Welsh Castle Relay 2018-04-18T16:38:31+00:00

Welsh Castles Relays

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June

Having been successfully selected as one of the Clubs in the 2018 “Welsh Castles Relay (9th and 10th June) our organiser, Steve Claxton, will shortly need to finalise the team members, and who is going to run which stage (ten on Saturday, ten on Sunday).

Overview of arrangements

On Friday 8th June the lead cars will take the advance group to Caernarfon.  They will meet the organisers and complete all necessary paperwork.  Free accommodation is available in the town’s sports centre.  If using you this facility you will need to bring a sleeping bag, lilo etc.  The members of the advance group will run the first three legs. Race start is 10:30am. The finish of leg three is at Marntrog.

Our hired Minibus will leave Poole on Saturday 9th June around 6:00am to meet the advance party at Maentrog at the end of stage three.  After this our runners will be shuffled around stages four to ten to arrange delivery of new runners to start their stage and the collection of “spent” runners as they finish their stage.

You will need to bring sufficient food and  fluid for the day. There is very little time for anything but running, supporting, marshalling, and travelling.  The last Saturday stage will finish in Newtown around 7:30pm. As restaurant space is in short supply an Indian has been booked at 9:00pm for fifteen people. . We are requested to pre-order.   On the Saturday night the sports centre in Newtown offers camping so bring a tent if camping.  The centre provides tea and toast (and charges) from 6:00pm on the Sunday morning. The Sunday first stage starts at 7:00am. There are some opportunities to buy food and drink on Day 2 but, its best to come prepared. Day 2 is a very long and hard day finishing near Cardiff Castle after what  can only be described as an unbelieve experience.  In the past we have arrived back in Poole around 8:00pm

All information is subject to change and will be updated when Steve Claxton returns from Australia

Infromation is placed here as a  guide to the event. The 2017 handbook gives lots of details about the relay and is good “bedtime reading”


The names allocated to the stages below are only provisional and “first draft”. They will be updated when Steve Clacton returns from Australia.

StageRunnerFromMilesApx. Start Time
Saturday Runners
1John TownerCaernarfon Castle9.110:00
3Steve ClaxtonCriccieth Castle12.311.55
4Mel LangerMaentwrog9.513:00
5Steve YeatesHarlech Castle9.613:50
6Jo GoddenBarmouth10.714:40
7Tom EastDolgellau9.115:35
8Matt EastDinas Mawddwy10.816:25
9Chris GuerrierFoel8.617:10
10Rubert ToryLlanfair Caereinion13.117:50
Sunday Runners
11In PreparationNewtown12.307:00
12In PreparationLlanbadarn Fynydd11.208:05
13In PreparationCrossgates10.609:00
14In PreparationBuilth Wells10.809:55
15In PreparationEpynt Visitor Centre12.810:55
16In PreparationBrecon8.811:55
17In PreparationBeacons Reservoir9.212:40
18In PreparationMerthyr Tydfil (Rhyd-y-Car)9.113:40
19In PreparationAbercynon (Navigation Park)7.714:25
20In PreparationCaerphilly Castle10.715:00
Event Faqs
List of teams
Stage Maps
2018 Handbook