2021/22 Season

Gwent XC League

We have two teams, a men’s team and women’s team as Port Talbot Harriers. We all run as one for our seniors team however the league is also divided into other categories for different age groups. The Men and Women usually run separate races at different times.

Senior Women & Masters:

  • Race start: 13:40pm
  • Distance: 4.22 miles / 6400m (2 x laps)

Senior Men & Masters:

  • Race start: 14:50pm
  • Distance: 6 miles / 9600m (3 x laps)

Senior Women & Masters:

  • Race start: 12:20pm
  • Distance: 4.22 miles / 6400m

Senior Men & Masters:

  • Race start: 14:50pm
  • Distance: 6 miles / 9600m

Senior Women & Masters:

  • Race start: 1pm
  • Distance: 4.22 miles / 6400m

Senior Men & Masters:

  • Race start: 14:35pm
  • Distance: 6 miles / 9600m

Course Map:
gwent-league.org.uk/2021/fix213c.pdf

Timetable:
gwent-league.org.uk/2021/fix213t.pdf

Travel, Parking and Facilities:
gwent-league.org.uk/2021/fix213i.pdf

Before the race

Register your name and category with your team captain, who will register the whole team before the race starts.

The entry fee is currently £4 per runner (per race) and the team captain will collect the money on the day and hand it in to the club, who will pay the fees online.

After the race

On finishing the race, you will be given a chip with your position number. Hold onto this chip and your team captain will collect and log all the team's names and positions. They will then be handed in an envelope to the race organisers.

Senior Categories

  • SM: Senior Men is your category unless one of the masters categories below applies to you
  • SW: Senior Women is your category unless one of the masters categories below applies to you

Masters Categories

  • V35: Masters 35 is your category if you are aged 35 and over
  • V45: Masters 45 is your category if you are aged 45 and over
  • V55: Masters 55 is your category if you are aged 55 and over
  • V65: Masters 65 is your category if you are aged 65 and over

Under 23 Category

  • U23: Under 23 is your category if you are aged 17-22 years old (must be under 23 years old on 31st August prior to the fixture)

If your are in a masters category your position and points will be automatically included for the Seniors team and any masters categories below your age.

For example, if you are in the V55 category, your points will be included for the V55, V45, V35 and Seniors team scoring.

Senior Teams

The first 5 finishers from the declared list of athletes will constitute the first team. The next 5 athletes will constitute the 'B' team and so on. Masters and athletes under 23 are additionally scored in their own sections.

Masters Teams

  • Masters over 35: The first 5 finishers will constitute the first team. The next 5 athletes will constitute the 'B' team and so on. Incomplete teams are allowed but see the rule regarding team awards.
  • Masters over 45: The first 4 finishers will constitute the first team. The next 4 athletes will constitute the 'B' team and so on. Incomplete teams are allowed but see the rule regarding team awards.
  • Masters over 55: The first 3 finishers will constitute the first team. The next 3 athletes will constitute the 'B' team and so on. Incomplete teams are allowed but see the rule regarding team awards.
  • Masters over 65: The first 2 finishers will constitute the first team. The next 2 athletes will constitute the 'B' team and so on. Incomplete teams are allowed but see the rule regarding team awards.
  • Athletes Under 23: The first 5 finishers will constitute the first team. The next 5 athletes will constitute the 'B' team and so on. Incomplete teams are allowed but see the rule regarding team awards.

For the Gwent XC League you must be registered/affiliated with Welsh Athletics in order to race and wear the white PTH vest/t-shirt only.

More information on the Gwent XC League website


West Glamorgan XC League

We have three teams, a men’s team and women’s team as Port Talbot Harriers and another men’s team as Port Talbot Harriers Wizards. For the men, the team captain will confirm which team you will run in.

There are no age categories in this league. Everybody runs the same race at the same time, occasionally the women may start 5 minutes before the men to prevent overcrowding.

  • Race start: 11am
  • Distance: 4.8 miles (2 x 2.5 laps)

Hosted by Tri Hard Harriers

  • Race start: 11am
  • Distance: 5.6 miles (2 laps)

Hosted by Tata Steel

  • Race start: 11am
  • Distance: 5.4 miles (2 x laps)

Hosted by Run4All Neath

  • Race start: 11am
  • Distance: 5.4 miles (start + 2 laps)

Hosted by Neath Harriers

Before the race

You can pre-register for an upcoming fixture online a few weeks before the race. This link will be posted on the club Facebook groups -or- you can ask your team captain for the link.

You will need to fill in a short online form with your name, Welsh Athletics number (URN) and team name:

  • Men: As there are two men's teams, check with the Men's Team Captain who will confirm if you are running for Port Talbot Harriers or Port Talbot Harriers Wizards
  • Women: Register your team as Port Talbot Harriers as there is only one women's team

The entry fee is currently £4 per runner.

You can also register on the day at the registration tent.

After the race

Nothing required after the race! There is no chip timing, the organisers will track your finish by logging your race bib number.

1. If there are 100 athletes in the race the winner will get 100 match points, the person who is last will get 1 point (guests don't score).

2. 5 athletes score per team (so if one team has the first 5 athletes they will get 100+99+98+97+96=490 match points)

3. The team with the most match points wins the match.

4. Teams are split into Divisions.

5 In Mens Division 1, there are 8 teams, so the team with the most match points will get 8 league points, the team that is second will get 7 league points etc.

6. League positions are determined by who has the most league points.

7. If two teams have the same number of league points, the team with the most number of match points gains the higher league position.

For the West Glam XC League you only need to be a first claim club member (and not run for any other club during this season) and can wear the either the white or black PTH vest/t-shirt.

More information on the West Glamorgan XC League website


If you have any questions about the cross country leagues, Welsh Athletics or club kit, feel free to get in touch with your team captain or vice captain. We’d be happy to help you!