Video of Castles 2016 presentation & Castles archive available via link below:

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2016 Provisional Results

Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for being a part of it. Perfect conditions to be a spectator, marshall or race official - but challenging for runners, especially if you don't like it hot.  Provisional results Are on-line here

Please feedback any possible corrections to our club statistician (Jeff Aston) and our race results service (John Upstone) only via your Team Captains/Managers.  And thank them for turning round so quickly :@)


...gentle reminder :@)

B.1 Race rules for runners

1. Each stage has a cut off time - the maximum time that will be applied to any eligible runner who has been recorded by the ‘Starter’ and who participates with the intention of completing the stage. Please familiarise yourselves with the penalties that apply to runners (section A.10).

2. If a team fails to get an eligible runner to run the stage the cut-off time plus 15 minutes will apply.

3. Officials will ask any runner not expected to complete the stage within the cut off time to leave the course and you must comply with this instruction. Time keepers and other officials cannot wait on the stage past the cut off time. Teams must ensure they are on hand to assist any such runners.

4. Runners are timed over their stage, and the times for all stages are summed to give the total team time.

5. Runners must wear the identifying club vest with team number on both the front and back.

6. Pacing or protecting a runner from wind is not allowed.

7. It is the runner's responsibility to follow the correct route. There is no lead vehicle on any stage of the race. Maps of routes are shown online 

8. Runners must keep to the left hand side of the road at all times, except when instructed otherwise.

9. The wearing of IPODs/MP3 players or other similar devices while competing is

10. The use of water cannons and water pistols are not permitted.

11. The prize for the first veteran (male or female) on a leg is given to the first veteran after the first finisher. If the stage winner is a veteran, the prize will go to the next veteran to cross the finish line.

12. No training or cycling is allowed on the route of a stage during the running of that stage and will incur a penalty.


Rules is Rules

Almost there! Goody bags packed, vans on route already for some, the sun shining - and everyone rather excited. What could go wrong? Nothing hopefully, if we all adhere tenaciously like the limpets of Criccieth to the mightly rock of instructions as carved in the WCR Reference Book.  Please read and ensure all runners are familiar with the race rules (section B1) and those draconian penalties for daring to breach (section A1).  Cut-off times will also be strictly enforced this year - this essential to help ensure the safety of the race (the A470 is no place to dawdle) and need for marshalls and support gangs to be in place for the stage.  See you soon!!


Race Briefing 

A reminder that all team captains (deputy or manager) must attend the race briefing at Arfon Leisure Centre, Caernarfon at 08:30 on Saturday morning. Thereafter we move on to the start of Stage 1 at Caernarfon Castle for race start at 10:00.  At the briefing we will distribute marshall bibs and give details of any last minute changes to the race.  Please also ensure that all runners and those supporting the race are familiar with the race pack.