Sunday, 26 June 2016

The Week Ahead 27 June 2016

You'll have seen the email about Tuesday's event - the next Club Champs race just over the Bridge, the Aztec West 5k. Enter on the night.

A choice on Thursday: The Wye Valley Walk, Eagles Nest, Porthcasseg, Gaer Hill and ever onwards, with plenty of opportunities along the way to head back.

OR the ever popular Windmill Hill session over in Tutshill. 2 sets of 10  one minute up/one minute downs.

And finally, still time to sign up for our annual club trip on Saturday (leave at 10) to the seaside at Charmouth. An optional 8 mile rugged hill race up on the cliffs, or a shortened fun run. Loads of food and drink after. Only £20 for adults, £5 for school children, pre-school free. Friends and neighbours welcome.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

The Week Ahead 20 June 2016

We're hosting the second LCL summer race at Undy FC on Tuesday.

Thanks to all helpers and good luck to all runners.

A choice on Thursday:

The Offa's Dyke Run,

OR on the track Sue will be in charge of Chris's next timed interval session. This one is 6 lots of 2 1/2 minute bursts split into 2 sessions.

And finally, on Saturday we decamp to England for the Cotswold Way Relay. 6 teams this year, masterminded by Paul Dodd.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

LCL Road Race Undy - 21st June

This Tuesday (21st) is the 2nd LCL Road Race at Undy

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:

Undy FC,
The Ramp/The Causeway
NP26 3EW

Toilets, changing and bar available

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:
(Go motorway or A48, it’s not much difference)

It’s 20 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.30 pm

5.25 miles using the Magor Marsh route round the Rose Inn loop

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

After the run there will be food and cake – please let Dick know if you want some if you haven’t already done so

Sunday, 12 June 2016

The Week Ahead 13 June 2016

The second Rose Inn Tuesday. Thanks to all helpers: bona fortuna to all runners!

A choice on Thursday. The long run is the Three Woods. For those needing their weekly speed session up on the track, Chris is putting on bursts of three minutes at 10k pace in two sets of four with 90 seconds recoveries.

And finally, on Saturday Joc invites you to take part in a very friendly fell race - in England for a change. Darrens Dash is the 4th in our Fell Series, 6 miles long and 1,312 ft climb from Longtown Primary School, Herefordshire at 2pm. Children's races and entertainment make this a great family occasion.

£11 pre entry on
£13 on the day.

There's a rumour going round that our Head Coach is offering crèche facilities for well-behaved sons and daughters (if such beings exist).

Friday, 10 June 2016

Harriers - Run or Spectate at the Night of Endurance!

On the evening of Saturday 9 July at Barry Stadium, WA are putting on a new unique event.

This is a track based meeting that will be aimed at both the local and national endurance running communities.

There will be 2 distances on offer over a number of races, these will be 10K and 1 mile. The events will be graded on previous/expected times. While the events are taking place we will be encouraging the supporters to get up close and build a good atmosphere. We plan to provide on-going entertainment for the duration of the event.

Entry is free for spectators.

We are pleased to announce that the event will incorporate the Welsh Senior 10,000m Championships.

Entries will close 2 weeks before the event (25th June) so that the seeding can be done.

You will receive an e-mail of the details before the event and number collection will be on the day from the registration tent which will be located track side.
Details and entry forms here:

Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Week Ahead 6 June 2016

Coach Chris's first June Tuesday session is a timed track exercise made up of alternative 3 and 6 minute speed efforts with 2 minutes recovery between each.

So start with 3 minutes at the pace you would run the Rose Inn 4-miler. After 2 mins recovery run 6 mins at your RI pace. Rest 2 mins then back to 3 mins.

One more 6 minute burst, and round off with a final 3 min burst.

Thursday takes us along the Gloucestershire Way and back via Offa's Dyke. And after remember to pop down to Wetherspoons for our monthly curry night.

Have a good week.