Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Week Ahead 18 Dec 2017

On Tuesday either meet at the Leisure Centre at the usual time to jog down to the Severn Bridge, or go there direct. Either way be warmed up and ready at 7.30 to run the usual 5k Time Trial. Sue and Gerry would appreciate some help.
Our Thursday Tour of the Town run starts early at 6.30, to allow time for getting ready for our Christmas Meal in the Drill Hall at 8..
The 45 minute Together Run starts at 6.45 from the Leis Ctre.
And finally - our Juniors are organising club races for all ages on Christmas Eve morning (Sun 24) over in Piercefield Park.
Toddlers start at 11, followed by an 800 metre race for Years 1-3, 1k for Years 4-6, and a 3k for all ages above (inc adults). Hot drinks, cookies and mince pies for all runners, mums and dads. Entry free. Registration starts 10.30.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Change of Training Tonight, Tues 12 Dec

Looks like Meadow Walk will be too slippery for the session. 
We’re planning to do a fartlek on the Leisure Centre field instead, subject to further inspection at 6.30. We did this very successfully a couple of years ago in similar circumstances. We’ll have lighting and cones.
So please bring off-road shoes or anything with some grip.
In the unlikely event of the field being tricky, School Hill is looking runnable.
So come along to the LC at the usual time with off-roaders as well as your usual road shoes and you’ll def get a good training session.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Week Ahead 11 Dec 2017

On Tuesday new coach James Tucker is making his debut in a session of his own devising. Meadow Walk is a hill session in the Danes. To get there, you run up the alley opposite the Leis Ctre exit, and then left down St Kingsmark Ave, taking the fourth right up Dean’s Hill, then right into Meadow Walk. James will be waiting there at 7.10 to tell you all about the session. 
Thursday’s treat is the annual visit to Neal and Clare’s place at Hayesgate for the fancy dress run and supper. All Club members are welcome, but make sure Neil and Clare know you’re coming, via the Bulletin Board.
Arrive at Hayesgate on the right just off the A48 before St. Pierre (coming from Chep)for 19:00 briefing.Park leaving road access for milk tanker, space around the back too.Tasty Food after including soup, rolls and drinks.
And finally - the Dec Club Champs race and final Club Fell Series race is Andy Creber’s Skirrid Race on Saturday at Llanvihangell Crucorny just north of Abergavenny on the Hereford road. Only 5.7km/450m climb, the Skirrid is suitable for fell running beginners, but have a talk with Andy or another experienced fell runner about clothing and shoes.
£5 entry on the day from 12.30, race starts at 2, a few hundred metres from Race HQ at the Skirrid Inn. Loads of prizes and hot food after.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Chepstow Harriers News Blog: The Week Ahead 4 Dec 2017

On Tuesday, Coach Kevin and Trainee Coach Danni are presenting a new session in Beachley. Not on the track this time, but a couple of hundred metres away in Coach House Road. Meet in the Ferry Inn car park at 6.50 ready for warmup and a few metres jog to the quiet estate. The form will be a fartlek speed-play session round the flat roads. As with all our sessions this one will be suitable for all our range of members including our recent C25K graduates.

Danni has spoken to the pub and we can pop in afterwards for snacks and a drink.

On Thursday we have the Sedbury run. Remember maps of our regular runs can be found on the Training/Coaching page.

Or you can join in the regular 45 minutes All Run Together route, also leaving the Leis Ctre at 7. The route for this will be decided by the Leader, but he/she can be persuaded by early, enthusiastic members.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Week Ahead 27 Nov 2017

Tuesday’s Training is a Tempo run 20 mins out and 20 mins back on the Link Rd  & Severn Bridge.  
Meet Coach Jane at the top of the Link Road. We will set off in pace groups. Warm up on the way there. 
This session has hills; it will be difficult to run at consistent speed. Use a pace of seven to eight out of 10 on a perceived rate of exertion.  At comfortably hard pace - you can talk, but only a few words. Or between 10k and 1/2M pace.  Run at your effort.
On Thursday, The Social Sistas have arranged an Away Run from Lydney. Details are on the Bulletin Board.
There will also be the usual 45 minute Guide Run leaving the LC at 7.
And finally - on Sunday the next Gwent League at Pembrey Park, just beyond Llanelli. A list of who’s going has been started on the BB.

Friday, 24 November 2017

AGM 2017

53 Harriers at last night’s AGM heard good reports from the Chairman and Treasurer. Both were thanked for good work during their tenure as were all others who stood down.

In addition to the previously submitted names, James Boyle was elected as the Race Sponsorship Coordinator, and Rob Beves, Jonathan Carter, Lou Crockett, Carol Dunsbee and Richard Milliken were voted in as Committee Members Without Portfolio.

Item 4, the proposed new Membership Subscription scale, was adopted.

After a lively debate, the proposal to pursue the design of a new running vest was carried by 29 votes to 16, with four abstentions.

And finally, Syd Wheeler was awarded Honorary Membership and a scrummy cake for his many years of loyal service, and for reaching the age of 80 while still running for the club and breaking marathon records!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Final Reminder

Numbers and food choices need to be finalised by Thursday, 23rd, so if you've not said you are coming along, or given your choice of food, this is your last chance.

Social Night Away Run

             When:    Thursday 30th Nov. 2017 @ 19:00

            Where:     Around Lydney

              From:     Lydney Brew Coffee Shop, Lydney,

          Parking:     Lydney Leisure Centre, GL15 5DZ

        Distance:     4 miles(approx), easy course

                  Kit:     Road shoes, head torch, reflective tops

Refreshments:    Drink(none alcoholic), beef&pork chilli, butternut squash&pumpkin soup, bread
                            rolls, cake(limited availability)

        Allergies:     Let me know if you have any

Please can you let Mike or Denise know if you are hoping to come along, and your probable food choice, you can do this in the comments below, or FB.