Monday, 30 May 2016

The Week Ahead 30 May 2016

On Tuesday we trot over to Piercefield Park for some speedplay on a gently undulating circuit.

We all start jogging together until we hear the coach's whistle, whereupon we increase the pace to a 10k race pace. After a measured time that only the coach will know, he/she will blow the whistle to signal a return to a jog.

We carry on in this jolly fashion with varying times between whistles for 30 minutes, and then a welcome rest for two minutes.

Then ... we do it again for just 20 minutes in the second spell.

Something different that we hope will be efficacious but enjoyable!

Thursday's run will be the St Pierre and Mathern run.

And finally, the relay season arrives with the Welsh Castles on Saturday/Sunday, and the Rack Raid on Sunday. Good luck and a happy weekend to all our runners.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Handicap Tuesday 24th May 2016 Result

Results are now up, along with final Series runners PB times, and final Series position. 
All on the Handicap page under the Competition tab.
Please let me know if you spot any inconsistencies.

Again thank you to all runners and helpers.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Week Ahead 23 May 2016

The climax to the Handicap series on Tuesday, at Chep Park Wood as usual, first off at 7pm.

No refreshments in situ this time - it's off to the Fountain Inn at Trellech Grange straight after for the prizegiving.

Thursday's run is the Wales Coast Path as far as St Pierre golf course. Then right under or over the motorway, past the fishing ponds to Mathern and back via Mathern Mill and Pwllmeyric.

And finally, the next in our Fell Race series, Cwmdu. Just about 10 miles with three big hills to climb. The second descent is a bit tricky with bilberry bushes to negotiate on a quite steep plunge. The route is marked only here and for a short stretch to the Mynydd Llangorse trig.

Enter on the day, just £5 with drinks, biscuits/cakes (home baked by Lidls!) thrown in.

Cwmdu is easily found on the road to Talgarth, first turning off the A40 after Crickhowell.

Handicap Tuesday 24th May 2016

Handicap times are now on the Handicap page.
Please share transport so we can maximise parking.
And please arrive 5 minutes early so you can collect a race number.
And don't forget to come along to the Handicap Series presentation after the race.
It's at the Fountain Inn at Trellech, where the buffet and your first drink will be paid for by the Club. So come along and show your appreciation for the winners, runners and helpers of this years Handicap Series.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Help needed

I'm looking for help at the final Handicap race on Tuesday 24th May.
Please contact Mike Evans if you can help.
So far I have Rob Brown Jnr & Syd.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

The Week Ahead 16 May 2016

The first Leisure Centre League road race of the season on Tuesday at Cwmbran. Race HQ is the Olive Tree which old hands know as next door to the Oasis Club. See the Captain's email for directions.

Meet at our Leisure Centre at 6.15. Race starts at 7.30, followed by presentation of the Cross Country season awards.

And on Thursday a nice run along the Gloucestershire Way from the Leis Ctre at the usual time. 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

LCL Road Race Cwmbran

This Tuesday (17th) is the 1st LCL Road Race in Cwmbran

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:
The Olive Tree,
Edlogan Way
NP44 2JJ

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:

It’s 30 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.15 pm
If the Olive Tree car park is full, you should park at Morrisons or the railway station

5.9 miles, very flat, mainly up and down each side of the river

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

The XC season prize presentation will take place after the race

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Thursday's Training - Now Piercefield

Thanks to an eagle-eyed member we've heard that the grass on Windmill Hill is too long for running.

So we'll do Thursday's hill session in Piercefield Park. Still two sets of 10 x 1minute up/1 minute down.

Meet at the Leis Ctre at 6.50 as usual.

AND I've just been reminded - it's the second Thursday and we've revived the Club Curry Night down at The Bell Hanger in St Mary's St. I hear there's a fair number planning to go down there after training. Hope to see you there.

May Rose Inn Results

Here are the results for the May Rose Inn 4
 Full Results 10.5.16
 Team Results 10.5.16
 Category Winners 10.5.16

Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Week Ahead 9 May 2016

The season's first Rose Inn on Tuesday. If you're not already signed up to help, you can enter the flat four-miler on the night. Race starts at 7.30.

On Thursday - by popular demand - we're jogging over to Tutshill for the Windmill Hill session. One minute up the grassy bank, then one minute down, turn round and do it again nine more times.

Then two minutes rest and do it all again. Sounds like fun 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Handicap Thursday 5th May 2016 Result

Results are now up, along with runners PB times, and Championship position after 3 races. All on the Handicap page under the Competition tab.
Please let me know if you spot anything wrong.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Handicap Thursday 5th May 2016

Handicap times are now on the Handicap page.
Please share transport so we can maximise parking.
And please arrive 5 minutes early so you can collect a race number.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

The Week Ahead 2 May 2016

Tuesday's track session is 15 x 300 metres with the 100 metre straight as a slow jog recovery. Run with your pace group and take it in turns to lead.

On Thursday in Chepstow Park Wood we run the third Handicap in the series of four. First runner off at 7pm, it's the traditional clockwise circuit. Organiser Mike is pitching for a big turnout with everyone going full out to break the course records!

Runners are asked to kindly wear a race number so we can practise our new timing system. The usual drinks and snacks after the run.

And finally, on Sunday the next Club Championship race, the Stroud Trail Half Marathon. Full details in the recent Club WotsOn.