Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Confirmed Islwyn LCL Results

Confirmed results for the LCL Road Race on 28th July are now on the website, as are the results in the road series so far and the combined xc and road.
  Chepstow Road LCL website page

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Week Ahead 27 July 2015

The next race in the ever popular LCL Summer Series is organised by Islwyn Runners at Parc Penallta near Ystrad Mynach on Tuesday. See the detailed Blog below for where and when. This is a nice traffic-free route.

On Thursday we have an Away Run in Tintern at the Parva vineyard. You need to tell us you're going for catering reasons - there's food and a glass of wine after. If you don't use the Bulletin Board, please register your intention to go in the Comments box below.

Magor Marsh - Sunday 26th July

Here are the results for Magor Marsh:
 Magor Marsh 2015 Results

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

LCL Road Race Penallta

This Tuesday (28th) is the 4th LCL Road Race at Penallta

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:

Business and Technology Centre
(Penallta Park)
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7FN

 Toilets available!

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:  

It’s 50 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.00 pm

The route is 99% the same as above with an extra bit in the NE corner, and the last section is extended to finish in front of the council offices, to make about 5.5 miles (I suspect less).

Please note the start is nearly 1 mile from the car park!

We need at least 30 men and 18 women to score for the club

The ladies need to maintain their winning streak, and the men have continually improved from 5th to 3rd to 2nd over the first 3 races.

The remaining road race to put in your diaries is ours:

Tues 18th August Chepstow Harriers. 7:30 pm
Venue: Undy FC, The Ramp, Undy. NP26 3EW

Away Run - Parva Party 30th July

Here are details of the Parva Party (away run) on Thursday 30th July:


Here is a .gpx file of the route for you all you Garmin types.


Car parking is very tight - please meet beforehand to share cars.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Week Ahead 20 July 2015

Back to the track Tuesday for some speed endurance work. 3 x 1600 m (4 laps), speeding up at the start of the last lap, and speeding up a bit more for the second half of the last lap. This is to reproduce the effort you make towards the end of a race. A very slow one lap jog is your recovery between each effort.

Thursday's run is billed by Coach Mike as an MT type run.

And finally, thanks to all who've volunteered to help at Magor Marsh on Sunday, and have a good one to all racing it! 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

The Week Ahead 13 July 2015

The third Rose Inn on Tuesday. Our new team in charge are doing a marvellous job.

On Thursday we're meeting at Tutshill at 7.15 for the Windmill Hill session. Make sure you leave the Leisure Ctre dead-on 7. This is a continuous one minute up/one minute down cycle. Don't worry if you miss the start - just jump on the merry-go-round as it goes up or down, making sure you're on the start line at the bottom when the one-minute whistle goes for the next up surge.

The session goes on until at least 7.45. Make sure you do 10 cycles if not more. I hear there are prizes for those who do the most!

The next race in our Club Fell Race Series is Waun Fach on Saturday at 2pm at the Cwmfforest Riding Centre near Pengenfford on the road to Talgarth, LD3 0EU. Organised by the Club's Rob Brown Snr, this is a classic fell race - 7 miles/2,000 ft total climb - taking in the highest point of the Black Mountains.

Full windproof body cover, map, compass and whistle essential, but don't be put off if you're a capable runner with a confidence of running on rough ground and a sense of direction. Have a chat with one of the Club's experienced fell runners if you're not sure. Entry on the day is £3 plus £1 parking per car.

Rob is still looking for a couple of helpers - 01291 689741.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Week Ahead 6 July 2015

The third Summer LCL on Tuesday at Llanhennock, just outside Caerleon. Leave Chep at 6.20 for the 7.30 race start.

And remember it's the July Club Championship, so points at stake.

And finally, round the Three Woods on Thursday.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Charmouth Trip Off

Alas we couldn't get enough people to make the trip to Charmouth this Saturday. Apologies to anyone inconvenienced.

Let's hope we can round up more people next year - Sat 2 July.