Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Week Ahead 1 August 2016

Off to Pontypool Park Tuesday for the next LCL road race. A nice course this one along the canal bank for  half the distance. Meet at the Leisure Centre at 6.20.

A choice on Thursday. The run is Beachley and back leaving LC at 7.

Or join in the first session on the recently refurbished track at Beachley camp. Starting at 7, we're doing running form drills and warm-up; 10 - 15 bursts of 300 meters; and a structured warm-down including accelerations.

And finally, the next in our fell race series is the Llanthony Show Hill Race on Saturday.

As series organiser Joc says on the BB:

If you do only one fell race this year make it this one. Worth going just to experience the show – a lovely ‘oldy worldy ‘ rural event with horse jumping, produce competition (flower, veg, cakes, jam, handicrafts etc ), pony judging, gymkhana, sheep shearing, dog show, beer tents, burgers, ice creams, candy floss and all manner of foods, sack races, 3 legged races, a one mile flat race, a full on rodeo …. And a fell race ;) Great for kids young and old!
Pay £5 to enter the show and fell race is free!
3.5 miles/5.6 km, 335m/1100 ft. AS. 12:15 ish start time.
Very easy navigation – marshalled and well marked.
This race is on the other side of the ridge visited by Darrens Dash.

Magor 10k Results

Results for today's Magor 10k are under the Our Races tab, drop down menu to Magor 10k.
Or link to them here:
 Magor 10k web page

Friday, 29 July 2016

LCL Road Race Pontypool

This Tuesday (2nd) is the 4th LCL Road Race at Pontypool

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:

Pontypool Active Living Centre,
Trosnant Street,

Toilets, changing and showers available

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:   
(M4 to J25A, A4042) The above link might differ depending on traffic etc

It’s about 35 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.20 pm

Bang on a 10k. A fast start out the park before a big downhill to the main road and then flat alongside that. About 3 miles in, the only climb up to the canal which you follow back to rejoin the outgoing route (low bridges warning if you are tall!). Finish with a lap round the rugby stadium.

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

Both teams are currently winning so let’s try and keep it that way

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Week Ahead 25 July 2016

Tuesday's session is a paarlauf on the track. Take your partner for La Ronde.

And it's the Two Woods on Thursday.

And finally, the Magor 10k is a sell-out on Sunday. Thanks to all the helpers, and a good one for those running.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Magor 10k - RACE FULL

The Magor 10k, sponsored by Chepstow Garden Centre, is now full. There will be no entries on the day.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Week Ahead 18 July 2016

All Harriers are beseeched to run the Leisure Ctre race at Parc Penallta on Tuesday eve. You'll have seen our Captains' call to arms - at least 30 men and 18 women are needed to fill the three teams. You don't have to be a fast runner to get points for the club.

Share cars at our Leis Ctre at 6.

Thursday's run is over at Sedbury Lane, with a nice route via Tidenham Church, Boughspring and back along Offa's Dike.

For those not looking for a long run, Syd is offering a guided run round our 130 celebration 1 mile course, to prepare you for your leg on Friday/Saturday. You have given Gerry/Dani your name, haven't you? And Jane R for your presence at the celebratory post-relay bbq?

An interesting challenge for energetic Harriers will be the trip to the Black Mountains for our next in the Fell Race Series. Waun Fach is a classic race with no hazardous bits, but a good long climb at the start.

2pm start Saturday, so get your 1 mile relay leg in before travelling.

Ridiculously cheap at £3 enter on the day. Rob Brown Snr is the organiser.

Friday, 15 July 2016

LCL Road Race Penallta

This Tuesday (19th) is the 3rd LCL Road Race at Penallta

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:

Business and Technology Centre,
Tredomen Park
Ystrad Mynach,
CF82 7FN

Toilets available

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:  
(M4 to J27, or Usk and A472)

It’s 45-60 mins (depending on traffic) from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.00 pm

4.8 miles. Starting in the park, two laps of the hill and then a flat run-in. A mix of tarmac and stone/gravel path in the park.

Allow 15 mins to get to the start from the car park!

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

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Week Ahead 11 July 2016

The third Rose Inn on Tuesday. Thanks and good luck to all those helping and/or running.

Then across the waters to Thornbury on Thursday evening for the Sundayshill 10k. You'll have seen the email from the Club Champinships team telling you all about it. May you win many points.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Week Ahead 4 July 2016

On the track Tuesday with July's coach, Geoff Bayliss. 3 or 4 sets of a pyramid of 200, 400 & 600 metres. A classic and effective session.

The ever popular Tintern Trot on Thursday, organised by Dave Andrews with a crack support team. All the best if you're helping and/or running.