2017 race date: Sunday May 7th
The Porthkerry 5 MT is a chip-timed 5 mile multi-terrain race held in May each year. It’s set largely within the 220 acres of Porthkerry Country Park in Barry, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel and Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
The course is challenging enough for experienced runners but is equally suited to newer runners looking to try a short multi-terrain race.
First run in 2006 as the ‘Porthkerry Plod’, the race has since established itself as a popular fixture on the local running calendar and hosted the prestigious Welsh Short Course Trail Championship in 2015. All 300 places sold-out in record time in 2016.
2017 Race Date: Wednesday July 12th, 7:00pm
Cosmeston Relays are a chip-timed baton relay race over an approximate 3 mile course in the picturesque Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Penarth. Each runner runs one circuit of the course in teams of three or four.
The race is held on a Wednesday evening in July each year.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is one of the finest country parks in South Wales and is a designated local nature reserve. The race is run on paths entirely within the park and affords some scenic running, with lake views, open countryside and a wooded section. There are numerous team categories, plenty of friendly competition and chances to win prizes for athletic club teams and all-comers teams.
The race will have an entry limit of 220 teams for 2017. It sold out in just 9 days in 2016 – enter early to avoid missing out.