Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Week Ahead 30 Oct 2017

Jog down to the top of the Severn Bridge cycle track on Tuesday where Coach Jane will be, ready for a 7.20 start for the Severn Bridge Hills.
2 x 15 minutes of 600 metre laps of continuous running with 3 minutes recovery back at the start. Each lap includes a long and short hill. 10k effort up the long hill and 5k effort up the short one. Use the downhills to recover. Practice pace judgement and aim for consistent lap times. Practice your running form.
On Thursday we have the November Club Champs, a night race in Great Barnetts and adjoining woodland.
Please report to the LC bar first to pick up your number and chip (it’ll be the one you were given for this year’s Handicap). Then drive to the main car park on the left hand side of the Usk Road, about half a mile along from the turn at the Budgens shop. Andy Creber the Organiser says aim to arrive at the car park for 7.

The 45 minute run starts at 7 led by Jackie 


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Message from Chair, Fairwater Runners


Dear East Wales Running Clubs,

as you may have heard, Fairwater are not running the Bog and Bryn this year, principally because of the large amount of work required before it (4 weekends for a work team with chainsaws, cutters etc.) We are however looking into running a similar, somewhat shorter but still tough event in future years that sticks to better maintained paths.

In preparation for this we will be leading a friendly run on Sunday 5th November, leaving Risca Leisure Centre at 10 am which includes an excursion to the top of Twmbarlwm. It is about 7 miles and covers road, track, path, grass and woodland. This is not a race, there are no prizes, no charge, it is not marshalled and sparsely if at all marked. We would however like to invite up to two runners from each club to join us for the run, after which showers and a room have been organised to socialise afterwards. We will have runners of various speeds leading groups, so no-one will be left behind (but runners should be used to hills and fell) although faster runners may have to wait for us as our fastest gents don't know the course either! All we ask is that those who attend complete a short questionnaire afterwards to help us in our planning for next year.

Please reply to me with an indication as to whether one, two or no runners will attend. If more than two would like to, please feel free to ask and provided numbers are reasonable we may be able to accommodate extras. (n.b. because this is not marshalled and includes road sections we need to limit numbers for safety).

I hope to see some of you on the 5th, and to hear your opinions afterwards,

Kind Regards

Rob u
(Chair, Fairwater Runners Cwmbran)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Week Ahead 23 Oct 2017

Tuesday’s session is a 2 for the price of 1. School Hill and the Underpass Steps, 15 minutes on each.

And Thursday’s Run takes us over the Severn Bridge. It’s a good 10 miles if you accept the challenge of running all the way into England and back on the opposite side, but you can choose the distance that suits you by turning round at, say, one of the towers.

The Week Ahead team would like to hear in the Comments box from any members who do complete the challenge. Let us know how long it took you.

Meanwhile the 45 Minuters will be doing their usual all-stay-together run. Here again, the Weaker Head team will be delighted to hear how long that run took.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

London Marathon Club Places

At tonight’s Have Your Say evening, the ballot gave Club places to Andrew Oliver and Louise Crockett. Reserves were Georgie Prior and Danni Wrend.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Week Ahead 16 Oct 2017

Tuesday's session is that old favourite, the Danes Loop. A nice fast downhill and a testing uphill. What more could a Chepstow Harrier ask for?

Then straight after come to the LC bar for our Have Your Say evening. Chip butties and lots of chat. What more could a Chepstow Harrier ask for?

And finally, Thursday's run is St Arvans, Porthcasseg, Gaer Hill and all points west. Head torch recommended. Or join in the 45 minute all-stay-together run on another imaginative course. What more could a Chepstow Harrier ask for?

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The Week Ahead 9 Oct 2017

On Tuesday hie down to Thornwell shops for that old faithful, the Loop. Such a worthwhile sessions, 1200 metres of up and down, with a marvellous warm-up in the jog down. If you drive down, get there by at least 7.15 to allow time for your warm-up and drills.

Thursday's run takes us to Mathern via Hayesgate, while those looking for a shorter, steadier run can opt for the 45 minute stay-together run.

And finally - on Saturday at the Llandaff Fields to the north-west of Cardiff the first Gwent League of the new season. Flatter and less muddy than Park Bryn Bach was on Sunday, we'll still have a good time. Watch the Captains' email for meeting times.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Week Ahead 2 Oct 2017

On Tuesday the first of this year's Severn Bridge 5k Time Trials. Starts at 7.30 at the usual place on the up-stream cycle track. As always don't forget your hiviz: we share the track with bikes, motorised and pedal.

Thursday's run is the choice of  the Boughspring runs, or as usual the 45 minute guided run welcomes those who want a not-too-fast continuous run with all staying together. We vary routes imaginatively and welcome suggestions.

And finally, on Sunday the first Gwent Leisure Centre League cross-country at the scenic and challenging Parc Bryn Bach by the Heads of the Valley road near Tredegar. Starts at 11. Watch for the meeting time to share cars. The cafe/park centre will host the post-race prize presentation for the Summer League. Stay for a hot drink and snack, and cheer on our series winners.