Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Week Ahead 1 May 2017

The first Leisure Centre League road race of the new season on Tuesday at Parc Bryn Bach up the Heads of the Valley by Tredegar. Meet at LC 5.30. A friendly traffic-free route no more than 10k.

Also we'll be presented with our trophies from the Xc season.

Back home on Thursday. Choose from a nice ramble up the Gloucestershire Way or a LC track session of two or three sets of 400/200/200. Both start at 7.
And of course the usual 40 minutes out and back guided route is on offer.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Handicap Update #5

Times for Thursday the 27th April 2017 Handicap race are now available, they can be found at the usual place.
Please arrive early to collect you Handicap number, and be aware of previous requests concerning parking.

See you all there.

The Handicapper.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Week Ahead 24 April 2017

The popular LC Track fartlek on Tuesday. Remember to jog round and warmup while you're waiting for the MC to do their turn.
And finally, the second Handicap on Thursday. The times are up on the website right now.

Offa's 'Orror 2017 Results

Offa's 'Orror 2017 Results:
 Today we used our new Chip Timing system and are pleased to announce that the Offa's 'Orror results now contain 'chip to chip' times for you all. This is for personal information only as officially all race positions and prizes must be based on 'gun to chip' times.
  Here are the updated results:

 2017 Results with chip times

 The team results and Winners list is on the website on the Offa's 'Orror page.

 Some photos too here from Gerry Ashton:

 Gerry's Photos from near finish

 Gerry's photos at first drink station

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Handicap Update #4

The handicap times for the second Handicap race on Thursday 27th April 2017 should be available Monday evening, they will be found from the link on the Handicap page of the Harriers. They will take into account Harriers runners times from Lydney Parkrun on Saturday 22nd, but not the Harriers runners times from the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd😉.

So far I've received offers of help from the following, along with the jobs I've allocated them, if I'm mistaken, please let me know.

Geoff Cram - results & start
Syd - start & finish
Dick - start & finish
Barry - timing keypad
Andy Creber - parking
Gareth - course marking

HELP - I still need two bakers, each to bake around 25 small pieces of cake. Let me know if you can help.

Please arrive early to pick up your Handicap race number.

Share cars were ever possible to help with parking, as space will be limited. There is some parking just off the road to The Cot, and at Fedw Woods. We will be double parking cars, so if you can't stay until the end of the evening, please don't park in the car park, or at least speak to the person doing the parking duties.

This races SPOT PRIZE will be awarded to the runner who wears the silliest socks(on their feet), as judged by me.

Hope to see you all there.

The Handicapper.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Week Ahead 17 April 2017

 Tuesday on our track, and take your partner for a Paarlauf.

We're at Brockweir/Hewelsfield on Thursday for an away run on part of the Offa's Orror course. If you haven't booked your post-run food & drink, do so now on this website's Bulletin Board or on the Harriers' Facebook page. If Mackenzie Hall car park is full, you'll find space at the village shop just up the road where we'll do the eating & drinking. Either way the run starts at the Hall at 7.

On Saturday you can run the legendary Cribyn, the next in the Club's Fell Race Series. Details on the website Competitions page.

And finally, it's the actual Offa's Orror on Sunday. If you'd not helping or running, you might well be up Lunnon running or watching the Marathon. Whichever, have a good time 😀😃

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Club BB

The webmaster does know about the problems with the BB.
These things have a habit of resolving themselves.... so I'll wait till tomorrow before investigating further.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Week Ahead 10 April 2017

At last the waiting's over! Mr Evans's first Handicap of 2017 starts at 6.45 on Tuesday in Chepstow Park Wood. Parking is even tighter than ever this year now those nice Forestry folk have built a bank round the edges of the parking area. So please share cars and be prepared to park in Fedw Wood, on the right coming from Chep before you reach the Cot turnoff.
Your Handicap time should be listed on the Handicap page, but may not be there if you haven't renewed your membership.
There's a track session on the LC field Thursday followed by some frolics from the Social Sistas lol.
Also on Thursday Geoff Bayliss will lead a guided 45 min out and back easy run for those interested. It will be at the pace of the slowest. Meet on the LC field at 7:00.
Remember this week gives you two opportunities to garner Club Champs points: the Tuesday Handicap is one, and Saturday's Lydney park run is the other. Oh it's all too much...

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday 11th April 2017 Race 1 Handicap Times

Handicap times for the first Handicap race on Tuesday 11th April 2017, are now ready. They can be accessed from the link on the Handicap page, which can be reached from the Competition tab on the website.

Please arrive early to pick up your Handicap race number.

Share cars were ever possible to help with parking, as space will be limited. There is some parking just off the road to The Cot, and at Fedw Woods.

Hope to see you all there.

The Handicapper.

Thursday's Running

 Just to clarify the options.

The 2 Woods Run. Great Barnetts Wood, Cockshoot Wood, then across the fields to the left of Fryth Wood to St Arvans. Through the village and if the light's good enough back across the fields the far side of the racecourse to Piercefield Park. If it's getting gloomy, run back along the footpath of the A466.

For those wanting a less hectic run Jen Danger is leading a gentler 45 minute out and back road-based run.

The third choice will continue the recent Thursday speed sessions but will not be at Beachley this time, but on the Leisure Centre track which has been cut and marked. Dick won't be there, but the regulars know what to do.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Handicap Update #2

Due to some late payments of membership fees, resulting in the need to rework the handicap times for the first handicap race, the times will now unfortunately not be available until tomorrow evening.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Handicapper.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Week Ahead 3 April 2017

Be up on the Leisure Centre track Tuesday for a Pyramid Session led by Rich Milliken.

All track sessions will be in three parts (like Gaul I hear) - warmup/drills; the running bit; and the warm down with your group.

Thursday's run is the 2 woods. You still need your hi-viz top remember for a couple more weeks as you will prob have to emerge on to the road before you finish your run.