Club Mascot

I hope you all enjoyed watching the World Athletics Champs last week. I must agree with the pundits who thought it one of the best global athletics championships ever. However, not only were the athletics of the highest order, but so were the attempts to market the city.

What did you make of Berlino? Brendan Foster and Steve Cram got very irritated by him initially, and "he" was at times intrusive. However, these are difficult times for the marketing of mainstream athletics, and any attempts to create entertainment should be viewed in a positive light, IMHO.

And so to the inevitable question - if Les Croupiers were to employ such a mascot - who would it be? OK - I know we have a natural candidate in Flash. There's another possible - the only member to come to the bar in a gorilla costume - so perhaps our mascot should be called Danielo.

But what do you think? Hey, we have a forum - let's kick it off with a bit of light hearted banter!  


Cardiff 10 km - Entry Update

Race Organiser Graham Finlayson phoned me to say that a recent surge of entries has meant that the limit of 2250 has almost been reached. If you wish to enter and haven't yet done so, please send off immediately. Graham wishes to close entries on Sunday 30th (earlier if demand dictates).

There will categorically be no entries on the day.


5k Time Trial - 20 August 2009

Many thanks to all the marshals, time-keepers and others who helped make this event a success for the 10th time.

Late starter Chris Kiely who ran 16.23 was the fastest on the night.  Others under 17 minutes were Phil Cook 16.36, David Williams 16.43 and Nick Dukes 16.51.  Libby O'Duffy was the fastest lady with another PB 19.14.

The winning 'team' was David McDonald, Shayne Sawyers and Mike Murphy.

Individual Result          Team Result



ACE 1st Edition

An historic document has been now made available to all on the site.

A new section has been created called Best of ACE, in there is the 1st ever edition from 1982. More will be added in time but it'll give you an insight into the Club's early days.



Les Croupiers to feature in 'Running Fitness' magazine

The October issue of 'Running Fitness' magazine will feature an article profiling the club, its activities and some of its characters. As a 'thank you' the magazine will be supplying Les Croups with 250 bottles of Taut sports drink. As soon as they arrive, these will be available on a first come, first served basis at the club house.

The issue will be on sale from September the 25th.