Wednesday, 30 April 2014

LCL Tues, Venue and Route

The first round of the summer races at the Olive Tree, Edlogan Way, Croesyceiliog NP44 2JJ  on 6 May.
Changing rooms available from 6:30, showers available till 9:30. Car parking – in view of the large number of runners now in the league, we may have to arrange ‘over-flow’ parking at Cwmbran station or the Morrisons store. Marshalls will advise.
Presentation of prizes for the cross-country league will take place in the Olive Tree after the race. 
Course starts on Grange Road (Girlings Road)
-Down to the ‘ burger van’ and left into Llanfrechfra Rd.
-Turn into the park running along the ‘ Girlings’ side of the river.
-Exit car park onto Edlogan Way near Goode’s (ex Oasis).
-Right into Woodland Rd at roundabout
-Right into Woodland Road Social Club.
-Along path on ‘far’ side of the river.
-Left onto Llanfrechfra Rd by the Llanyravon social club.
-Left into Llanyravon Way / Turnpike Rd (police HQ), /Woodland Rd.
-Left into Woodland Rd Social Club
-Along path on ‘far’ side of the river.
-Right at Llanfrechfra Rd, over the river and right into the park.
-Finish on playing fields in front of the Olive Tree (ex Girlings) as previous.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Week Ahead 28 April 2014

Tuesday's session is called the Big W by Coach Sue. Reps of 800 metres/400/200/400/800/400/200/400/800 with 2 mins rec between each.

There's also a Club Fell Series race, the Pentyrch just north of Cardiff - details on our Calendar.

And finally on Thursday the third in the Club Handicap series at Chep PK Wd starting at 7pm. Helpers needed - see the Blog before this one.

Your Help Needed on Thursday

Coach Mike is organising the third Club Handicap on Thursday, and needs help from members with the start/finish.

Please post on Comments below or contact Mike direct if you can help.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Week Ahead 21 April 2014

A choice on Tuesday:

1) On the LC Field at 7 - a track session of 12 X 90 seconds @ 5k pace with a 30 secs jog recovery. Split into 2 sets with 3 mins rest between.

Please note that the LC closes at 8.

2) 1 mile Time Trial at the Forest of Dean Club at Coleford. There are a number of races starting with youngsters at 6 and progressing through to the fastest runners towards 7.

Thursday's run is along the Wye Valley Walk with an alternative track session of 5 X 800.

And finally, the April Club Champs on Sunday is the St Georges 10k at Corsham at 11am. Suggested leaving time from the LC is 9.15.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Week Ahead 14 Apr 2014

Coach Sue says: We head to the track again this Tuesday, where after
warm up and those lovely drills it's take your partners time! The session is a
paarlauf on the track. 200m run, 80m recovery, for 40 mins - great fun! Find a partner who's about the same speed. 

But save a little energy for the Great Easter Egg Hunt a few minutes later when we've all got our breath back.

On Thursday we have the 2nd Club Handicap in Chepstow Park Wood, this time in the opposite direction. 

First off at 7pm.

And finally, the next in our Club Fell Race Series - the Sugar Loaf (7 miles) from Abergavenny Leisure Ctre at 11am. Very much an entry-level fell race. Only £4 and full kit will only be required if we get an unexpected change in the weather. Bring along windproof top and bottoms, hat, gloves, compass just in case, but with any luck they'll stay in the car.
Meet at 9.30 at our LC.

Offa's 'Orror 2014 Provisional Results

Well done to the 263 hardy souls who made it round today. What lovely weather we ordered for you!
Here are the provisional results:  2014 Results

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Sunday 13th April 11:00am

Why watch a race on telly when you could be doing one - a really good one!
We recommend participants wear very grippy shoes - it's muddy out there!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Week Ahead 7 April 2014

This Tuesday we have our first session of the year on the track. Starts with the
warm up laps followed by some drills. Then we have a classic interval session
designed to improve your speed endurance and pace judgement. 4/5 or 5/6 X 800m.

Don't forget - we meet on the field!

The 3 Woods run on Thursday OR for those who missed Tuesday's session - 5 X 800 on the track.

Good luck to those running London or Offa's Orror on Sunday.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Stuart Wins First Handicap

Congrats to Stuart Duncan winner of the first of this year's series of Handicap races round Chepstow Park Wood.

43 Harriers took part with a good number of first-timers of whom Danni Sapsford was first finisher.

Fastest net time was Paul Murrin's of 28:48.

Organiser Mike Evans says thanks to all helpers.

Full results will be posted soon.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Rose Inn Relays Tues 14 April

This morning, 2 April, we received this email:

"We would be grateful if you could let your members know about the Rose Inn Relays (3 x 1.91 Miles) that are happening in a few weeks time.

Tuesday 15th April 2014 - 6:45PM start
full details, online entry and postal entry form are available at:

Many thanks,
Ian McDonald
Chairman /  Race Director
San Domenico RC"

This is the first we've heard about it and had scheduled a normal training session followed by a monthly committee meeting on that Tuesday. These may well still go ahead, but we expect that many members will want to make up teams for the relay as we usually do.