Monday, 27 September 2010

The Week Ahead 27 Sept 2010

Cnut couldn’t keep the tide back, but Chepstow Harriers are doing their best to keep time at bay!


A week after the Autumn Equinox, so we do have 12 hours of daylight on Tuesday - honest. Go straight on to the field and start warming up for a prompt start and enough time for four sets of small, medium and large laps.


Likewise some off-road stuff on Thursday, but the 6.45 gang (can you make it this week Karen?) last Thursday were well on their way before the 7 o’c pack had got to the top of the steps.


Over to Tutshill (just right for Jackie & Sharon) for the Gloucestershire Way, and see how long you can follow it till you have to resort to the tarmac. 

Thursday, 23 September 2010

LCL Cross Country Calendar

Sunday 7 Nov - Chepstow, Piercefield Park followed by Summer League prizegiving and cakes.


Sunday 28 Nov – Islwyn, Pontllanfraith nr Blackwood.


Sunday 9 Jan – Fairwater, Pontypool Park.


Sunday 20 Feb – Parc Bryn Bach, nr Tredegar.


Sunday 6 Mar – Lliswerry & Caerleon jointly, Rogerstone School.


All races start 11am. Free entry. Don’t forget your race number, same one as previous LCL races. Ask Syd if you’ve never had one.


Gwent League cross-country dates are on Club only Events page.




Monday, 20 September 2010

The Week Ahead 20 Sept 2010

We’re still pushing our luck with the nights closing in, so we’d better get organized Tuesday and head straight over to Piercefield Park for the 1 minute up/1 minute down session.


It’s two separate sets of six lots of up and down with a nice break between sets.


On Thursday let’s meet on the steps and get running on the stroke of 7 and beat Mr Dark! Or you can really cheat that dusky gent by setting off earlier. Arrange a 6.45 meet with your chums.


Through Barnets Woods and Cockshoot Wood, then across the fields to the left of Fryth Wood to Rogerstone Grange and back via the roads via St Arvans.


Time to dig out that reflective top. I’ve ordered some more for sale soon.  

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Crop Tops


I've managed to find a replacement supplier for crop vests. The colouring and font design is very similiar to the original one, however, two styles are available - these being a standard "full" back and a T-back. Also you'll be pleased to hear they're of equal quality (Lycra) to the original, but considerably cheaper at £13:80.

I presently have a sample available if you want to try before you buy. The ordering will be slightly different from conventional methods, in as much as you'll be required to complete an order form (which will be made available asap via a link off the club kit page) and post off along with your cheque.

Have a look for yourself at the link below, but please dont order just yet as the account set up is not yet finalised.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further info.



Club Kit


Last three club championship races

Cumulative results post Chippenham will be published shortly. The championship is hotting up!!!
If you have done at least 4 races so far you could complete the championship by doing the next 3, and the organisers will most probably target you individually to encourage you to do so ;-)

A reminder that the October to December champs races are:

October - Mimsy Muggle race, 10.9 miles, saturday 16 October. See website for details etc.

November - Elan Valley 10, also East Wales champs race, saturday 20 November. See website for details, entry form is now available!!!

December - Forest of Dean AC Christmas Run - the date is sunday 19 December. Here’s the entry form:

Good luck!!!

Monday, 13 September 2010

The Week Ahead 13 Sept 2010

A quiet week in view following the effort on Sunday in Wiltshire. If you’re in recovery mode, then take Tuesday’s pyramid session at a steadier pace than usual. Sue has scheduled it as 400/800/1200/1600/1200/800/400 with one lap jog recovery between each. But she suggests that you miss out the 1600 if the full 6,400 metres is more than you want to do at present.


Then on Thursday take advantage of the last few weeks of evening light with the season’s last Sea Wall run.


And finally, there’s a rumour going round that Vanessa is arranging another road bike time trial on Saturday morning. Watch this space for details!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Chippenham half marathon

A meeting/departure time of 7.45am at the Leisure Centre was announced Tuesday for those who want to share transport to Chippenham.  It's about 45mins away and the race starts at 9.30am.

I'll be going straight to Chippenham with a car full of noisy boys, so if you'd like a lift/share transport can you post a reply here or let someone else know, to make sure that there is someone at the LC to go with. 

Do read the instructions that were sent in the post a couple of weeks ago for directions etc, so you know where you are going in any case.

We are planning a pub visit after the race.  Not sure where yet.

Any questions let me know.

See you there!  If I don't see you, have a good run!


Club Kit Night

Hi Everyone,

I'm planning a Club Kit night for Tuesday 5th October, in the LC bar after training. This will be your chance to purchase items of remaining surplus stock, as well as new style vests.

Below is a list of kit, along with the price and sizes available.

Vests (old style) £10 each.

3x38" 4x40" Slim Fit **

1x44" 2x46" Loose Fit

**Cut tighter to the neck and arms.

Training Tops Short Sleeve £13:50 each.

1x Extra Small. 2x Small. 1x Extra Large (42-44").

Training Tops Long Sleeve £16:00 each.

1x Extra Large.

Fleece Jackets £17 each.

2x Extra Small (Blue - Full Zip)

1x Small (Blue - Quarter Zip)

1x Large (Red - Full Zip)

NB. Sizes are quite generous.

Hats £5 each.

2x Beanie

1x Baseball cap

All items can be seen on the website - club kit page. (Click on link below)

If you require any further info, or if you want to purchase sooner, please contact me via the email link on the club kit page, alternatively call or text my mobile.



Monday, 6 September 2010

The Week Ahead 6 September


This month’s Coach Sue Ashton has arranged a nice fartlek session over Piercefield Park on Tuesday. In teams of five you take turns leading for five minutes each, running wherever the fancy takes you. The leader calls out “Fast” “Trot” “Jog” as they choose, but the “fast” should be within 30 secs to 3 mins. Should be a nice change.


Or you might fancy a track session of eight lots of 800 metres with an easy 400 metre jog recovery. Eight might seem a long session for some, so please do six if you prefer.


On Thursday the run takes us along the Wye Valley Walk, up to Porthcasseg Farm and back via St Arvans.


Be quick to get back before darkness falls, and to get ready for the fun of Curry Night! To save delays waiting for your meal, the Bellhanger manager has suggested that we ring through our food order at 7, and it will be ready soon after we arrive. The menu will be on the table for your selection at 6.50.


And finally good luck to all at the Chippenham Half on Sunday!


Sunday, 5 September 2010

White Horse Wins

Great news! Our Mixed team came first in their category today.


Our other team were in the Open section which was won by a Chippenham team, but we had one stage winner and some seconds.


It was a very enjoyable event and we’re hoping to enter again next year if this inaugural event is put on again.

Friday, 3 September 2010

White Horse Relay sunday 5th

Hi all

you may/may not know that this Club relay is taking place on Sunday, starting at 9am and finishing 4/5pm in Wiltshire, around Devizes and Marlborough.

If you are in the area or fancy a trip out to support then the runners will be delighted to see you.

For details have a look at

or ask Dick/Vanessa

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Run the Railway Path - Your Help Needed

Many members will remember the campaign a couple of years ago to convert part of the old Wye Valley Railway line into a safe path for walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs, horseriders and so on. The support and funding are in place, and a new planning application has been submitted to Monmouthshire and FoD councils.


Our committee agreed then to support the plans, and the time has now come to put all our weights behind the application.


You can help hugely by registering yourself on the campaign website


So far 996 local people have done so, and reaching the magic 1,000+ mark will show the planning authorities the amount of support behind this terrific opportunity.  


Then if you could follow the guidelines and write to your council, you will have done such a lot towards making this marvellous idea a reality for all Harriers and their families.