is already ahead of the curve. We’re delighted to have already sold over 7,000 entries in under 24 hours. The race looks set to sell-out in record time this year so we urge all runners, from those chasing personal bests to the thousands raising vital funds for charity, to waste no time in signing up for what promises to be an unforgettable event.” Entries will once again be capped at 25,000. The flat, fast route, which takes in the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, is set to remain unchanged for 2019.

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Richard Burton 10k road race

Date: 3rd November 2019 (Sunday)

Distance & Location: 10 km, Cwmafan

Entry Fee: TBC


Description: Proper old school Welsh road race…it goes up steeply, then comes down again!

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2019 Trail Races (some details still tbc)


For a link to the 2018 Off Road Club Championships Table click here

2019 table is this year combined with the Main Championship tables above


Gwent League XC Race 4

Date: 9th February 2019 (Saturday)

Distance & Location: 6 & 10 km, Pontypool Park

Entry Fee: Club pays entry



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Pentyrch Hill Race

Date: 30th April 2019 (Tuesday), 7pm

Distance & Location: 7 miles, Pentyrch Rugby Club

Entry Fee: £8 for all athletes

Website (2018)

Description: Proper old school Welsh mountain race!

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Wales Trail 10k

Date: 18th May 2019 (Saturday)

Distance & Location: 10 km, Builth Wells

Entry Fee: TBC

Website (2018)


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Rabbit Run

Date: 15th June 2019 (Saturday) 5pm

Distance & Location: 7.2 miles, Merthyr Mawr

Entry Fee: Affiliated £17, Unaffiliated £19


Description: Starting and finishing in the private Merthyr Mawr estate this 7.2 mile race has a spectacular route involving the Big Dipper sand dune, Ogmore Castle and a river crossing.

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Ponty Loop 10k

Date: 14th July 2019 (Sunday), from 10am

Distance & Location: 10 km

Entry Fee: TBA (Entries open 1st April 2019)


Description: The course is approximately 6 miles with the first 3 miles uphill until the water station at halfway, then it’s downhill to the finish, which includes one steep downhill rocky descent.

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Llantwit Major 10k

Date: 24th August 2019 (Saturday)

Distance & Location: 10 km, Llantwit Major

Entry Fee: TBC

Website (2018)

Description: Starting near the centre of the historic town of Llantwit Major the route includes a very fast downhill start which takes competitors off tarmac within 1500 meters when they leave the road and enter the nature reserve. The course remains off road for the majority of the distance, through ancient woodland, public footpaths and farm lanes, taking in the Glamorgan Heritage Coast from Castle Ditches to Summerhouse Point with stunning cliff top views across the Bristol Channel to Somerset, Devon, and inland across the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.

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Date: 7th September 2019 (Saturday)

Distance & Location: 16 miles

Entry Fee: TBC

Website: Facebook Page

Description: 16 mile run trail and road from Brecon to Merthyr over the Roman Road. Climbing from 500ft. to 1,600ft. above sea level near Cribin in the Brecon Beacons before returning to tarmacked roads at the Neuadd Reservoir.

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Black Mountains Trail Race

Date: 10th November 2019 (Sunday) 11am

Distance & Location: 9 miles

Entry Fee: £18 (Entries open 1st March 2019)


Description: A 9 mile ‘out and back’ trail race located in the beautiful heart of the Black Mountains starting and finishing in the pretty borders town of Crickhowell.

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SOSPAN 10 Mile MT Race

Date: 17th November 2019 (Sunday) 11am

Distance & Location: 10 miles

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Description: It’s 10 MILES, very much multi-terrain, including a long stretch along the beach. It’s been on the Champ’s schedule on previous years – lots of Members have done it and enjoyed it.

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Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker 10K

Date: 15th December 2019 (Sunday), 9am

Distance & Location: 10 km, Cottrell Park, St Nicholas, Cardiff

Entry Fee: TBC


Description: The Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker offers runners the chance to race around the picturesque Cottrell Park Golf Resort. Scenic and mostly on grass and trail (underfoot the course is 60% grass, 30% trail and 10% tarmac). A very well organised race with great goody bag and raffle afterwards.

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