BCRL Fixture 2 – Beast of Blackmill – Entries open now

Entries are now open for the second fixture of the 2019 Bridgend County Running League 2019 at Blackmill. More information on the event can be found here

The Beast of Blackmill fixture takes place 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th June organised by Ogmore Phoenix Runners.
Entries will open immediately and will close midnight Sunday 9 June.
You will pay and collect your bib number on race night from Race HQ.
Please follow this link to enter https://forms.gle/msozEhYcqnenogha9
You will need your email address, unique ID and agree you’ve read the safety brief.
If you’ve not received your unique ID please drop us an email on BridgendCRL@Gmail.com.

Ogmore Castle results and standings after first fixture

The first fixture of the BCRL 2019 was the Ogmore Castle race organised by Bridgend AC.

Team Results from Fixture 1

1st – Ogmore Phoenix                353
2nd – Bridgend AC                        427
3rd – Brackla Harriers                 478
4th – Porthcawl Runners           563
5th – Cornelly Striders                 847
6th – Pencoed Panthers               1213

Individual Standings (age graded scoring)

Females 

1 Deb Roberts – Porthcawl Runners 70.18%

2 Catherine Stephens – Bridgend AC 68.63%

3 Georgie Dando – Bridgend AC 67.90%

Males

1 Richard Dando – Bridgend AC 72.75%

2 Mark Emery – Bridgend AC 70.88%

3 Jeff Thomas – Bridgend AC 70.76%

Results are the average of your best 4 over the series. Full results can be found over on the results page here. This includes age categories standings split into 5 year categories. The top 10 from each category at the end of the season will be read out in the end of season presentation.

BCRL 2019 – Fixture 1 – Ogmore Castle – Entries now open

Entries are now open for the first fixture of the 2019 Bridgend County Running League 2019 at Ogmore Castle. More information on the event can be found here

The Ogmore Castle fixture takes place 7pm on Wednesday 8th May, organised by Bridgend AC.
Entries will open immediately and will close midnight Sunday 5th May.
You will pay and collect your bib number on race night from Race HQ.
Please follow this link to enter  https://forms.gle/gS62juTmaRqznGDF8
You will need your email address, unique ID and agree you’ve read the safety brief.
If you’ve not received your unique ID please drop us an email on BridgendCRL@Gmail.com.

Bridgend County Running League 2019 information

Dates

Wednesday 8th May – Ogmore Castle – BAC

Wednesday 12th June – Blackmill – OPR

Friday 12th July – Bridgend Show (Pencoed) – Panthers

Wednesday 31st July – Kenfig Dunes – Cornelly

Tuesday 13th August – Newbridge Fields – Brackla

Thursday 5th September – Tuska Beach – Porthcawl

Queries

We have created a central contact email address for any queries BridgendCRL@gmail.com please direct any queries to this email address.

Prize categories

We have decided to have ‘5 year’ age bracket categories for this season, it was 10 years previously. Your age category is set by the age you are on the 1st of April. This will give more prize categories.

Registration

We are going to trial a new registration this year. We’ve had a few issues in the past where members get their date of birth wrong or change how they enter their name between events – Chris becomes Christopher, Sue becomes Susan, Andy becomes Andrew, etc. This then screws up some of the results. Therefore for this season we are asking that everyone pre-registers using the following form. Once you register you will get an email back allocating you with a unique code which you can then use to enter each event. The code will be relatively simple. The code will start:

BH – Brackla Harriers

BA – Bridgend Athletics

CS – Cornelly Striders

OP – Ogmore Phoenix

PP – Pencoed Panthers

PR – Porthcawl Runners

The next to characters will be the first letter of your first name and first letter of your surname, so for example David Jones = DJ.

Then you’ll have 2 numbers just in case there is more than one person in the club with the same initials.

So for example if David Jones were a Pencoed Panther, he’d be PPDJ01. If the Panthers also had Dayna Jenkins they’d be PPDJ02.

We hope this is easier than trying to remember a random unique number and should resolve some issues.

Link is https://goo.gl/forms/7Zo4DJK9KFFZNERy2

Please register now even if you’re not running the first event or even if you are likely to only run at 1 event.

When you pre-register you’ll be asked for emergency contact details and your welsh athletics registration number so please have these ready.

The form should take you no more than 2 minutes to complete.

We’ll email the unique codes the week commencing 22nd April.

Welsh Athletics registration

It is expected that all those partaking in events are registered with Welsh Athletics. When you initially register we will check you WA registration number to ensure it’s valid so please enter it correctly.

If you have a new member who’s going to attend a race that’s not a problem for ONE event only and we expect them to be registered by the following event.

The pre-registration form will be live thoughout the season to allow new members to join.

Not running but want to volunteer?

Please can you pre-register even if you’re not going to partake in an event but would like to volunteer at one or more of the races. Without volunteers the events cannot take place.

If you cannot run due to injury or if you’re saving yourself for another event you will be able to volunteer to marshal / assist at any event even if it’s not your club event. You’ll go to the same registration page as if you are running but have the option to choose volunteer rather than run.

Entering events

2 weeks prior to each event we’ll publish a link to enter that event. All you need to is enter your unique code and agree to the terms. Payment will be on the night of the event. Registration will close 72 hours prior to the event.

Number swapping / on the night entries

BOTH are a no. There should be no reason to need someone else’s number as we only take payment on the night of the race. The entries window will be open for 11 days so you’ll have no need to turn up on the night having not registered. If anyone does try and run with someone else number your result will be voided..

 

Revision to final results

After notification from some of the Striders, it has been confirmed that there was an error in the formula for the mens age grading. This has meant not change to the overall winners, but some changes to the Male 2nd and 3rd places. I can only apologise for this error. If you identify any further issues, please do let me know directly.

So after revision, congratulations to…..

Males

1 GARETH DAVIES  BRIDGEND ATHLETIC 76.87%

2 KEITH POWELL CORNELLY STRIDERS AC 75.47%

3 PETER TURNER CORNELLY STRIDERS AC 75.12%

Results are the average of your best 4 over the series. Full results can be found over on the results page here. 

Sincere apologies to those that were incorrectly placed after the initial results.

Results of Tuska and final event

The final event of the series was the Tuska beach race. The was a different take on the event this year, with teams starting in reverse order to the current team standings. It made for a fun race.

Team Results from Fixture 6

7th – Pencoed Tri                          – 1415
6th – Pencoed Panthers               – 1128
5th – Porthcawl Runners             –   967
4th – Cornelly Striders                 –   679
3rd – Ogmore Phoenix Runners –   593
2nd – Brackla Harriers                  –  441
1st – Bridgend AC                            –  380

Combined Totals after 6 Fixtures (final Standings)

7th – Pencoed Panthers                – 7597
6th – Pencoed Tri                           – 7529
5th – Porthcawl Runners              – 5102
4th – Cornelly Striders                  – 4049
3rd – Brackla Harriers                  – 3314
2nd – Ogmore Phoenix Runners –  3120
1st – Bridgend AC                           –  1838

Individual Standings

Females 

1 Melanie Williams   BRACKLA HARRIERS 76.09%

2 Kate Roberts BRIDGEND ATHLETIC 74.56%

3 Anneliese Loveluck Ogmore Phoenix Runners 72.81%

Males

1 GARETH DAVIES  BRIDGEND ATHLETIC 76.87%

2 ROB ATKIN  BRIDGEND ATHLETIC 74.16%

3 KEITH POWELL CORNELLY STRIDERS AC 73.50%

Results are the average of your best 4 over the series. Full results can be found over on the results page here.

Thanks to everyone that made this years series happen. We had 519 different scorers across the 6 races.

Next year sees the league return to 6 members with Pencoed Tri leaving us. Thanks for all your support.