The benefits of belonging to LCRC are varied and manyfold.
£37.50 a year gives a prized red and green vest, very organised training sessions, inspirational Thursday night announcements from Phil and the Rev McGeogh, exposure to every known form of two legged suffering (short/long road races, ultras, XC, trail, tri, T&F, relays/team events etc), free entry to the 'Gwent' League XC series (cake baking optional), 'draws' for London Marathon places (and this year Olympic T&F tickets), risque social events and, most importantly, the opportunity to become part of and contribute to the Croups running community and 'The World's Greatest Running Club' (please note, Dear Reader, that quotes may imply irony...)
The financial benefits of membership can also be significant - reduced race entry most are aware of and retail discounts (typically "10% off") that we've not in the past been promoted on the web site for fear of (yet more!) on-line spam.
Times are hard though and we are keen to promote and publicise such benefits where these are in some way associated with the club’s ethos and our member's running/multi-sports interests. Member discounts we're aware of are as follows:
All Things Travel:
Lolly Burvill - Travel Counsellors
I am sure there are others though – feel free to post details below (providing you are a Croups member) or update/correct the above (if you are a retailer). Please try and stick to the caveats listed above though; home improvement cold callers need not apply...