Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Week Ahead 26 Oct 2015

On Tuesday it's down to the Severn Bridge for a continuous hill session made up of the shorter, steeper slope leading up from the tunnel under the motorway, and a longer shallower incline along the cycle track. Meet at the Leis Ctre at the usual time or down on the Bridge at 7.15.

Thursday's run takes us down to Mounton, up Ticken Hill and on to Shirenewton. Then left down towards Crick and back via Hayesgate.

And finally, the November Club Championship race, the Bog and Bryn multi-terrain race from Cwmbran stadium at 10.30 on Sunday. The website says you can still enter even on the day if the limit of 250 isn't reached. I see last year there were 130 odd runners.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Week Ahead 19 Oct 2015

Over to Elm Road Tuesday for our regular staple from end to end of the quarter-mile closed off street. Fast feet down and strength/endurance work up: excellent training.

Down to the Severn Bridge Thursday for another chance to gauge your fitness over the measured 5k. We may ask you to wear a number for a trial of our cutting-edge timing softwear.

We do need help on Thursday - a human bollard for the turn-round and someone to help at the finish. Please contact Dick if you can help.

And finally, on Saturday come to the welcoming Crown Inn at Pantygelli just north of Abergavenny for the Sugar Loaf fell race, next in our Fell series and a friendly race for beginners. 2pm start, £4 entry on the day. 8k/444metres of climb, well-marked course, marvellous 360 views as you circle the summit, free buffet back in the pub.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Week Ahead 12 Oct 2015

It's down to Thornwell shops on Tuesday for that old favourite the Thornwell Loop. Sue is in charge of this one so I'd advise you to be on your best behaviour.
Thursday's run is another old favourite, the Tour of our picturesque Town. Please take time to enjoy the scenery.
And finally, on Sunday our October Club Champs race is the Horton Bull Run over in the delightful Cotswolds. Enjoy, but don't come back whinging if you get gored: you should have run faster. I understand that none of the bulls are overly fierce but our Club Champs Co-ordinators advise cautious members to blank out the red parts of their Club vest.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Gwent League XC - Bridgend

This Sunday (11th) is the first GL XC at Bridgend

The ladies race starts at 13.20
The men’s race starts at 15.00

The Bridgend address is:

Bridgend Athletic Club
Newbridge Fields
CF31 4AD

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:

It’s 1 hour from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 11.30 for both races or 13.00 for men only.

Men and women run separate races

Women run 6.6km
Men run 10k

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

Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Week Ahead 5 Oct 2015

October already - whatever next?

Coach Rich Matthews is in charge and he'd like you to do a fartlek session on Tuesday down on the Link Road. You run steadily from one lamppost to the next and then accelerate to a fast lick to the next lamppost but one. And so on. Sounds like fun to me.

On Thursday it's the Hayesgate Run.

All of which should hone you nicely for the first Gwent League cross-country of the season at Bridgend. It doesn't take long along the motorway and it's a pleasant course with the one hill per lap.

The race schedule is easily seen via the link on our XC page.

Watch out for the Club Captains' email with the meeting time.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

AGM Thur 19 November

Advance warning of our 2015 AGM date.

All members will receive a formal notice inviting nominations for Committee positions and motions for consideration at the meeting.