Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Week Ahead 4 Nov 2013

Don't go the Leis Ctre on Tues - the car park will be choc-a-bloc with Guy Fawkes Night families. Go instead to Thornwell and park near the shops.
Coach of the Month Geoff Bayliss is introducing a new hill session based on the Severn Bridge cycle track and the hill up from the tunnel. Meet at our usual 5k Time Trial start on the upriver track at 7.20 ready for drills and 30 mins of continuous running .
The 30 min session comprises laps, with each lap including a long and short hill. Put in good effort pace (10k) up the long hill and 5k effort up the short hill. Use the downhill sections to recover. Practice pace judgement and aim for consistent lap times. Practice your running form.
Thursday is scheduled for a practice of our Club Champs Night Race on 21 Nov. So bring along your head torch and off-road shoes for some running round a circuit of Great Barnetts Wood. There'll be a briefing in the bar at 6.50. 
And finally, on Sunday it's the 2nd Gwent League at Bridgend. This is a special one as it incorporates the East Wales Cross Country Championships, and will be a selection event for the E Wales team at the Welsh Inter Regional Champs at Builth Wells on 14 December. Compared to the Pontypool course, the Bridgend course is almost billiard table flat! 


  1. Change of plan!
    The main Night Race practice will be next Thursday 14th Nov. We will fill in an entry form and wear a number to test a new race programme.
    This Thurs 7th members who can't make the 14th will be able to run a marked course round Barnetts Wood but not under race conditions, but with headtorch and off road shoes.
    The Shirenewton run will be the default Club run on 7th.

  2. Seems I'm the only one who reads the comments I'm afraid Dick! Still Leo and I enjoyed the fine views from ShireNewton down to Crick on a beautiful clear starlit night...

  3. It was fun under canopy too Chris, there were dozens of us! Hope u and Leo had a guddun