Monday, 23 February 2015

GL XC Aberdare

This Sunday (1st) is the final GL XC at Dare Valley, Aberdare

The ladies race starts at 12.40
The men’s race starts at 14.00

The Dare Valley Park postcode for sat-navs is: CF44 7RG

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:

It’s 1 hour from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 10.50 for both races or 12.00 for men only.

Men and women run separate races.
Women run 7km
Men run 10k
It looks like an undulating course

All details of location, parking, course map etc can be found here:

Info about Dare Valley Country Park here:

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Week Ahead 23 Feb 2015

Up to Tutshill Tuesday for another Elm Road massacre.

Then down to the Severn Bridge Thursday for the 5k Time Trial.

And finally, on Sunday the last Gwent League of the season at Dare Valley Country Park. A lovely setting and a challenging course. A chance for a good men's team turnout to gain a surprise promotion.

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Week Ahead 16 Feb 2015

Our newest member of the coaching team, Berna Cantwell, is in charge of the Danes Loop session on Tuesday. We're starting part-way along Kingsmark Lane and going anticlockwise again.

Thursday's run is down to Beachley via the Wyebank estate.

And finally, good luck to all taking part in the second Club Champs of this year - the Pontypool Home Run 10k on Sunday.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Juice+ Presentation Tuesday Night

A reminder - tonight in the Bar from 6.30 - 9pm Brian Jones from Usk Runners will be showing us the range of Juice+ sports performance and recovery products that he and his wife have been representing for some time.

Our Club are pleased to give fellow LCL runner Brian this opportunity, but of course we have no views on the effectiveness of the products.

Monday, 9 February 2015

LCL XC Llantarnam

This Sunday (15th) is the 4rd LCL XC at Llantarnam

The race starts at 11.00

The Llantarnam School/Leisure Centre address is:
Llantarnam Road 
Cwmbran, Torfaen
NP44 3XB

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:

It’s 30 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 9.45

Men and women start together, and then ladies do 3 laps, men do 4.

1.25 miles per lap, so in total 3.75 for women and 5 for men respectively.

Very flat with a tiny ramp at the end of each lap, muddy in the woods for sure

Toilet facilities etc. are available in Llantarnam Leisure Centre.
A hose pipe will be available outside the leisure centre to clean off footwear etc. after the race.
We are not providing shower facilities.
Showers are available in the Llantarnam Leisure Centre and also at Cwmbran Stadium nearby, but runners will need to pay for the use of showers as required.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Week Ahead 9 Feb 2015

On Tuesday we hie to Beech Grove near the Bulwark Athletic Club for a Paarlauf. You need a partner of about the same speed as you, and you take it in turns running a loop of about 400m for a total of 30 minutes split into two sessions.

When we do this on the track each runner has to jog across the track in time to meet their partner at the end of their half-lap. This jog recovery keeps your muscles warmed and adds an extra training benefit to the session. Because there's no track to jog across in a winter paarlauf, we have a short jog circuit at the end of each lap to give those same benefits.

On Thursday you can choose a one-lap 5k or a two-lap 10k course at the Rogue Runs Night Race at the National Diving Centre just along the A48 from Tutshill. The Club are paying the entry fee which includes post-race cake and hot drink. It helps the organisers if you can enter in advance on Tuesday in the Bar.

And finally, the next LCL cross-country is organised by Fairwater Runners at Llantarnam School, Cwmbran at 11 Sunday morning. The usual post-race hot drinks and goodies afterwards.

Have a good week's training and racing!

Monday, 2 February 2015

GL XC Blaise Castle

This Sunday (8th) is the 4th GL XC at Blaise Castle (Bristol)

The ladies race starts at 12.35
The men’s race starts at 14.10

The Blaise Castle postcode for sat-navs is: BS10 7QT

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:

It’s 30 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 11.00 for both races or 13.00 for men only.

Men and women run separate races.
Women run 2 laps for 5.9k
Men run 3 laps for 10k

There’s a playground, cafe, big house and estate so plenty for all to do besides running!

All details of location, parking, course map etc can be found here:

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Chepstow Harriers News Blog: The Week Ahead 2 Feb 2015

That old Winter favourite the Thornwell Loop lies in wait on Tuesday. After your jog down with your pace group, go straight into your first loop. 3 for E/F; 4 for C/D; 5 for A/B. Don't forget to appoint your timekeeper who should start the 90 seconds recovery when half of you have arrived in the refuge.

On Thursday, go for the longest Boughspring run unless you've got a niggle or some other valid reason for one of the shorter routes.

There seems to be  lot of interest in Sunday's Gwent League at Blaise Castle. It's just over the Severn Bridge with lots of family interest: cafĂ©, adventure playground, country house museum, folly, scenic woodland paths etc.

Women's race at 12.35; men's at 2.10.

Look out for meeting times.

And finally,  on Tuesday or Thursday evening you can put your name down for the Away Run Night Race on Thursday 12 Feb at the Diving Centre.