Thursday, 31 October 2013

London Marathon Draw

The lucky winners of the Club draw for London Marathon places were Rob Hook, John Thomas and Helen Clancy. They will receive entry forms by email.
The main reserve was drawn as Tom Riddington, followed by Allan McCall and Rob Brown (the Portskewett one).

Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Week Ahead 28 Oct 2013

Down to the Bridge on Tuesday for our monthly 5k Time Trial - ready to roll at 7.30. MC Andy Creber will set you on your way.
Then back to the Leis Ctre for the Great Chepstow Bake Off. Something tasty with a Hallowe'en flavour is what the judges are giving prizes for.
The Hayesgate run on Thursday covers much of our LCL route with an excursion to Mathern to give it more body. Talking of witch, MC Gerry Ashton will be looking for a Hallowe'en flavour to running outfits that night, with TREATS for anything that tickles the Chairman's fancy.
We'll also be doing the London Marathon draw before we set off.
And finally, the November Club Champs race is Sunday's Bog and Bryn multi-terrain 13-miler from Cwmbran Stadium. Still time to enter on Fairwater Cwmbran's website. There'll be cakes and tea/coffee after for all runners.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Week Ahead 21 Oct 2013

On Tuesday Coach Ivan brings the popular Paarlauf session into the Autumn season for the first time. More details later, but think about pairing up with someone of your speed.
Thursday's run is down the Link Road, over the Severn Bridge, back over the other side via the footbridge over the toll booths, up the Link Rd and back to the LC. This is a good, solid, not-too-hilly, well-lit 10 miler.
If you don't want to run that far, turn back at the second tower for about 8 miles,or the first tower for about 6 miles.
And finally, the Winter Sugar Loaf fell race on Saturday is the final event in the Club Fell Champs. Starts at 2 from the Crown Inn, Pantigelli, just north of Abergavenny on the same road as the Leisure Ctre there.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Week Ahead 14Oct 2013

Coach Ivan is taking us all for another of his renowned fartlek sessions on Tuesday:
"This will be an approx 8.5km run (just over 5miles), starting from the Leisure Centre, marked out by flour.
Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. The variable intensity and continuous nature of the exercise places stress on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems.
On the route there will be start and end points for you to run at a high intensity (3-5km race pace), and a recovery pace. You will be running in your group, and using the recovery period to re-group.
The high intensity sections will vary between 200m and 600m.
The recovery sections will be between 100m and 300m (with one exception @ around 600m)." MC will be Niki Morgan.

Then on Thursday it's the Beachley run with the route taking us round the Wyebank estate to make it a good longish run. MC Bram Fischer will send us on our way.

A busy weekend with the first Gwent League on Saturday. Senior members should meet at 1pm. Juniors will be making arrangements at the Monday session.

And finally some brave (and affluent) souls will be tackling the fearsome Mudrunner and earning points in the Club Champs. And we all know what points mean don't we?

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Week Ahead 7 Oct 2013

Down to the S Bridge on Tuesday for a flat speed session of 400 metre efforts with 200 metre jog recoveries. It all starts at 7.20, so get yourself there on time by setting off at 7 sharp if you're running all the way, or driving all or part way down.
The MCs have promised to do their intros in future before 7 to facilitate prompt starts.
Thursday's run is the Mathern route - map on the training page. I've been reminded to plug Curry Night down at Spoons after training. Seems numbers have dwindled lately, but I for one am planning to go this Thursday (that'll put off a few more I daresay ...)
And finally, the Marshfield Mudlark in darkest Wilts (actually no farther than Bath) is the main October Club Champs. There may well be entries on the day if the race limit hasn't been reached. Watch the Comments space below for any news, including meeting/car-sharing details.