Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Week Ahead 29 Dec 2014

The Coaches hope you had a good Christmas, and that you are chafing at the bit (whatever that may mean) to get out with your clubmates for a good blast down the Link Road.

Yes, we see out the old year with the ever-popular 800s session. Hurrah! I hear you cry. Or maybe not - my hearing isn't what it was.

The session is so cunningly devised that you do more downhill running than up. You lucky people to have such a skilled and up-to-date coaching team! And all for less than 15/5 per week.

The Leisure Centre is apparently closed on Thursday for some reason.

But on Saturday your presence is requested by your Club for the little matter of our mob match with the Les Croupiers mob on the slopes of Monmouth's wee hillock. Yes the Kymin Fell Race is calling.

2pm Saturday, only £5 enter on the day, with post-race buffet.

There are rumours of a gentle recce on Tuesday. 9.30 from Monmouth LC - is that still on V?

Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Week Ahead 22 Dec 2014

Just the one club training session this week, so take advantage of the 20 minutes out-and-back run down the Link Road and over the Bridge and back.

Coach Sue has been out shopping for prizes for the best fancy dress, to be awarded at the end of the 40 minute run.

The Coaching Team wish you all a good Christmas and look forward to putting you through your paces again after the break.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Week Ahead 15 Dec 2014

This week sees the start of the festivities for Chepstow Harriers. Tuesday is the annual Treasure Hunt, a run with a difference followed by festive refreshments. Meet at Neil's house at Hayesgate ready to run at 7pm.

Thursday is busy. Meet at the leisure centre at the usual time for the Danes loop: 4 or 5 hilly 1200m loops with a 2 minute recovery.
The evening is rounded off with the Club Christmas meal at The Shangri La.
And finally, the last Club Champs of 2014 - the Skirrid Fell Race at 2pm Saturday. A very friendly hill race with a fast start and finish over the fields. Chips and beer for all runners. I haven't heard what we're having in the pub after...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Bulletin Board

If you can access this blog posting then you clearly know a way to get to the website via 'google sites'. Well done! However, the host for both our domain name '' and Bulletin Board have frozen our account so you won't be able to access it for a day or so. Don't worry - the webmasters are on the case and normal service will be resumed soon!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Week Ahead 8 Dec 2014

Coach Sue says: "Tuesday's training is our regular session down at Thornwell.
Longer Intervals of 1200m run at 5km pace but repeated 4 or 5 times.

Warm up is from the Leisure Centre and should include some speed bursts down the link
road; every 3rd lamppost is a good guide. If you go straight there make sure you warm up. Chief Coach Dick will be in charge tonight as unfortunately I am away."

And on Thursday we have the Hayesgate run.

Have a good week.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Gwent League XC Brecon

Gwent League XC Brecon

This Saturday 6th December is the 3rd Gwent League XC at Brecon

Your last chance to run for the club in 2014! The ladies need a full team to stay safe in Div 1 and the men have a chance of promotion so come on!

The ladies' race is at 12.50
The men's race is at 14.20

The Brecon LC postcode for sat-navs is: LD3 9SR 
(Loads of facilities including bowling!

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:

t’s just over 1 hour from Chepstow so 
meet at the LC at 10.50 for both races or 12.20 for the men's race

Women do 1 shorter lap and 1 big lap (5.7km)
Men do 3 big laps (9.4km) 

All the info is on their website here: