Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Week Ahead 27 Nov 2017

Tuesday’s Training is a Tempo run 20 mins out and 20 mins back on the Link Rd  & Severn Bridge.  
Meet Coach Jane at the top of the Link Road. We will set off in pace groups. Warm up on the way there. 
This session has hills; it will be difficult to run at consistent speed. Use a pace of seven to eight out of 10 on a perceived rate of exertion.  At comfortably hard pace - you can talk, but only a few words. Or between 10k and 1/2M pace.  Run at your effort.
On Thursday, The Social Sistas have arranged an Away Run from Lydney. Details are on the Bulletin Board.
There will also be the usual 45 minute Guide Run leaving the LC at 7.
And finally - on Sunday the next Gwent League at Pembrey Park, just beyond Llanelli. A list of who’s going has been started on the BB.

Friday, 24 November 2017

AGM 2017



53 Harriers at last night’s AGM heard good reports from the Chairman and Treasurer. Both were thanked for good work during their tenure as were all others who stood down.

In addition to the previously submitted names, James Boyle was elected as the Race Sponsorship Coordinator, and Rob Beves, Jonathan Carter, Lou Crockett, Carol Dunsbee and Richard Milliken were voted in as Committee Members Without Portfolio.

Item 4, the proposed new Membership Subscription scale, was adopted.

After a lively debate, the proposal to pursue the design of a new running vest was carried by 29 votes to 16, with four abstentions.

And finally, Syd Wheeler was awarded Honorary Membership and a scrummy cake for his many years of loyal service, and for reaching the age of 80 while still running for the club and breaking marathon records!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Final Reminder

Numbers and food choices need to be finalised by Thursday, 23rd, so if you've not said you are coming along, or given your choice of food, this is your last chance.

Social Night Away Run

             When:    Thursday 30th Nov. 2017 @ 19:00

            Where:     Around Lydney

              From:     Lydney Brew Coffee Shop, Lydney,

          Parking:     Lydney Leisure Centre, GL15 5DZ

        Distance:     4 miles(approx), easy course

                  Kit:     Road shoes, head torch, reflective tops

Refreshments:    Drink(none alcoholic), beef&pork chilli, butternut squash&pumpkin soup, bread
                            rolls, cake(limited availability)

        Allergies:     Let me know if you have any


Please can you let Mike or Denise know if you are hoping to come along, and your probable food choice, you can do this in the comments below, or FB.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Week Ahead 20 November 2017

Tuesday’s session is the Danes Loop under Coach Carol. Potential slackers are warned they will no longer be tolerated.
Don’t forget it’s the AGM Thursday starting at 8. That night’s run is the Hayesgate route and starts at 6.30. The 45 minute out&back starts at 6.45.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Week Ahead 13 November 2017

On Tuesday meet at the Leisure Centre and jog down to Steep Street for 25 min or 6 reps of long and short hill efforts. If you are worried that this may be too much just do the short  rep. and/or reduce the time to 20 min, says Geoff.
After training on Tuesday, the Coaches are holding an open meeting to discuss, among other things: new Coaches and potential Coaches; how to integrate C25K graduates; how best to use the help offered by Club members who don’t at this stage want to become qualified Coaches. We’ll be in the bar from 8.15.
It’s the monthly 5k time trial on the Severn Bridge on Thursday, starting at 7.30. We need  helpers - to man the finish and to act as the turnaround bollard. None of the roles are demanding and will earn the never-ending gratitude of the runners. Previous helpers have enjoyed grateful hugs and the occasional drink - well it could happen. Please enter your name in the Comments box below, or tell your favourite coach and claim your hug or drink.
And finally - the next Leisure Centre League cross-country on Sunday, at 11 at Rogerstone School, High Cross, just North of J27, M4. 
There will be races for junior runners before the main race starts. They don’t have to be members of our Junior Section. All our daughters and sons are welcome. Please see the flyer.


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Best Ever Chepstow Harriers XC Performance!

Kath Matthews was 2nd in the Gwent League at Brecon today. Best ever placing, male or female, in the 25+ years we’ve taken part. Astounding performance!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Social Night Away Run



             When:      Thursday 30th Nov. 2017 @ 19:00

            Where:     Around Lydney

              From:     Lydney Brew Coffee Shop, Lydney,

          Parking:     Lydney Leisure Centre, GL15 5DZ

        Distance:     4 miles(approx), easy course

                  Kit:     Road shoes, head torch, reflective tops

Refreshments:    Drink(none alcoholic), beef&pork chilli, butternut squash&pumpkin soup,
                           bread rolls, cake(limited availability)

        Allergies:     Let me know if you have any

Please can you let Mike or Denise know if you are hoping to come along, and your probable food choice, you can do this in the comments below, or FB.

The Week Ahead 6 Nov 2017

We’re down at the Beachley Track on Tuesday for one of Kevin’s Relays - teams of three doing 300 metres and 100 metre efforts. Meet you on the track ready to start at 7.
Kev would appreciate some help from any kind souls who aren’t planning to do the session. If you can, please tell us in the Comments box below, or just turn up at 6.50ish. We should be putting out the lights about then.
And if you haven’t had enough of Beachley, Thursday’s Run is down to the SARA HQ under the Bridge via the Wyebank estate.
The 45 minute gang will also be setting off for another stay-together run at 7 sharp. Please be ready to   start running on time.
And finally - a very important Gwent League at Brecon LC on Saturday. It’s the East Wales Championships and the main selection event for the Welsh Inter Regional Champs on Sat 9 December. I know it sounds very grand, but loads of Chepstow runners have run for the Region in recent years. There are 10-year age categories up to age 55 and above, male and female, and we can enter 15 runners in each age group. So any reasonably good for age cross-country runner stands a good chance of wearing the renowned purple vest. And the women’s and men’s selectors happen to be Chepstow Harriers.
To enter the E Wales Champs you need to seek out the EW tent, fill out a short form and pay your £1. PLEASE NOTE: All this applies to Junior Age Groups too. We usually have Harriers Juniors Running for East Wales.