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.


Get those nominations in! 

Main website manager Dave Weeden has provided an online nomination facility for 'Mug of the month'. To offer your nomination, follow the link below.

Mug of the month

You can nominate for any month; the committee will consider nominations at the relevant committee meetings (normally MOM is assessed about 6 weeks after the performance).


Individual 5k Time Trial - 20 August

This ever-popular event takes place on Thursday 20 August.

Entry is £3 which will also get you a drink at the club bar.

Runners will start at 30 second intervals with the first one off at 7pm.

Please enter by 6 August to get a seeded start - this will give you the best chance of having a good run.  An early entry will also give you an entry into the balanced team competition.

If you can't run we are still looking for people to help out on the night.