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.


John Griffin: 70 Today!

Really! I didn't believe it either. Fifteen years as Temporary Chairman is obviously therapeutic, and John looks as if he could be temporary Chairman for at least as long again!

This year at the Masters Road Relays at Sutton Park the Over 70 age group was the only one we didn't contest. Hopefully this is yet another area where John can "lead from the front" and along with the likes of Alan Bladen and Errol Alexis can show our septuagenarians to be the fastest on the road and not just the fastest to the bar!


London Calling: Virgin on the Ridiculous

Yes, I know. It's only August and we're already discussing Spring Marathons.

Unfortunately, demand for this race means that we have to enter early. If you haven't entered the main ballot for London, I'm sorry, it's too late. If you have - then by early October you should know whether you have been successful.

This post is primarily for those runners who qualify via the Good for Age category. The deadline for applications here is 21 August. For details of how to enter, and qualification criteria:

If you're in the fortunate position of being fast enough to enter the championship, you have until 2 January. Last week, the results of this year's team championship were published. Results are on a 3 to score, cumulative time basis:

Men: 1. Tipton 7:22:38; 2. Salford 7:27:34; 3. Thames H & H 7:31:35; 4. Shaftesbury Barnet 7:41:38; 5. Les Croupiers 7:42:07; 6. Serpentine 7:54:38.

Ladies: 1. Arena 80 9:07:36; 2. Serpentine 9:32:19; 3. Belgrave 9:46:55.

The last time we figured in the top three was 1998 when both our men and ladies teams finished third. We clearly have the natural ability within our ranks to do so again.



First Les Croups podcast online!

Well digital technology has arrived with a bang at Les Croupiers.Today at the ever popular Cardiff Park Run, the website team were in attendence capturing the hustle, bustle and sounds of this popular event. In due course, an archive will be created to host our Podcast activities and record an oral history of Les Croupiers. For the time being, you can enjoy the first one here........

 Alternatively, enjoy it on the move by downloading it here.




Breaking news - Treasure hunt re-routed

From Matt Townsend...

Because of a big event in the park this weekend the Treasure Hunt has been rerouted through town around St Mary's Street and the Hayes. As it'll be only 2.5 miles and in town folks can probably get away with normal gear rather than lycra. Pace will be walk/trot rather than eyeballs out.

Matt promises rich rewards.