Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Week Ahead 26 June 2017

Tuesday's session is designed to improve running efficiency. 12 one minute efforts at 3-5k pace with one minute recoveries.
Thursday's run is over to Sedbury Lane, through the Diving Centre, Tidenham Church, Boughspring and back via Offa's Dyke path.
Also on the menu is the timed mile on our track. Originally for those getting to an age ending in zero in 2017, all are welcome to take part.
And as always we have the guided 45 minute run.
And finally - on Saturday we have our annual Charmouth coach trip. The 8 mile cliff top race, the Charmouth Challenge - is July's Club Champs as well as a Club Fell Champs.
Still time to book your place: only £10 for adults and £5 for children. Leaves LC at 9.30 (note change!) Race starts 2.30. Also 3 mile shortened version.
If you'd still with us, let me clear up any confusion about where to report on Club nights. The bar in the LC is where the MC will be, for meeting and greeting and sorting out running groups. But if it's summertime and you've come to do a track session, the Coach will be waiting on the track to get cracking at 7. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Week Ahead 19 June 2017

Up on our track Tuesday for a fartlek or speedplay session. A long-established Scandinavian concept, the changes of pace give a marvellous training effect in an enjoyable way.
The choice on Thursday:
A long run on the Gloucestershire Way;
A steady out-and-back 45 minute run;
3 or 4 sets of 400m/200m/200m on the track.
Whichever you choose, please meet on the track at 6.50: our MCs may be good but even they have difficulty in being in more than one place at a time.
And finally - the Cotswold Way Relay on Saturday. We have 5 teams of 10, but we're still looking for at least one reserve for Team 5. The chances of a reserve getting a run are very high - just one injury, illness or domestic problem among the current 50 and we're in trouble.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Quizzers Needed Saturday Night

We've been asked to put a team in for the annual Charity Quiz in the Leisure Centre bar on Saturday at 7.30.

So far we're struggling to raise a team: it's Syd, Rebekah and me to date. We're not looking for geniuses (genii?), just anyone who likes a challenge.

Put your name in the Comments box below if you fancy it, please!


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Week Ahead 12 June 2017

The second Rose Inn Tuesday. Sure it'll be as successful as the first thanks to the efforts of all.

Choices on Thursday:

Three Woods run;

Out and back steady run;

Windmill Hill session over at Tutshill

Meet for all in LC Bar 6.55

And finally - the next in the Club Fell series, the Coity Race in the hills behind Blaenavon. A real beginners' race, £5 entry on day. Starts 1pm, meet LC 11.15.

And even more finally - quizzes desperately need for the Leisure Centre Charity Quiz on Saturday eve 7.30. No matter how few brain cells you have we need you in the Harriers team!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Week Ahead 5 June 2017

On Tuesday we travel to Parc Penallta for the next GLCL road race. See the Club Captains' email/postings for meet time. Race as usual starts at 7.30.

Thursday's choice is:

The  run across Piercefield Park, up to Porthcasseg and the round trip back;

Paarlauf on the LC track;

The steady 45 minute out and back.

Chepstow Harriers are also invited to the inaugural run on the new Pembroke School running circuit. Billed as a Race for Life, on a 1 mile circuit, we're supporting the run and the school's enterprise in creating this circuit for the benefit of the community. Our Juniors and Seniors are planning to take advantage of the facilities in times to come.

The event starts at 1.30 this Friday. Pembroke School is in Fairfield Road, Bulwark, on the right just before the shops, postcode NP16 5JN.

And finally, our current C25K graduates will be tackling the Lydney parkrun on Saturday. Come along and give them a cheer.