Thursday, 29 December 2011

Final Parkrun opportunity

Final Parkrun of 2011 on Saturday 31st December, 9am from Lakers School, Berry Hill.  About 30mins drive from Chepstow.

The Forest of Dean Parkrun is the only one to count towards club championship points so if you have only done 6 events then now is your chance to complete the 2011 championship!!

There is also a 2k Junior Parkrun at 10am.


Monday, 26 December 2011

27th Dec Treasure Hunt

The Tintern Treasure Hunt is on 27th December starting from Tintern Wireworks car park at 11:00am (from Chepstow turn left at Royal George and then 400m on right). This is how it works: You can either run individually or in pairs (or triplets if you want to). You will get a map of Tintern and the surrounding area (Scale 1:15000) and a question sheet. There are 19 questions at points marked on the map. The time limit is 90 minutes and there are penalty points if you are late back. Prizes for the best performances. Bring a pen and plastic bag for question/answer sheet if it is wet. The map is waterproof.
Free drink and food at the Abbey Mill, 5 minutes walk from car park.

(Just noticed it wasn't advertised here and wanted to spread the word.)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Xmas Eve Park Run 8 am Meet

If you want to share a lift to the FoD park run tomorrow I believe there is a meeting time of 8.00 at the leisure centre.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Week Ahead 19 December 2011

A fun-packed Weaker Head is a-coming!

All the joys of Steep Street on Tuesday. In the olden days this ancient thoroughfare was the site of at least four public houses. Alas none remain, but nowadays you can get intoxicated with the pleasure of skipping up this fine gradient.

And even more fun and games on Thursday, you lucky people! Our annual Christmas Relays down at the Loop Road, Beachley.

 It’s important that everyone joins in – our teams must contain runners of all speeds to make it all work. So there’ll be Juniors, Strivers, ancient men like the Club President and Head Coach, as well as quick sleek men and fast racy women.

Prizes for best fancy dress (as judged by Life President), and for winning teams of course, and for any exceptional performances (not necessarily running!). You’ll have to be pretty boring to come away empty-handed!

Then it’s off to Wetherspoons for our Christmas drink. Hurrah!!!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Xmas Tree Race - lift

We are leaving at 9:00 am if anyone needs a lift to the race - atm there is no meeting time - people are generally making their own way there.

If you need a lift phone and leave a message.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

5k Thanks Anne, Dick + Mark

For helping with the 5k TT on the bridge last night - it was quite a night out there!  Well done to everyone who braved the race too.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tuesday’s session is the 5k Time Trial on the Severn Bridge starting at 7.30. May be a bit breezy but if it’s in your face one way it’ll be in your bottom going the other way.

On Thursday you can choose between the Itton 8 and a special 6 mile run if you’re one of our dear Strivers. Then there’s the usual alternative speed session of 10 x 400 on the Bridge. All wanting to do the Bridge session should post their name in the Comment box below to be sure of some other runners.

Whichever you choose, don’t forget it’s the Christmas meal at the Shangri La.

And finally the last Club Champs monthly race is the Christmas Tree race at Ellwood in the Forest. You can enter on the day and enjoy a scenic off-road 5 miler.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Harriers Star for East Wales

Credit to all Harriers who represented East Wales today in the Inter Regional Champs at Builth Wales.

Paul Murrin and Mark Harvey – Snr Men.

Vanessa Lawson and Helen Duffield – Masters  Women.

Pete Ward, Stuart Penny, Paul Lidgett, Mark English, Laurie Carter, Neil Grant – Masters Men.

They all ran well, and we believe the 35-44 women and the 40-49 men’s team won gold!

Monday, 5 December 2011

The Week Ahead 5 December 2011

Well, Bulletin Board reader/s will know that the coaching team has responded to popular demand by putting on Thornwell Loop for the second week running.

There’ll be a difference of course: last week’s version was scheduled by November’s Coach of the Month, Andy Meek-Welsh, and capably managed by Dave Somersall; while this Tuesday’s has been scheduled by December’s C of M Lou Summers. You lucky people!

On Thursday the Boughspring Runs will suit all elements of our membership, with the shortest route being just perfect for the Strivers.

I hear there is a demand for the Thursday speed session on the Bridge, but potential participants are advised to post their intent in the Comments box below this Blog. If people know there are others meeting at the Larkfield roundabout layby or down on the Bridge they know it’s worth the journey.

And finally – being the second Thursday in the month it’s CURRY NIGHT. See you there.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Club Champs & SB5kTT

Sorry for the delay folks - James did his part very diligently and promptly - i have been very slack.... - sorry.....

Champs results follow 'sospan' are now on the champs page

Recent 5k severn bridge time trial results on training page

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Swansea Gwent League Cross Country Sunday

Women's race 1:40, Men's 2:50

We are now meeting at the leisure centre at 11:00

So far we have - 

Rob T

Jane ( possibly )
Berta ( possibly )

So we need more !:

Friday, 2 December 2011

Sunday Cycle Ride

Will be doing a taster type ride this week, around 20 miles, very steady. Heading for Thornbury with a coffee stop, 9.00am meet at St Lawrence Roundabout - back in Chepstow by 12.00.

Going forward:

The taster ride will be the last thing I organise before Christmas. Will resume after the festive period with the focus on longer steady state group rides with a bit of a training bias. Will provide you with some details during December. A few of us are meeting in December to have a look at how we take things forward and whether there is a desire to develop the group approach into a club. Will let you know how this goes.

Best wishes


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cwmbran Track 3k Meeting Time

Neil, Dick and I are leaving our LC at 5:45 to drive to Cwmbran - want to get there in time for a good warm up!

If you can make  5:45 and fancy joining us meet on the steps - otherwise I guess people will be meeting at 6:00.

See you there.

Injured? Try Aqua Running!

Injured? Coming back from injury? Got a niggle that gets worse with too much running?

Then the answer to your prayers might be Aqua Running, a brilliant weight-bearing cardio-vascular work-out that exercises all the muscles, tendons and ligaments you use in running.

You get as much training effect from aqua running that you do from a run without the injury risk.

Where and when? Chepstow Leisure Centre every Tuesday at 8.15; Caldicot LC every Monday & Wednesday at 7.30.

Cost? Free if you’re a gym member, or £3.50 per session.

Want more info? Ask our Jane Horler who swears by it!