National Road Relays preview

National Road relays

Sutton Park in Birmingham will again host the flagship event of the road running year this Saturday 14th April, as clubs from across the UK battle it out for the title of National Road Relay Champions.

Men’s 12 stage

In the men’s event, which alternates long legs of 5.5miles and shorter legs of 3miles, Wales will be represented by 3 clubs. Swansea Harriers, the reigning champions from 2017, will again send a strong squad despite missing two of their stars in Josh Griffiths and Jonny Hopkins, who are out representing Wales on the Gold Coast.

Les Croupiers RC make a return to the event and will look for a consistent showing making the most of their strength in depth. They’ll have local competition from up and coming Pontypridd Roadents RC whose squad looks solid. 

Women’s 6 stage

The women will contest the title over 6 short stages, with Wales represent by Swansea Harriers, last years Silver Medallists, Les Croupiers RC and Parc Bryn Bach. Swansea will again look to medal despite the absence of Caryl Jones, who’ll be running the Gold Coast Marathon just hours after the relays finish. It will be an interesting battle between Les Croups and Parc Bryn Bach for local bragging rights.

The full event programme has details of previous winners and all the teams competing. 

On 28th April Sutton Park will also host the British Masters Road Relays, with more opportunities for Welsh Clubs to test themselves against the best clubs in the UK.


Swansea medallists

Swansea won Men's & Women's medals in 2017

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