Sunday, 31 May 2015

The week ahead 1st June

Coach Mike is in charge of Tuesdays’ Paarlauf session on the track followed by relays and on Thursday we head off to The Huntsman on the Usk road for a 5 or 7 mile away- run followed by refreshments. We ran this last year and many asked if could we do it again in the light so that we can enjoy the views?  So thank you Stuart for organising it again! Venue: Hunstman Hotel,Usk Road, Shirenewton,Chepstow NP16 6BU.

Other choices mid week are the Brecon 5 on Tuesday and the Burrington Blaster on Thursday

On Saturday we have the 4th race in the Fell Series - Darren's Dash from Longtown, just north of Abergavenny. Details are here: Darrens Dash.
Then on Sunday there's the local Whitebrook Windup 10k / Half Mara or the more distant Worcester 10k and Magic Roundabout 10k at Hay on Wye.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

2015 Handicap Stats

The final Handicap result, overall standings and PBs can now be found off links on the Handicap tab.

Cotswold Way Relays - CWR 2015

James has been doing some sterling work in getting information out to members about the teams, maps and support points for this year's relay.

It can all be viewed on the CWR part of the 'Relays' page on the website. Go to the Club Only Events, tab and scroll down to Relays.

Or just go to this link:

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Handicap Tuesday 26th May

Start list can be found on the Handicap tab.

The Week Ahead 25 May 2015

The exciting finale to our Handicap series on Tuesday at Chepstow Pk Wd 7pm. Then off to the Fountain Inn at Trellech Grange for food, drink and prizes. Thanks to Mike and the team for a great series.

Up on the track Thursday for the postponed Up the Clock session. Train yourself to keep up a good pace over lengthening distances with decreasing recovery distances - one of the keys to improving race performance.

And finally, our two teams take on the rest of Gwent and surrounding areas for the annual Rack Raid Relay on Sunday. If you haven't nailed a place, please come and support. Itinerary is on the Bulletin Board, and full details on: 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Last Handicap Race and Awards Presentation - Tuesday 26th May 2015.

Just to let you know that there will be no coffee, tea, biscuits, etc., after the race.

There will however be a buffet and a free drink after the race, at The Fountain Inn, Trellech Grange.

The presentation of The Handicap Awards will take place after the buffet.

Please come along to show your appreciation to the winners, helpers and all others involved in the Handicap Series.

Please let me know if you can help on the Handicap.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

LCL Road - Parc Bryn Bach - Provisional Results

Here are the provisional results for the LCL at Parc Bryn Bach on the 19th May:
 Provisional Results

More runners needed for Cotswold Way!

Following some recent drop-outs, we're now down to 39 able-bodied runners for the CWR.

We need 40 for our teams - plus some reserves too.

So if anyone who hasn't yet said they want to run is around on the 27th June they would be most welcome!

They can drop me a line here: 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

The Week Ahead 18 May 2015

The first LCL road race of the Summer on Tuesday at Parc Bryn Bach near Tredegar just off the Heads of the Valley Road. Meet at our Leis Ctre at 5.55. Race starts at 7.30. Pop into the park centre/cafĂ© after for a shower, refreshments and to cheer on our runners at the xc prize-giving.

To keep up your summer speed we have an up-the-Clock track session on Thursday. CHANGE OF PLAN! So many people are saying they want to do the LCL on Tuesday that we think there won't be many customers for speed work on Thursday. So we'll do a swap with next Thursday and have a nice long run along the Wye Valley Walk to Porthcasseg and up Gaer Hill.
But if you're determined to get on the track, I'll be pleased to coach a session on Thursday. Maybe 5 x 800 or whatever people fancy. Please post a Comment below.

And finally, run the Tredegar House parkrun on Saturday morn 9 o'clock, and gain £10 for the Nepal Earthquake funds. Your first parkrun? Register here and get your barcode:

Thursday, 14 May 2015

LCL Road Race Parc Bryn Bach

This Tuesday (19th) is the 1st LCL Road Race at Parc Bryn Bach

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:
Parc Bryn Bach,
Merthyr Road,
NP22 3AY
(Just off the Heads of the Valleys rd)

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:

It’s 1 hour from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 5.55 (leave 6pm)

One lap up and down a hill, before going round the lake, and then another loop round the first hill to finish. 5.85 miles

There are showers and changing in the visitor centre, and the prizes for the XC season will also be given out afterwards

The other 4 road races to put in your diaries are:

Tues 16th June Monmouth RC. 7:30 pm
Venue: Trelleck, Monmouth, NP25 4PA.

Tues 7th July Caerleon RC. 7:30 pm
Venue: Llanhennock, Caerleon, NP18 1LT.

Tues 28th July Islwyn RC. 7:30 pm
Venue: Penallta Parc, Hengoed, CF82 7PG.

Tues 18th August Chepstow Harriers. 7:30 pm
Venue: Chepstow Leisure Centre, Chepstow, NP16 5LX

Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Week Ahead 11 May 2015

All hands to the pumps on Tuesday for the first Rose Inn of the season. Best of luck to the new Race Director team.

Back on track Thursday for a pyramid session.

And finally, on Sunday the next in the Chepstow Harriers Fell Series race, the Sirhowy Challenge. Tough yes, but doable for any reasonable roadie.  Give it a go and enjoy the free pint after.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake Appeal (via the Gurkha Trust)

Please see the entry under the Handicap section of the Bulletin Board, for some important information concerning the Appeal.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Week Ahead 4 May 2015

Be at Devauden Village Hall on Monday for our May Club Champs race. Fun runs for the kids and Bank Holiday fun for all

Join Coach Rich Matthews on the field on Tuesday for his Run and Turn About session. This proved very popular last season and will do wonders for your race speed and endurance.

The third in the Handicap series up at Chepstow Park Wood on Thursday. First off at 7.


Can be found on the Handicap tab.

Handicap Thursday 7th May 2015

Mike has put the start list for the 3rd Handicap on the website, find it on the Handicap tab.