Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

LCL - Provisional Results

A good evening for a nice race – thanks to Griff for organising.

First three women’s teams were Chepstow,  Parc Bryn Bach, Islwyn.

Fairwater won the men’s before Griffithstown and Chepstow.

Well done to all competitors, and thanks to the helpful, encouraging marshals.


Monday, 27 June 2011

The Week Ahead 27 June 2011

Round 3 of the LCL series on Tuesday at what we still lovingly call the Oasis Club on the borders of Cwmbran and Croesyceiliog. Be ready to leave our LC at 6.30 prompt. 

A very special race on Thursday – our Tintern Trot organised by Geoff Cram who says:“As usual this race provides entry-on-the-day only. The cost is £7 per runner.
Entry is at
Tintern Village Hall (Grid Ref: SO 531 001) from 6pm onwards.
Let’s hope we can beat 2010’s record entry of 176. Race starts at 7.30.

And finally on Saturday our annual trip to the seaside beckons – Charmouth, its race and fun run, the barbecue and drinks, and the beach games. Not too late to put your name down. Only £10, £5 for youngsters. All you can eat and drink and fun for all ages. Coach leaves 9.30.  

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Great Day on the Cotswolds

Once again the Cotswold Way Relay, brilliantly organised by TeamBath,  was a great experience.

Chepstow provided four of the 75 teams and a drink station/road crossing. Our Women’s team gained second place to TeamBath in their category. I don’t have the men’s winners to hand, but we think that our men were fourth. 

Congrats to Vanessa Lawson who won a bottle of bubbly for first woman on stage 6, and Rob Gordon was second on stage 2 for the second year running.

Well done all the first-timers for Chepstow, and a big thanks to the team captains and the helpers on the drink station.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Tintern Trot & misc!

The Tintern Trot is fast approaching and the webpage has just been updated with some information from the race director.

On another front - results of the last 3 3km time trials have now been added to the Training page - apologies for the delay.

& finally...  LCL road race results have been finalised after race 2 and series results for road series and overall series are now available on the LCL road page

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Week Ahead 20 June 2011

Time Trial time on Tueday. Be at the Beachley track and warmed up by 7.25. We’ll be meeting at the top of the LC steps at 7  to share cars, tho’ some may be meeting earlier to jog down. 

A choice on Thursday. The Sea Wall run or 400 metre reps if sufficient demand. 

Have a good week. 


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Week Ahead 13 June 2011

The second Rose Inn on Tuesday, incorporating the first of the four East Wales Championship races. If you’re running any of the Rose Inn series, don’t forget to offer your help to Andy Meek-Welsh for at least one of the races. If we don’t get help there’ll be no races to take part in.

The Gloucestershire Way is Thursday’s run, followed by CURRY NIGHT down ‘Spoons.

And our friends at Thornbury RC will be delighted to see any Harriers at Sunday’s Oldbury Fun Run, a charity race for a good cause. 11am start over at the Anchor, Oldbury-on-Severn, where we had our Mob Match last week.


Sunday, 12 June 2011

Web updates & AVR races

Few updates on the website:

Ladies club records :

Club champs - results following race 6 (penalta LCL) now on the champs page :

Leisure Centre League - Provisional results from the event on the LCL road page - combined tables not yet updated, as results currently provisional :

And finally - had an email from Avon Valley Runners with some info on this years events :

Saturday 9th July – The Avon Valley Relay (18-miles in four stages from Melksham to Winsley).

Saturday 16th July – Melksham Carnival 5K (Certified measured 5K & 3K Fun Run through Melksham town centre before the carnival procession gets underway, followed by Party in the Park).

Sunday 13th November – Over the Hills (12K multi-terrain race starting in Bradford on Avon).

More information including route maps and entry details can be found on the Avon Valley Runners website at

LCL Parc Penallta Prov Results

Martyn Jenkins is back from holiday and has rushed out the provisional results.

In the men’s competition, Chepstow, Fairwater and Islwyn were the leaders.

Chepstow, Islwyn and Parc Bryn Bach led the women’s competition.

Thanks Islwyn for putting on a good race.



Saturday, 11 June 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Week Ahead 6 June 2011

Another away week beckons to us travelling Harriers.

Come to the delightful Parc Penallta on Tuesday for the second LCL race. Meet at the LC at 5.45, or find your way to CF82 7GN. It’s near Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed. There’s a link to the Google Map on the ‘Club Only Events/LCL Road’ page.

And the long-awaited Mob Match v Thornbury will be upon us on Thursday. Come a bit early – 6.30 – to the LC for the drive across to Oldbury-on-Severn. You’ll have seen the Club email with more details. The post-race refreshments sound really good...


Runners Needed for Cotswold Way Relay

Will urgently need  1 more woman for the Cotswold Way Relay – Saturday 25th June - plus some reserves would be great! don’t need to be fast or experienced just prepared to have a go!Please email me summers363@btinternet.comThanks

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Handicap 4 - results!

Here are the results for last Thursday evening's run:


And here are the overall results for the series:


Provisional results were announced on the night, and there were a few changes to those. My apologies to those who thought were in 2nd and 3rd place as they are actually a couple of places lower. oops...

Syd is still the overall winner, but he is joint with Niki, with 126 points.  Gerry is 3rd with 124.  Well done all!!  The top 8 finished within 7 point of each other, so it was very close.

Here is a list of everyone's best times, for extra interest:


My thanks to James for doing the sums, to Brenda for marking out every race, and to all the people who helped and supported at each event. I could not have done it without you!!  Also thank you to the 72 Harriers and friends who came and ran at least one of the races. 

Look forward to 2012 already!

Vanessa xxx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Harriers Star at Orienteering

Our very own Dave Andrews shot round the hills, lanes and tracks of Hewelsfield today to snatch the super vet prize at the end of season North Gloucestershire Orienteering Event.  Well done Dave!  Mark Harvey was proud to punch 11 controls in one hour, dispelling the myth of ‘Sat Nav’ and Steve Harris ran so fast he didn’t have time to stop and punch some of them.   Coachy took to the map with ease and enjoyed a saunter round with a friend whilst Lou allowed herself to be led up a few garden paths by a well known local Harrier who assured her he knew every nook and cranny in the district…  

Highest scorer of the day was a local who nobody knew – an M50 sporting an OMM top who arrived late then cleared the board. Must encourage him to join the Harriers – we could do with some more fast M50s. 

Matthew L managed to get an often empty push chair round an obstacle course whilst Reuben and Seth ran ahead  faster when they learned of a possible prize, which they won.  After the race Coachy led the way in the cake eating contest, winning hands down (or full).  Many thanks to Lou, Rob and Vanessa for helping to clear up afterwards. 

Gill & Andy Stott, Organisers

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Handicap 2011 - Final event

Last handicap of the series - the big showdown, 16 possible outcomes (mathematically possible) - who will win?.....