The next Gwent League X-Country is on Saturday10th November 2012 at Parc de Pugh, Brecon. Chris Elson will be managing the Senior Men’s & Women’s team and U20/17 men. Please let Chris know if you will compete so that the club can arrange travel? Currently both the men’s & women’s teams are 3rd and the B teams are sixth. The women’s race is at 12.40 and the men’s 2.10. Chris will be leaving Bristol at about 10.15 with space for 4 people. Travel time approximately 90 minutes.
From the East: when travelling along the dual carriageway approaching Brecon from the Crickhowell direction you will come to a roundabout with Brecon signposted straight ahead –proceed straight ahead and then after approx 1 mile there is a Morrison’s petrol station on your left –the course is on the left immediately before the petrol station (over the humpback bridge).
There is room for approx 70 cars in the rugby club car park (over humpback bridge, turn left.). There is room for another 40+ cars in the sports ground car park (over humpback bridge, turn right). Opposite Morrisons petrol station is an uphill road that leads to further parking. Turn left at the top of the hill for parking spaces outside the council offices.
PLEASE NOTE – if you turn right at the top of this hill the car park there is used primarily by the police and they may not be too happy! At your own risk! There may be some roadside parking further along.
If all of these parking areas are full, proceed towards Brecon town centre and you have two further choices: At the first mini roundabout you could turn right and there is a car park on the immediate left.
Alternatively, go straight ahead at the mini roundabout and then turn left towards Theatre Brycheiniog and there are car parks there – you can walk back to the course along the canal side – approx 400-500 yards.
Time Age group Distance Course
12.00 U11B 1350m Start , A, B, D, Finish
12.08 U11G 1350m Start, A, B, D, Finish
12.16 U13B 2650m Start, A, B, D, E, A, B, D, Finish
12.30 U13G 2650m Start, A, B, D, E, A, B, D, Finish
12.40 SW 5800m Start, A, B, C, D, E, F, E, A, B, D, Finish
12.55 U17/20M 5800m Start, A, B, C, D, E, F, E, A, B, D, Finish
1.35pm U15B 3700m Start, A, B, D, E, F, E, A, B, D, Finish
1.40pm U17/20W 4600m Start, A, B, D, E, A, B, C, D, Finish
2.05pm U15G 3700m Start, A, B, D, E, F, E, A, B, D, Finish
2.10pm SM 10300m Start, A, B, C, D, E, F, E; A, B, C, D, E, F, E; A, B, D,
The course map can be found on the Gwent League web site at http://www.gwent-league.org.uk/2012/fix122.htm .