Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Provisional Results for LCL 30.07.2013

Here are the provisional results for the Islwyn Road LCL at Parc Penalta


Take Your Partners for the Next Paarlauf!

So popular was the first Paarlauf session we did in May, we have been forced to offer another this Thursday.
Those who did it will remember that we all paired off with someone of roughly the same ability and stood on opposite sides of the track at the midpoint of the straights. At the whistle, those on the far side ran the 200 metres half-lap to touch the hand of their partner, who then ran their half lap. During this second half-lap, the first runners had to jog across to their start point in time to meet their partner's hand before doing it all over again. Got it so far? Good.
After 22.5 minutes of continuous running, the whistle blew and we all changed sides to do another 22.5 mins from the opposite side. Phew!
So between now and Thursday you need to find your partner, or turn up Thursday and take a chance.
It can be done in threes, with two running together if we get an odd number turning up.
We've also got the 3 Woods lined up for those who find this all too exciting.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Bulletin Board

Sorry Bulletin Board was down again last night.
We are working on it and who knows we may have it sussed in the next couple of days.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Week Ahead 29 July 2013

The fourth of five LCL summer races on Tuesday with the journey up the Valleys to Parc Penallta, an interesting off-road course with mainly tarmac, concrete and gravel underfoot.
Meet at LC at 6. Head for Ystrad Mynach and follow signs to Tredomen Business Centre cf82 7fn where toilets will be available.

MC Jane Bayliss introduces August's Coach Andy Meek-Welsh with a choice of the 3 Woods Run or a repeat of the newly popular Paarlauf session on the track. Find a partner of about the same ability, start on opposite sides of the track and take it in turns to run the 200 metres to each other, with a jog back to your start place each time. Great fun!

And finally, the August Club Champs on Saturday is the Llanthony Show Hill Race. 3.5 miles with the climb up to Offa's Dyke ridge, a nice run along the ridge, and the exhilarating  swoop to the finish in the show arena. Entry free on the day (start soon after 12.15), just the show entry price, a shortened hill race for older children and a great day for all the family. Kids and adult races in the arena, and all the usual country show attractions.

Magor Marsh 2013 Results

Magor Marsh 2013 Results 
We had 223 finishers, very similar to last year. It was warm and quite windy and the rain held off.
At the sharp end, the 35.08 winning time was shared two Les Croups men, Oliver Williams and Chris Millington, who rather strolled across the line together, with a 25 second cushion on Bath's Daniel Jones. Another Croups man Matthew Hurford took the 35-44 trophy in 36.21. 
First woman was 8th overall: apparently unattached Elinor Kirk whose time of 36.21 was 29 secs ahead of Bridgend's Kate Roberts, and a minute ahead of Chepstow's Kath Matthews (technically first 35-44).There was then a 2mins 18 secs to the next woman, Caroline Jones of Monmouth, who took the 35-44 trophy. 
Other age cat winners were Islwyn's Haydn Hartnell, Les Croupiers' Mike Murphy, and two more Chepstow girls, Niki Morgan and Brenda Avery.
The junior races attracted a dozen primary age children, but just the one over 10.
Race Organiser Rob thanked the many Chepstow Harriers marshals, the sweepers, the finish crew and results teams; and expressed gratitude to sponsors - Tsunami Aquatics - and hosts Undy FC.

Pen Y Fan Horseshoe Fell Race

The results for Pen y Fan Hoseshoe Fell Race 27/07/13 are here:

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Saturday 27th July

The weather is looking good for the 5k July Championship Race at Parc Bryn Bach this Saturday. 14 -18 degrees, no rain and some cloud.
The course is fast, being very flat with a good surface. Your chance to get a PB or PBWMA percentage!
Last week 48 did the run so it's not a crowded affair like Cardiff or Newport. Lovely setting too.

It's 46 miles form Chepstow and will take just over the hour so I'm thinking that for car sharing we need to leave the LC at 7:30. So meet at 7:20 for a 7:30 set off. Race starts, like all Parkruns, at 9am.

And... the event is ideally placed to motor on over to Grubby's fell race on the Pen Y Fan horseshoe after, which starts at 2pm.

A Grand day out for the Harriers! Bring your butties!

Monday, 22 July 2013

The Week Ahead 22 July 2013

Tuesday's training introduced by MC Bill Bewg and delivered by Coach Lou will be 4 or 5 sets of 4x200 metres. So a great opportunity to get some speed in your legs.
Lou has arranged an away run from Trellech on Thursday. We'll be sharing the run with our friends from the Spirit of Monmouth club. Watch this space for details.
July Club Champs race is the parkrun on Saturday morn 9am at Park Bryn Bach, near Tredegar. If you haven't yet got a parkrun barcode which is ESSENTIAL, get one quickly and free on:
Watch this space for travelling arrangements.
And finally, it's the Magor Marsh 10k on Sunday. A Chepstow Harriers production under Rob Brown's leadership, members are asked to checkwith Rob how they can help, before thinking of entering themself.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Confirmed Road LCL Results

The website has now been updated with confirmed results for the 3rd LCL road race of the series, the overall results after 3 races and the combined xc and road results so far (8 out of 10). You know where to look. Hint: Club Only Events - Road (LCL).

Saturday, 13 July 2013

The Week Ahead 15 July 2013

Tuesday sees the 3rd LCL at Pontypool Park 7.30 start, meet at LC 6.15. Club vest and desire to give all are the sole requirements.
Syd is MC Thursday and will introduce Coach Lou who'll give you the choice of a run up the Wye Valley or a track session of 8 or 10 x 400 metres - the sort of basic speedwork that will improve your race speed if done regularly and consistently.

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Week Ahead 8 July 2013

Rose Inn Tuesday dear Reader. I see on the BB that Judith has got a full workforce, so why not have a run?

A special treat on Thursday: Rob Brown is putting on a nice woody run from the Brockweir Inn, with a drink and some food after. There's a nice 8 miler or a short cut of about 5.

Meet at LC at 6.50 as usual to share cars - parking is limited at Brockweir. You can put your car on the grass verge leading up the hill toward MacKenzie Hall. Be ready to run soon after 7.10.

Friday, 5 July 2013

BB up .. for a short while

I think.. we have 14 days grace left before it goes down again. In the meantime, rest assured that we will try our very best to get it sorted permanently. 

Charmouth Trip Final Instructions

With the BB down we've lost all the info about Saturday. I don't know who's coming for a start! But we'll muddle through.
Get to LC lower car park at 9.50. Coach will leave at 10.
Pay on entry - £15 adults, £5 children. Cash or cheque to 'Chepstow Harriers'.
You may want to bring a snack for lunch as BBQ scoff won't be ready till about 4 (main race starts at 2.30, fun run & mini at 2). We're all pitching in to do the cooking.
If anybody wants to bring along a football or rounders set or tennis racquets etc there's a nice area on the green for sports.
Prob leave for home about 6.
A good time will be had by all!

Tintern Trot Results

Here are the results for the 2013 Tintern Trot

Monday, 1 July 2013

The Week Ahead 1 July 2013

Tuesday's MC Sue  also leading the evening's track session which has been prepared by Coach Of the Month Lou. It's a pyramid of 100/200/300/400/300/200/100 metres which you do twice if you're D,E,F group, and thrice if you're A,B,C. Sounds good eh?

Down to Tintern Thursday for the annual Tintern Trot organised by our Dave Andrews. Always a good evening.

And finally, it's not too late to come on the coach to sunny Charmouth for our annual race by the seaside, with free food and drink. Coach fare is £15, but only £5 for youngsters. You can enter the 8 mile Challenge or 3 mile Mini Challenge or 1.8 Fun Run on the day, but advance is cheaper on: