Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10k 2019

The great 10K race is heading back to Caerphilly – are you ready?

The Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K is set to return to Caerphilly Town Centre for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday 19th May 2019. This will be run alongside the Caerphilly 2k race, which will be held at Bryn Meadows itself..

This annual event is fast becoming a community favourite, with 2500 runners of all abilities descending on Caerphilly from across the country to enjoy the event. The run has grown in popularity every year and organisers are hoping that the 2019 event will be even bigger and better.

“Set in the shadow of the spectacular Caerphilly Castle, the Caerphilly 10k will both start and finish on Crescent Road. Runners will have the opportunity to run a good time on a relatively flat course with some undulating points. The course will lead participants in and around the town centre, passing iconic landmarks including the giant cheese sculpture and Tommy Cooper statue along the way and offering great views of the medieval castle, which dominates as the stunning backdrop to the event.”

The course record previously set by Owain Jones (31 minutes and 17 seconds) was broken last year by Matthew Clowes with an amazing time of 30 minutes and 33 seconds! Many elite and competitive entrants are out to break that record in 2019. So, even if you don’t feel like racing, why not head along to support these fantastic runners?

The event is organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council, sponsored by Bryn MeadowsGolf, Hotel and Spa and is supported by Welsh Athletics, Run Wales and Sport Wales.

With runners of all abilities joining, why not simply visit to book a place on the race today?

Velothon Wales 2018

Velothon Wales will return to the roads of South Wales on Sunday 8th July 2018. The event will once again welcome up to 15,000 recreational cyclists and charity fundraisers, as well as some of the world’s best cyclists. Whether you want to take part or cheer along, this is fantastic event with the beautiful backdrop of Caerphilly is an exciting date in the Caerphilly event calendar!

The 2018 event will see a host of exciting changes, including enhanced event experience, a new celebratory food and drink zone at the finish and race pack postage included – meaning athletes no longer have to arrive a day early to pick up race essentials.

Athletes no longer have to arrive a day early to pick up race essentials.

Keen riders will once again take on the fearsome climbs up the Tumble and Caerphilly Mountain on the VELOTHON Wales 140km course. But budding cyclists can now get a flavour of the event over a pair of less challenging routes.

A 125km route will offer cyclists the full experience, but the with notorious category two Tumble hill climb bypassed – significantly reducing climbing.

A point-to-point 60km route will start in the picturesque town of Usk, who decorated the streets with up-cycled bikes last year, before bypassing the Tumble and heading down through Pontypool and Newbridge. Riders will then tackle the only challenging climb of the course up Caerphilly Mountain before a sprint finish through the heart of Cardiff city centre.

Disruption will be minimised as both shorter routes will take place along the same closed roads as those used for the 140km race. A limited number of cyclists taking part in the 60km route will be able to purchase a return coach transfer for £5, to get them back to their parked cars in Usk whilst their bikes are stored in a free, secure bike park in Cardiff.

Riders can secure their place on the start-line for the 125km route for £62 while the 60km route is priced at only £45. Entries will be limited to 1500 in the 125 and 1000 in the 60, so cyclists are encouraged to register now at A limited number of discounted early bird entries for the 140km route also remain, but are expected to sell out soon.

We want VELOTHON Wales to appeal to everyone, whatever their goal or level of fitness.

VELOTHON 125KM offers a great day out on the bike – with unrivaled crowd support creating a carnival atmosphere along traffic-free roads. The notorious Tumble hill climb that features on the 140KM route is bypassed, leaving climbing significantly reduced.

Cyclists will leave Cardiff to the east, heading through Newport and Usk before turning south towards Pontypool and Newbridge on the way to Caerphilly for the only significant climb up the stunning Caerphilly Mountain. The course ends with a fast descent towards the finish line in Cardiff city-centre and a grandstand finish along the iconic King Edward VII Avenue – finish line to the 2017 Tour of Britain.

Total climb: 1398 meters

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Bedwas Gymnastics Half Term Fun Camp

Bookings now being taken for Bedwas Gymnastics Half Term Fun Camp.

The camp for 4-5 year olds costs £10.00. It runs from Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June 2018 between 9.30 am – 12.00 pm.

The camp for 6 years plus runs on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May. There is a 9.30 am – 3.30pm session for £15.00 or a
9.00 am – 4.30 pm session for £20.00.

There will be gymnastics, games, arts and crafts and lots of fun.

Book early by contacting Bedwas Gymnastics on 029 2132 1551 to avoid disappointment. Payment to be made at time of booking.

Wales’ Strongest Man 2018 (u80/u90/u105kg)- Power Athletics in Caerphilly

So, do you think you’re strong enough? Why not head to this event and prove it?

Wales Strongest Man u80/90/105kg

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018 11am start
Venue: Power Athletics Caerphilly

Event 1: Max barbell clean and press
-Starting weights 80/90/105kg
-Opening lift manditory
-Rising bar, first 3 lifts 10kg jumps then 5kg once only a few lifters left 2.5kg can be chosen.
-Once opening lift is made you chose when to cone in next, in the event of a tie most confident lifter takes the extra point.
-No belt cleans

Event 2: Heavy yoke.
-60 second time limit

Event 3: Shield Carry for distance

Event 4: Sandbag load over bar
-4 sandbags
-u80 -80/90/100/110
-u90 -90/100/110/120
-u105 -100/110/120/130
-Staggered run in with each bag.
-60 seconds

Event 5: Deads for reps
-60 seconds
-no suits

Event 6: Carry medley 3 objects matt to matt
15m pick up place on matt run back to next object.
-60 seconds
-3 objects (objects announced on the day)

General rules:
-60 seconds each timed event.
-Down signal on deadlift no bouncing
-Down signal on max press
-Objects to be placed on medley
-2 second penalty for false start or sliding.
-No belt cleans
-No suits.

24hour weigh in times and places will be confirmed nearer the time.
£20 to compete cut off date Sunday April 29th.


In order to entre, please follow the following advice from their official Facebook page.

How to enter the event…

£20 payment to be sent via paypal

Please send via friends and family.

Also add a note to the payment with
-weight catagory
-t shirt size.

Once payment has cleared your name will be added to the competitor list.

Love a great night out? Then, don’t miss out on the early bird tickets to this great event in Match.  Click here for more information!

Caerphilly Challenge Series- The Twmbarlwm Trek

Entries for the 11, 14 and 22 mile challenges have now closed.

The 1 to 5 mile routes can be entered on the day.

If you don’t fancy so many hills, then shorter flatter led walks from 1 to 5 miles might be just what you are looking for. There is a £2 charge for the ‘Lets Walk Cymru’ challenge (all proceeds go to the Mayors charity).  Pre entry or pay on the day, just turn up on the 6th of May at 10.30, fill in the registration form and health questionnaire and be ready to walk by 11am.

Entries can be accepted on the day for the shorter routes, or pre-booking is available on the website.

For more information go to the Caerphilly Challenge website.

Venue : Start and Finish: Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys Campus


Easter Sport Scheme 2018 in the Caerphilly County Borough

Looking for some great sporting activities for your children this Easter? Then, check out these fantastic (and affordable) sports camps all over Caerphilly.

Suitable for ages 7-12. £5  for shorter sessions (10am -2pm) and £8 for longer sessions (9am-3pm).


For information on each leisure centre, please go here.






Wales on Wheels – for Breast Cancer Care Cymru at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa

Wales on Wheels is Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s action packed static bike event, which see’s companies from across Wales compete against each other to cycle 550km.

Taking place on 14th or 15th February 2018, between 8.00am – 5.00pm and on specialist Wattbikes. The race is divided into 64 cycling slots each day, with each slot 15 minutes in length. As it’s only fifteen minutes of pedalling, it means people of any fitness level can take part.

Prizes will be awarded by Breast Cancer Care for both physical and fundraising efforts, and teams will be allocated points including furthest distance, best fundraiser, king and queen of speed and best selfie .

If you would like to take part please contact the team on (don’t forget to include the preferred date and time) or to donate you can do so here:

To book your place,  please go here!

Ladies Open Day – Free Taster Golf Session and Yoga – at Blackwood Golf Club

Whether you want to meet new people or simply get healthy in the new year,  this fantastic Ladies Open Day at Blackwood Golf Club is your chance to do both in 2018!


Don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you would like to find out more information or  book your place, please contact Jackie by email at  jac_d uk or by phone on 07970 549750!

Welsh Wrestling at Blackwood Miners Institute

“Witness the thrills and spills of live Welsh Wrestling – Don’t miss the hottest ticket in town, book now and LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

Come join us for an evening of glitz, glamour and bodyslam mayhem as the Welsh Wrestling roadshow invades for one night only! Come see the over the top stars of the wrestling world collide in a night of super slamming action at this fun, crazy, family entertainment show.”

Tickets cost £12 for adults and  £9 for children . The price of a family ticket is £35. Prices include a booking fee of 50p per ticket.

To book tickets online please go here  or to book over the phone, please call their Box Office on 01495 227206.