Saturday, 30 July 2016

Updated map for Road Race 4, Pontypool, Tues. 2nd Aug.

Start and finish has changed for road race 4 at Pontypool Tues. 2nd Aug.
Here's a new map showing the new start and finish. Also some information from Pontypool & District Runners ahead of Tuesday's race :
Hi all,
We have moved the start over to Fountain Road so that we get straight onto the canal towpath.
We will run a short loop around the houses on Fountain Road, (less than half a mile) to spread people out a bit, but everyone needs to be mindful that the canal towpath is quite narrow in places.

Its not ideal, but is wider than the pavements on Usk Road, and traffic free.

After approximately 1 mile, the runners go under a LOW, LONG bridge (Under Usk Road) - before turning sharply right. Having already slowed to get under the bridge, the turn shouldn't be too bad.
Then it's back on the original route...

There will be NO water on the route as cups/water bottles etc may end up in the canal

The finish is BEFORE you reach the leisure centre.  Its just approximately 6 miles, but not the uphill finish of the Pontypool Home Run. (yay!)

I know we all want the best outcomes from these events, but PLEASE, make sure your members are mindful of other canal path users.. we will post advance signs etc, but if the Waterways receive too many complaints, they will refuse permission not just for this next year, but also for the St David's Hospice Care event in February (that raised £20k to support local patients this year).

Thanks a lot,
See you all Tuesday.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

GLCL 2016 Road Race Series, Race 4, Tues. 2nd Aug.

Penultimate race of the GLCL 2016 Road Race Series; 
Tues. 2nd Aug., 7:30pm start.
Race HQ : Pontypool Active Living Centre, Trosnant Street, Pontypool, NP4 8AT

Hosted by Pont-y-pwl & District Runners
This is another superb 10k course which starts and finishes in the beautiful Pontypool Park.
The route follows the road out to Mamhilad and returns via the canal towpath.
Please follow the marshals instructions when car parking.

Monday, 18 July 2016

From Mike Heare: Road Race tomorrow at Penalta

By the race start(7.30),the temperature will have fallen to 27c!!
There will a water station below the car park in the top field which you will pass twice and at the finish,
The start is in an open area with no shelter,so I would advise taking some water with you to keep hydrated before the start.
I was thinking of providing parasols for each runner !!!
Have a good race and all come back safe plz!!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Road Race 3 - Tuesday 19th. Penalta

Hosted by Islwyn Running Club, this is an excellent course with 2 laps around the very scenic country park and a short dash down the road to finish outside Caerphilly Council HQ at Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach CF82 7PG
The total distance is 4.75 miles.
See the course map and venue map on the 'road' tab above.
Car parking for the event is at the Business & Technology Centre, Tredomen Park CF82 7FN
Toilet facilities are available here.
Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk/jog to the start line.