Thursday, 29 December 2011
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.
DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE!!
Monday, 26 December 2011
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
Sunday, 18 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
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
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
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
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
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
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.
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.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
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!