Wednesday, 25 April 2018

2018 Handicap Update # 4

Handicap Race 2 Thursday 26th April 2018 Reminders.

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, and I've had no one else come forward to help, meaning it will be every man/woman for themselves. 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.

We weren't very good at the start at the last handicap race, lots of runner went off before/after their scheduled handicap start time, which could influence there race/series points totals. 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. Let's do it better this time please.

Well that's all my moaning done.

Please note.

We are going retro 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.

Looking forward to seeing lots of runners tomorrow.

The Handicapper.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Handicap Series 2018 Race 2 Thursday 26th April Handicap Times

The handicaps for the second handicap race on Thursday 26th April are here

They can also be found on the Competition/Handicap tab of the Harriers website.

If you haven't been given a handicap for this race, but would like one, which I very much hope you do, please email me with a legitimate time you think you can run the course. Or, look at the handicap list, and choose someone who runs at a similar speed to you, then email me the name and I'll add you to the handicap list.

The email address to use is

Please note, if I have to allocate you a handicap time using any of the two methods mentioned above, you CAN NOT win this handicap race.

For anyone that hasn't run the Handicap course, or would like to run it outside the Handicap race pressure just to see what's it's like, but still get the "feel" of the Handicap Series, there will be a Harrier available to run it with a group of you at the pace of the slowest runner, this may well include walking in places, but no one will be left behind. This will start at 18:30, please use the email address below if you would like to be part of this group.

The email address to use is

I'm also looking for helpers, a couple for start/finish duties, car parkers, and a couple of others for other duties, as well as bakers to bake for around 50 people. If you can help me in any way, please notify me using the email address above.

Share cars if possible as parking is tight.

The Handicapper.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Week Ahead 23 April 2018

Up on the LC Track Tuesday for Coach Kevin’s renowned 300/100 session.
And Thursday it’s the second Handicap of the season. See the usual website page for your start time. So exciting!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

London Marathon 2018

Good luck to all the Chepstow Harriers that are running tomorrow, have a good one.

Mike & Den.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Week Ahead 16 April 2018

Tuesday’s Track work is an Out-and-Back time-based speed endurance session.

Meet on the Leis Ctre track ready to start the warm-up at 6.55.

On Thursday we meet at the Severn Bridge Club at 6.55 for the Smartphone Treasure Hunt. You can run in groups as long as one group member has a smartphone to download the app. You will be issued with a simple road map of Chepstow. Suitable for all abilities. And of course cake and coffee/tea in a nearby cafe afterwards. But you must register beforehand on our Bulletin Board.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

2018 Handicap Race #1 Results

The results can be found on the Competition/Handicap page of the Club website, or here

We had some issues with missed starting times at the race, causing the Timing Marshals some problems. We will be looking at ways to improve the starting process at the next race, more information will follow.

Thanks for attending.

The Handicapper.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Week Ahead 9 April 2018

On Tuesday we hie ourselves to Chepstow Park Wood for the first of this year’s Club Handicap Events. Details have been posted by Organiser Mike on the Blog before this one.
Thursday’s Run is along the Wye Valley Walk from the Leis Centre. Please continue to wear your hi-vis top for returning along the roads while dusk is still quite early.
The alternative 45 minute run together for beginners/slower runners is led this Thursday by Julia. Hi-vis of course also essential.
And finally - we’re staging the renowned Offa’s Orror on Sunday. All the best to helpers and runners.