Friday, 30 December 2016

Thank You

As some of you already know, last nights training session was my last as a Chepstow Harriers coach. I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone for your help, support and effort during my coaching stints over the last few years.



Monday, 26 December 2016

The Week Ahead 26 December 2016

A jolly Tour of the Town from the steps in the Leisure Ctre at 7 on Tuesday.
And on Thursday a session up School Hill led by Coach Mike. Meet in the bar at the usual time and jog down town to Station Road.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Week Ahead 19 December 2016

Trot down to Thornwell Tuesday for lots of laps of the Loop. Be ready and warmed up by 7.20.
Another seasonal treat lined up by Coach Mike on Thursday. Kerazee costumes to be worn for the Relay Revels round Beachley track. Prizes for fancy dress and relay winners are being whispered. And mince pies and drinks for all! 7 o'c start of course.
And finally - why not scuttle round a parkrun on Christmas morn to whet the appetite for dinner?

Friday, 16 December 2016

Away Run at the Racecourse Night Race 19 January

As we did earlier this year, we're hooking up with Rogue Runs and offering all Harriers a free entry to next year's Night Race at Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday 19 January.
Paul and Andy will be announcing soon how to go about putting in your entry.
And of course cake and coffee will also be given to volunteer helpers.

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Week Ahead 12 December 2016

An early start for the Severn Bridge 5k on Tuesday to allow time for runners & helpers to get into their glad rags for the Christmas meal.
So be at the start ready to fly at 7 sharp!
Thursday's run is the Hayesgate one that takes us along lanes that were trod last Thursday in the Treasure Hunt.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Young and/or Fast Runners Wanted

This email from Cardiff Met Uni just received:

Thank you for circulating my previous email, our research project investigating how the nervous system regulates the function of the heart and blood vessels has been progressing steadily. However, we are still currently recruiting for young (18-30 years old) male endurance runners who complete >30miles of running per week. Additionally, we would like to recruit participants who have achieved the times outlined below in the past year:
5km - <17.00 minutes
10km - <34.00 minutes
HM - <75.00 minutes

I have spoken with my supervisory team and we are willing to conduct a series of treadmill-based exercise tests to quantify the maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) of several runners from Chepstow Harriers, free of charge, on the condition that a number of them complete the research project outlined above. The precise numbers can be negotiated, but clearly the more members who volunteer for our research, the more VO2max tests we would be able to offer. In principle, to make this service mutually beneficial, we would need at least five of your runners who fit the above specification to complete the full research project. I hope you can understand that for us to offer this weekend of testing for free, which would normally cost £150-£200 per participant, per test, we would like to get some really interesting data about cardiovascular function in these elite level runners.

Please let me know if you think your running club would be interested in such an arrangement. Please also feel free to contact me on 07807011855 if you would like to discuss further details of the research project or exercise testing.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,

Jack Talbot

Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Week Ahead 5 December 2016

Over to Tutshill on Tuesday for Mike's Severn Avenue Loop. Meet at the junction with Sedbury Lane ready and warmed up for a 7.20 start.
And finally, on Thursday make your way to Neil and Clare's Hayesgate for the traditional Treasure Hunt. Competitive teams need a combination of speed, guile, brainwork and enterprise.
Make sure you've booked your place on the bulletin Board if you want to tuck into the soup and mince pies.