Message from The Chairman

Les Croupiers Running Club would like to thank everyone who took part in, made possible and supported in any way this year’s Welsh Castles Relay. The weather was perfect for spectating, slightly trickier if helping out, but (mostly) hot and very sticky for those who ran. Bravo all of you who did, and a special thanks to our medical team and those who helped take care and get water to runners when the going did get tough. The ‘Spirit of the Castles’ very much in evidence this weekend. 

Provisional results can be found here 

Queries regarding these results should be fed-back to our race results co-ordinator John Upstone via Team Captains (instructions have been sent). As things stand they suggest 

- a standing applause for Sale Harriers for winning the WCR Open, Ladies and Mountain Kings Competitions

- an apologetic blush for a problem wih the results process which resulted in Croups rather than Sale being presented with the Ladies prize, and

- congratulations to Swansea Harriers (for winning the Veterans Competition),  Burges Salmon LLP (for taking the Business Class category), Serpentine RC (Mountain Queens) and Team Bath (this year’s Mountain Monarchs)

Inevitably there are niggles in organising such a complex event but feedback via Twitter, Facebook, Team Captains and word of mouth suggests it went rather well. Please add to the conversation and tell us what you thought, especially regarding our two new stages (16 and 17) which took us through the heart of the Brecon Beacons this year. As ever we are keen to make the race even safer, more enjoyable, better organised but also competitive next year. See you in 2019

John Griffin (Chair LCRC) and Graeme Donan (Vice Chair LCRC) with the 2018 WCR Race Starter, the Mayoress of Caernarfon



2018 Race Reference Handbook

Here is this year's Reference Handbook. 

Please circulate this information to everyone in your team so that everyone is properly briefed before the race and can stay safe, enjoy the weekend, run well and avoid penalties. 
Please remember that it's crucial to use the minimum number of vehicles and obey the parking restrictions.




2018 Race line up


Sponsored by Burges Salmon LLP

We're delighted that Burges Salmon LLP is able to continue sponsorship of the Welsh Castles Relay for a third year.


Video's of Welsh Castles Relay 2017 finish, presentation, some of the starts, & Castles archive are available via the link below:

The latest, & archive Welash Castles Relay videos, together with many other interesting items, can be seen via the link below: