Saturday, 29 June 2013

Chepstow Harriers win Cotsowold Way Relay

Well done to Dick for organising it all and to all who ran - Chepstow Harriers were first mixed team in the Cotswold Way Relay toady!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Week Ahead 24 June 2013

This Tuesday's session is the popular Up the Clock with Coaches Rich, Ivan and Geoff in charge. MC is Andy Creber.
Thursday's MC Gerry Ashton will be offering a choice of a long run, the Wye Valley Walk, or a speed session on the track of 3 sets of 5x300 metres.
On Saturday we have 4 teams of 10 runners taking part in the annual Cotswold Way Relay. We've had a couple of people drop out through injury, leaving us with no reserves in case of further emergency. Dick would be delighted to hear from any kind soul who might be willing to slot in at short notice. There'd be no pressure on a last-minute runner - just lots of thanks from grateful team mates.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Confirmed Caerleon LCL Results and Series so far

The confirmed results have now been added to the website, as has the road series so far and also the combined xc and road series. To navigate to them, go to 'club only events' tab, then click 'Road (lcl)'.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Provisional Results for LCL Road Race at Caerleon

For those not wishing to do the 'facebook thing', here are the provisional results for the LCL Road Race at Caerleon:


Bulletin Board and LCL Club Times

Unfortunately the Bulletin Board is 'down' at the moment. We're working on it and will post a blog here when it's up and running.

Amazing club turn out at the 2nd Road LCL at Caerleon last night! 
Times for Chepstow members are here:

LCL Road Race Results 18.6.2013

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Busy Week Ahead 18th June

We’re away this week. Tuesday is the second LCL race organised by Caerleon, but based at Llanhennock, just a mile along the Caerleon – Usk road. Race starts as usual at 7.30 from the Wheatsheaf pub at the top of the hill in the village. Parking will be in a field near the pub – follow the signs and look for the marshals.

Meet at our Leisure Centre at 6.15, and don’t forget your Club vest. That’s doubly important this time because it’s the June Club Championships Race! No vest – no points!
You’ll need your vest on Thursday too for our Mob Match against our old rivals Thornbury RC. We need every runner out for this if we’re going to retain our trophy. The race is based at the Anchor Inn at Oldbury-on-Severn starting at 7.30. Meet at our LC at 6.30. This’ll be a nice social evening with a buffet in the pub after.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Your club needs YOU! Mob Match Thurs 20th June.

All arrangements are in place for the return mob match next Thursday 20th June.
Meet at 19.00ish for start at 19.30 prompt opposite the Anchor Oldbury-on-Severn
Same arrangements as last time for those who can remember.
Venue: Oldbury-on-Severn (see map attached). Car Parking & changing up Westmarsh Lane - Parish Council facilities.(sorry but no showers)
Start & Finish on the path to the Sailing Club opposite the Anchor Inn.
Runners please wear Club colours.
2.5k out & back course. The route starts & finishes along a tarmac path for 1k  then the middle 3k is on grass along the Riverbank path to a marshalled turn-around point near to Oldbury Power Station. It's all off-road so no conflict with cars or bikes. The surface is generally all fine with the odd pothole - but that's the 'norm' nowadays!. I have got the co-operation of the Sailing Club whose road we will be using plus I have informed the Power Station - on whose land is the 2.5k turn point. Viv will be marshalling at the turn point.
Timing & Results: TRC will be doing the timing and Chepstow the finish results. You will need to pick up a ticket at the end to show your position for the guys from Chepstow to work out the result. Hopefully we will have the result available on the night and we will be bringing along the trophy if we can find it!
Afters: We have arranged for some food to be available at the Anchor Inn across the road - it will be ready for after 8pm and all being well it will be in the garden (there is a large tent up in case of bad weather) Enjoy the food but you will have to buy your own drinks! The Landlord is called Mark and if anyone asks tell them Arthur Renshaw arranged it with Mark.
Enjoy the run everyone! Don't forget it is supposed to be fun!

LCL Road Race - Tues 18th June

Andrew Taylor (Caerleon Club secretary) sent us details of the LCL Road Race on Tuesday 18th June 2013 in Llanhennock. Here are some of the more important points:
“This is our 10th anniversary as a club, and we would be pleased if as many of your members as possible joined us after the race in or around the Wheatsheaf PH, to help us mark the occasion…
Your members who have done this race before need to be advised there is a different parking location, with a different host. The new parking is available in a field on the main road up to the village on the left hand side, just after the ‘Llanhennock’ road sign. This is the ONLY approved parking area on the night. No one should attempt to park at The Wheatsheaf PH, anywhere on the race circuit or on the roads approaching it. If this happens it could jeopardise our chances of holding the race in the future. Can you ask all your members who arrive by car to leave the car park after the race by turning right and driving down the hill, and on to Usk Road.
To help keep traffic in the village to a minimum , an alternative for some might be to park within the university campus and travel in fewer vehicles from there out to Llanhennock (which is only 5 minutes' drive away).
The race start/finish point is at the Wheatsheaf Public House;
There will be some limited changing and toilet facilities at the pub and nearby village hall”.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

June Rose Inn Results

Here are the results for the June Rose Inn:


Week Ahead Tue 11th June

It’s the 2nd Rose Inn on Tuesday. I know most of the Chep members who are running have kindly offered their help before the race.
And if you don’t get your speed kick on Tuesday, coach Rich Matthews has lined up a track session on Thursday – 10 or 12 x 400 with 1 minute recovery. A classic speed workout to improve your race performance.
Then treat yourself to a curry, beer and sparkling conversation at Spoons after!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Week Ahead 4th June

New Coach of the Month Rich Matthews is giving us a 600 metre session on Tuesday. ABC pace groups do 8, while DEF do 6. Recovery is the 200 metre jog back to the start point. Niki is MC.
Not too late to sign up for Dave Andrews’ Treasure Hunt at the White Stone picnic area on Thursday. It’s on the Llandogo to Trellech road maybe a mile from Llandogo, or from the Wye Valley Hotel turn-off at Tintern. Either way it’s opposite the road junction with the big white stone on the corner. You need to tell the Social Sistas - Denise, Berna or Jane R because there’s a barbecue after.
And finally, good run to all doing the Welsh Castles or Man v Horse at the weekend.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Rack Raid 2013 Results

Win, win, win. The Harriers done good!
The A team were winners overall and the B and C teams beat the other B and C teams.Well done everybody!
Here are the results:


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Rack Raid!!!!

Good luck to all our A B and C team runners in the 2013 Rack Raid

If you're not running please come and cheer us on - would be lovely to see you there - and come to the pub - Castell-y-bwch at the end :-)

But PLEASE remember not to loose us points by driving on restricted road

So for the following stages check out the restrictions

Stage 2/3-  the lane up to White Castle -
Stage 6 - Monmouth to Raglan - the lane to Crosshands - usually a marshal here so you'll know where to divert.

Stage 8 - Usk to Tintern - a new restriction - past the grass ski centre

Stage 13 - Not up MALT HOUSE LANE