Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Fodac - Adidas Trail mixed relay - 29th April

Local event for your diaries

On the 29th April FODAC are hosting A mixed relay race at mallards pike around the Adidas trail, 1st leg 5.5k, 2nd 3.3k we will also have shorter kids races I will send out forms next week please could you let your members know.


Monday, 30 January 2012

The Week Ahead 30 Jan 2012

Elm Road is Tuesday’s workout. An ideal session on a quiet road with an up and down on each lap – great for leg speed and leg strength.

Then it’s that old favourite, the Tour of the Town, on Thursday.

And finally, the next round of the Leisure Centre League cross-country series. Up at Parc Bryn Bach, with its mixture of mown grass, moorland and tram road bed, there’s never a dull moment on this circuit. Hot showers and hot drinks in the Visitors Centre afterwards make this a great running experience. Be there!

Meet at 9am to share cars.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Awards dinner and ceilidh, saturday 28th

A reminder that the Annual Awards Dinner and Ceilidh is on this Saturday, 28th January, at Chepstow Athletic Club.

6.30pm for 7pm, home made main courses and desserts, followed by the Awards, the Ceilidh and all manner of entertainment!

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Parkruns for Club Championship

As everyone should know by now (and here's a reminder), one of the optional races for this year's Club Champs is any Parkrun 5k throughout the year. And as there are loads of them - all over the world now in fact - and I can't check them all every weekend:

If you want your parkrun time counted in the club championship then you must email me at stats@chepstowharriers.org.uk with the place and date that you ran (so I can find you in the results), or simply provide a link to the parkrun results website. If you don't and I don't know that you have run, then you won't be included in the results. It would also help if you let me know fairly soon after you have run, as it would be a pain to correct the results retrospectively (i.e. we don't want people in November saying they did a parkrun back in March).

I will put this message on the Bulletin Board and the Club Champs page as well.

Thanks, James

PS If you've run at the FoD, Newport, Cardiff or Colwick since the start of the year, then you don't need to email me as I've got all your times down.

The Week Ahead 23 Jan 2012

Steep Street is this Tuesday’s venue dear runner. Six long and six short hills will give you a marvellous cardio-vascular boost as well as upping your leg strength for improved running efficiency in all your future training and races.

Then try out that improved efficiency and cardio-vascular ability on Thursday in the Severn Bridge 5k Time Trial. Regular time triallists find that their racing know-how and race times have benefitted from the monthly no-pressure Bridge runs.

Hope to see you on Saturday evening at the annual awards dinner. I hear that there are still a few places left for this informal gathering. The delicious and plentiful home-made food alone is worth the admission price, folks.


Friday, 20 January 2012

Tough Ten and Forest of Dean Half Marathon - Club Champs

Don't forget to put your entry in for the February and March club championship races.

February: Tough Ten, Weston super Mare, 19 February.  Entry form:


March: FOD Half Marathon, 1 April (yes I know but it's the March race). There are 1708 entries as of today, last year 1837 finishers.  Enter ASAP!! 32 Harriers entered so far.


Monday, 16 January 2012

The Week Ahead 16 Jan 2012

It’s the good ol’ Thornwell Loop on Tuesday. We’re expecting some of the older Juniors to join in so it’ll be a jolly Club night. To save energy and time don’t be afraid to drive down to the shops car park, but try to avoid patronising the chip shop ­before your run. Afterwards yes – they’re nice and you get very generous helpings

Either the Itton 8 on Thursday, or the Strivers have a nice 6-miler that mentor Ms Jackie will be emailing you about.

Have a good week.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Chepstow Harriers Races 2012

All of the Chepstow Harriers races for 2012 are set - and initial details and dates can be found on the attached flyer.  Further information will become available on the website in due course.

 Chepstow Harriers 2011 Races Flyer

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Week Ahead 9 Jan 2012

Beachley Loop session Tuesday. Some may prefer to drive down as it ‘s a fair way. Or maybe set off earlier if jogging down.

The Boughspring runs on Thursday. Distances to suit all tastes.

And finally, the next LCL Cross-Country will be at Pontllanfraith near Blackwood at 11 on Sunday. Meet at LC at 9.30. It’s a nice varied course with lots of varied terrain.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Club Champs 2011 results & 5k time trial

Results for the 2011 series are now on the website http://www.chepstowharriers.org.uk/champs.htm - sorry for the delay.

5k time trial results - from a windy december evening also now on the training page


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Kymin Race - January Club Championship


the Kymin race, January's club championship race, is this SATURDAY 7th (not Sunday 8th)

Meet at LC 12.30 to share transport to Monmouth or meet directly there, at the registration at Monmouth School's Sport Centre, near Lidl.

NB this is not the same as Monmouth Leisure Centre, it's on the same side of the river as Lidl, right at the Lidl roundabout and then first left.

Start 2pm, cost £3 on the day only.

Please add your name below if you plan to go to the LC

Monday, 2 January 2012

The Week Ahead 2 Jan 2012

The New Year starts with Mark Harvey as January’s Coach.

Not far to travel for the first Tuesday session – the Danes Loop.

Then Thursday is a choice of the Club 10 (St Arvans/Devauden/Itton) or a Tour of the Town for those wanting a 6-miler. And we’re still offering the 10x400 metres speed session on the Bridge for those who miss the Tuesday speedwork.

Important race on Saturday – the first Club Champs race of the 2012 campaign. The Kymin hill race is a friendly enter-on-the-day local race, less than four miles and only £3. HQ is Monmouth Boys School Sports Centre. Meet at our Leis Ctre at 12.30 for the 2pm start.