Monday, 27 February 2012

The Week Ahead 27 Feb 2012

Come and do the Severn Bridge 5k Time Trial on Tuesday – such a good race sharpener with no pressure.

On Thursday it’s the Boughspring runs with distances to suit all tastes.

And finally – Saturday is the final Gwent League of the season. Just over the Bridge in north Bristol, Blaise Castle is a wonderful setting with a free adventure playground and a warm cafe for the family. The senior races are just an hour apart with the men at 12.05 and the women at 1.10.

Be at the LC before 11 to ensure a sharp getaway on the hour.


Friday, 24 February 2012

Club Champs results update

Club champs results for the Tough Ten are now done. On the website here,

Kit’n'Cake Night 27 March!!!

Kit and Cake night at LC bar – Tuesday 27 March, after training 8.30pm-ish


A chance for you to catch up with your Harrier friends in the Leisure Centre bar after training, and get to see/buy/order the fabulous Chepstow Harriers’ range of clothing. Get that sartorial edge on your competitors – and the lucky prize winners from last year’s club champs can use their vouchers to purchase kit.


Irresistible cake will also be supplied – warning, do try clothing on before consuming cake or garments may not fit the expanded girth. Also, for the hygienically challenged, do shower beforehand!


This is really just a good excuse to have a social get-together with your fellow club mates and to support the Leisure Centre bar. We wouldn’t want this valuable resource to close due to lack of support.


John Wright will be on hand with his kit ready to answer any questions, and will promise to be diplomatic if asked if your bottom looks big in this. If you need to ask, it probably does.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!




Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Week Ahead 20 Jan 2012

The Danes Loop on Tuesday - 4 or 5 laps anti-clockwise.

Then a choice of the Sedbury run or the Club Ten on Thursday.

So a quiet week, but a good chance to get some solid training in.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Championship race change

The Roman Run was originally chosen as the September club championship race BUT as some eagle-eyed people have spotted, it is on 25 August this year.

So the revised September race is the Hay Hill Raiser on 2 September. 

It has a very similar profile (i.e. it starts with a big climb and then a fast descent) but it is all on road.  Also it is 11 miles long not 16.

Therefore the Bunny Runs will now count as an off road race and not a 'both'.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Forest of Dean half closing soon!!

If you haven't yet entered and want to run then get your entry in ASAP!!

This race, on 1 April,  is a club championship race.  So far 2,400 entries are in and the website says entries will close soon.

Monday, 13 February 2012

The Week Ahead 13 Feb 2012

Off to Severn Avenue in Tutshill on Tuesday for the first time this season. A 480 metre speed endurance session. Groups ABC aim for 10 reps, DEF for 8. Do them all and do your race fitness a power of good.

The Mathern 7 is on Thursday’s menu, with a refined shorter version for the Strivers.

And finally the next round of the Club Champs with the Tough 10 on Sunday. Meet at the LC at 9.15.



Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Tonight’s Training - Change!

Mud on Ticken Hill and a forecast of sub-zero temperature tonight have caused us to postpone the planned Mounton/Ticken Hill session.

Instead Coach Jane will be putting on a 400/800 metre session on the Link Road.

Apols for any inconvenience.

Monday, 6 February 2012

The Week Ahead 6 Feb 2012

Coach of the Month Jane Bayliss has thought up a new session for Tuesday based on Mounton. Not a hill session in the sense we usually know it, with carefully adjusted distances for each pace group. A head torch is advisable but not essential. All will be explained.

The Boughspring runs on Thursday have distances for all tastes. Followed by CURRY NIGHT! Bring along your voucher you LCL winners!!!

And on Saturday the very user-friendly Gwent League course at Brecon beckons. Women start 12.50; men 2.20. Meet maybe 11?


Saturday, 4 February 2012


Just heard that tomorrow's xc at Parc Bryn Bach has been postponed due to the weather and the fact that parts of the course are very icy.

Please pass the message on!!