Sunday, 27 May 2018

The Week Ahead 28 May 2018

On Tuesday make your way to Chepstow Park Wood for the final Club Handicap - details on the Blog before this one.

On Thursday we celebrate the life of Joc Dodd at her local pub, the Rising Sun in Moseley Green, just up the hill from Parkend. Paul Dodd is marking out a 5 Mile Run from the pub, ready to run from 7 onwards. There’ll be nibbles in the pub after.

Be at the Leis Ctre ready to leave at 6.30.

And finally, on Sunday two Harriers teams are taking part in the Rack Raid Relay. If you’re not in a team your support will be much appreciated as the relay passes through Tintern,  Devauden, Chepstow, Caldicot on the way to Parc Seymour and Caerleon during the afternoon. Watch the Blog for timings.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Handicap Update #7

Please can runners arrive in plenty of time to pick up their handicap number, and be ready for their start times.

Regards

The Handicapper.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Final Handicap Race & Series Presentation

Handicap Race 4 Tuesday May 29th 2018.

Race handicaps are on the Competition/Handicap tabs on the Harriers website, and are also here.

Please share cars if at all possible, parking will be tight, so it's YOUR responsibility to make sure when you park, you don't block other non Harriers getting out, as this could lead to complaints, and the possibility of NRW refusing us permission to use the woods for the handicap races in the future.

There will be no refreshments after this race, we will only supply water and thin plastic cups.

The reason for no refreshments is that after this race, we will be holding the Handicap Series presentation at The Fountain Inn pub at Trellech Grange (NP166QW), there will be a free buffet, and your first drink is free as well, all paid for by the Club.

So please come along, not only for the free food and drink, but also to celebrate the achievements of everyone that's ran in what I hope people feel was a successful Handicap Series.

Remember YOU are responsible for knowing your start time, and getting close to the start line in time to start not the helpers. You should be close enough to hear the start helpers call your name ready to come forward to the start line. It would also make it easier for the organisers if you listen to their instructions at the start and finish of the race, your help and cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Please note.

We are going retro again for this race, we will be using the stop watch/token method for times and results, just like a Parkrun. This means basic results will be available after the race, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a day or two for the full blown results service. Series winners will be available and announced in the pub on the night.

If you can help in any way, please let me know, we need help with car parking, start/finish, etc.

Looking forward to seeing lots of runners on the course, and at the presentation.

The Handicapper

The Week Ahead 21 May 2018

The second GLCL Road Race on Tuesday is hosted by Chepstow Harriers from the Chepstow Garden Centre with the kind permission of our own James Boyle. A 6 Mile course starting in the lane opposite the New Inn and finishing just up from the gates. Pop into the cafe after the race.

Thursday’s Run is along the Wales Coast Path.

Beginners are welcome to join the 45 Minute Guided Run, also leaving the LC at 7 on Thursday.

Have a good week.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Week Ahead 14 May 2018

Up on the track Tuesday for Jane’s Pyramid Session. Sounds good.

The run on Thursday is the 3 Woods circuit, or you can join in the steady 45 minute run

Then later on Thursday I hear that it’s the monthly Curry Club night at Spoons.

Monday, 7 May 2018

The Week Ahead 7 May 2018

The first Rose Inn on Tuesday. Thanks to all helpers and good luck to all racers.
On Thursday the third Handicap. Full details on the Blog before this one.
And finally - on Sunday the next Club Championship, the Sirhowy Challenge, a challenging (surprise, surprise) trail race up to the mast on Machen Mountain. Details on another Blog.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

2018 Handicap Series Update #5

Handicap Race 3 Thursday 10th May 2018

Race handicaps are on the Competition/Handicap tabs on the Harriers website, and are also here

Please share cars if at all possible, parking will be tight, and it's unlikely we'll have our chief car parker present, as he's incapacitated at present, so, it's YOUR responsibility to make sure when you park, you don't block other non Harriers getting out, as this could lead to complaints, and the possibility of NRW refusing us permission to use the woods for the handicap races in the future.

Bring along a cup/mug if you want a hot drink, as we will only supply thin plastic cups for water, which are no good for hot liquids.

Remember YOU are responsible for knowing your start time, and getting close to the start line in time to start not the helpers. You should be close enough to hear the start helpers call your name ready to come forward to the start line. It would also make it easier for the organisers if you listen to their instructions at the start and finish of the race, your help and cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Please note.

We are going retro again for this race, we will be using the stop watch/token method for times and results, just like a Parkrun. This means basic results will be available after the race, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a day or two for the full blown results service.

If you can help in any way, please let me know, we need help with car parking, start/finish, refreshments, etc.

Looking forward to seeing lots of runners.

The Apprentice Handicappers😀