Monday, 31 July 2017

The Week Ahead 31 July 2017

On Tuesday we travel to Cwmbran for the final Summer race of this season's Leisure Centre League series. The team, individual and combined Winter/Summer trophies will all be decided.

Meet at our LC at 6.10 to leave at 6.15.

Thursday's choice:

Three Woods Run

45 mins out-and-back steady run

On our grass track, one minute out & one minute back.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

2017 Magor 10k Results

Thanks for coming everyone. It stayed dry!
 Full Results are here: Full Results
 and the Category Winners are here: Category Winners

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Week Ahead 24 July 2017

Tuesday's training is Kevin's Piggies Hill session. Meet as usual in the LC bar and jog together to the park.

And Thursday brings a new venture. Denise is organising a competition on the Severn Bridge followed by refreshments at the Thornwell Football Club. It's a 5k run on the downstream side of the Severn Bridge (as opposed to the upstream side where we do the 5k Time Trial).The twist? You have to predict your finish time and the winner is the one who gets nearest to their prediction.

Be down at the Bridge by 6.50 to do the prediction and fix on your timing chip.

And finally - we're putting on the Magor 10k on Sunday at 10am from Undy church hall. Race is full but check with Al Dobbs and Lou Crockett if you're helping.

Friday, 21 July 2017

NAKED 5K Update

If you are coming along to the Naked 5K, please let me or Denise know by Sunday please, as we need to buy the food.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Power of Three tonight on the LC track

You might like to get yourself in a team of three of roughly equal speed in advance of tonight's session.

Or wait to see who turns up and sort it out during the warm-up.

Me? I'm looking for two more slow runners 😀

Monday, 17 July 2017

NAKED 5K Thursday 27th July 2017

That's got your attention then.

Yes, your next Away Run is a Naked 5K.

Now, I know that can conjure up some pleasant images in some cases, but not so pleasant in others.

What is it I hear you ask (or perhaps not). It's a :-

5K race (out & back)starting on the Welsh side of the Severn Bridge (down stream side).
It's you against the clock.
You tell me your predicted 5K time.
No electronics or any other methods of time management allowed (my decisions are final).
The winner, is the runner closest to their predicted time.


Refreshments & games at Thornwell Football Club after the race.

Race will start at 19:00, please arrive early to pick up your number/chip & for further instructions.

I'm looking for one helper to be the "human bollard" at the turning point, anyone volunteer?

So, whose in?

Please put your name below if you're coming along.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Week Ahead 17 July 2017

Tuesday's session on the track is Kevin's Power of Three Relay that you may remember from its introduction on the Beachley track. Teams of three run 100, 300 and a surprise 400 metres in a session designed to improve your speed/endurance.
We've also been asked to mention the r2t2 event in Chepstow Park Woods. You can run or bike it, details on the BB.
The choice on Thursday:
Wales Coast Path run.
On our track, sets of 400, 200, 200.
The guided out-and-back 45 minute steady run.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

IAAF Championships Tickets

 Email from Welsh Athletics

As part of our Inspired by 2017 programme we have been granted access to a limited number of tickets for the forthcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships. As an affiliated club, we would like to offer your registered members an exclusive option to purchase tickets for these championships which are taking place in London between the 4th and 13th of August 2017.

The full competition programme can be found on the following link;

Please could we ask you to forward this email to your members and request that if they would like to purchase any tickets, they please complete the attached order form indicating preferences.

Please note; there are a limited amount of tickets available for each session, tickets cannot be guaranteed and all tickets will be issued on a ‘first come first served basis’). Please also note that only Category D tickets are available through this Welsh Athletics offer. 

To take advantage of this offer all requirements must be returned by Wednesday 19th July. Request forms (attached) should be emailed to

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss this further. Finally, a big thank you to all clubs, secretaries and chairs that supported the previous ‘Star Volunteer’ campaign in which we were lucky enough to reward and recognise a number of volunteers throughout the sport. 

Chris Moss

Sunday, 9 July 2017

The Week Ahead 10 July 2017

The third Rose Inn Tuesday.  Good fortune to all who help and/or run.
The choice on Thursday:
Wye Valley Walk run;
Up the Clock on the track;
The Guided 45 Minute Run.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The Week Ahead 3 July 2017

The next GLCL road race starts in Pontypool Park on Tuesday and follows the Pontypool 10k course.
Meet at our LC at 6.15.
On Thursday we host the Tintern Trot from Abbey Mill at 7.30. Help or run, but be there.