The 30th Welsh Castles Relay took place last weekend amongst changeable weather conditions. Saturday's rain and wind was fortunately replaced by glorious sunshine on the Sunday afternoon.
The iconic event takes place over twenty stages between Caernarfon Castle on Saturday morning and Cardiff Castle where it concludes on Sunday afternoon.
(Jerome Edwards of Les Croupiers (16) pictured in 2011)
The event is hosted by Cardiff based club Les Croupiers who have a great history in the event themselves. The relay is incredibly popular amongst teams from around the country and beyond, and has become known as an enjoyable way to see some of the best scenery Wales has to offer.
Les Croupiers went into day two with a narrow lead in the men's event and a more substantial margin in the ladies. During Sunday morning's early stages however it was clear that defending champions, the London based Serpentine AC had saved some of their stronger athletes until the later stages.
That was eventually proven to be the case with Serpentine claiming their 4th succesive title in the men's category with Sale Harriers stealing second from Les Croupiers who posted their fastest time in four years to complete the podium places in third.
In the ladies competition, the host club had their revenge with a deserved win. Serpentine finished second and Winchester AC placed third.
Les Croupiers also took the combined Masters title.