2020 WCR

A short message for everyone wanting information about next year's race and dates:

LCRC Committee (who next meet 10th July) are going to be asked to consider and approve a decision on. This follows a very helpful WCR 2019 club debrief attended by our hard working band of officials and helpers, plus feedback from clubs and others who took part in or supported this year's race (for which we are very grateful).


WCR Stage Stats

Congratulations to our nine new WCR Stage Record holders! Check out the stats here and Roll of Honour listing here


Feedback on the 2019 WCR

Many thanks to all those clubs, runners and supporters who have been feeding back on and thanking us for the 2019 WCR. Some examples here. Likewise to those individuals who have raised suggestions and concerns, all of which is considered by the WCR Commitee as part of the de-brief process. Please send your thoughts to 


Announcing WCR confirmed results

Les Croupiers Running Club is pleased to confirm that the results of the 2019 Welsh Castles Relay are now finalised. As in previous years, during and after the race queries arose about the provisional results and time penalties applied, which inevitably takes several days to resolve. We would like to thank Team Captains for raising issues with John Upstone this past week, our Race Referees where adjudication was required, and John himself for carefully considering each query and finalising the results - John has managed the WCR Results Service since 1986 and we so grateful for his commitment an hard work here. We aimed to confirm the results by the end of today Sunday 16 June and have done so, timescales consistent with previous race years.

Our Race Director and Chairman John Griffin (BEM), who received the British Empire Medal for services to Welsh Athletics on Day One of the 2019 WCR, will be arranging for awards to be delivered and where possible presented to this year’s winning teams. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s category winners, and indeed everyone who took part in or supported this year’s Welsh Castles Relay.

For access to the full results, please click here. The summary of podium places as follows.

Open Category:

1st Sale Harriers (19:41:55), 2nd Pontypridd Roadents AC (20:06:55), 3rd Aberdare Valley AAC (20:28:34)

Ladies Category:

1st Les Croupiers RC (24:51:35), 2nd Serpentine R.C. (24:54:55), 3rd Sale Harriers (25:13:52)

Vets Category:

1st Les Croupiers RC (23:24:15), 2nd Buckley Runners (23:47:44), 3rd Ealing Eagles RC (23:50:04)

Business Category:

1st Environment Agency DEFRA (25:14:40), 2nd Burges Salmon LLP (25:27:24), 3rd South Wales Police (25:39:08) 

Mountain Kings:

1st Sale Harriers (06:28:12), 2nd Aberdare Valley AAC (06:43:08), 3rd Pontypridd Roadents AC (06:49:03)

Mountain Queens:

1st Serpentine R.C. (08:10:34), 2nd Sale Harriers (08:23:16), 3rd Les Croupiers RC (08:28:02)

Mountain Monarchs:

1st Ealing Eagles RC (07:48:52), 2nd Buckley Runners (08:02:52), 3rd South West RR (08:03:26)

Jeff Wood Award (Stage 9 for 2019)

Lee Aherne, Parc Bryn Bach RC (1st Place in 44:33)


Results update

Apologies again on behalf of Les Croupiers for the delay in confirming the results of the 2019 WCR. John Upstone has been working hard to review all queries received, potential errors regarding, challenges, penalty times applied and decisions requiring referral to the Race Referee. His aim has been to Finalise by close of play Sunday the 16th June. As many of you will have noticed, the Provisional Results and positions have just about stabilised but there are still a few where formal confirmation is pending. We appreciate that for everyone involved this is frustrating, especially those teams so deserving of knowing if they were successful in securing a podium position last weekend. On the plus side this still gives the last chance for any last minute queries - which must be submitted by Team Captains