Sunday, 24 December 2017

The Week Ahead 25 Dec 2017

Keen Harriers are meeting  by the LC steps at 7 for a Boxing Night run.  Where? First there decides.
Thursday’s Run is the traditional three-days-after-Christmas Hayesgate Run. En route, pop into Neil and Clare’s for the traditional three-days-after-Christmas snorter.
We’re waiting for Sue to tell us who’s leading the 45 minute Together Run.
Al is MC on Thursday, and is recommending we all pop down to Spoons for Curry Night.
A fine running Christmas to all our readers.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Week Ahead 18 Dec 2017

On Tuesday either meet at the Leisure Centre at the usual time to jog down to the Severn Bridge, or go there direct. Either way be warmed up and ready at 7.30 to run the usual 5k Time Trial. Sue and Gerry would appreciate some help.
Our Thursday Tour of the Town run starts early at 6.30, to allow time for getting ready for our Christmas Meal in the Drill Hall at 8..
The 45 minute Together Run starts at 6.45 from the Leis Ctre.
And finally - our Juniors are organising club races for all ages on Christmas Eve morning (Sun 24) over in Piercefield Park.
Toddlers start at 11, followed by an 800 metre race for Years 1-3, 1k for Years 4-6, and a 3k for all ages above (inc adults). Hot drinks, cookies and mince pies for all runners, mums and dads. Entry free. Registration starts 10.30.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Change of Training Tonight, Tues 12 Dec

Looks like Meadow Walk will be too slippery for the session. 
We’re planning to do a fartlek on the Leisure Centre field instead, subject to further inspection at 6.30. We did this very successfully a couple of years ago in similar circumstances. We’ll have lighting and cones.
So please bring off-road shoes or anything with some grip.
In the unlikely event of the field being tricky, School Hill is looking runnable.
So come along to the LC at the usual time with off-roaders as well as your usual road shoes and you’ll def get a good training session.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Week Ahead 11 Dec 2017

On Tuesday new coach James Tucker is making his debut in a session of his own devising. Meadow Walk is a hill session in the Danes. To get there, you run up the alley opposite the Leis Ctre exit, and then left down St Kingsmark Ave, taking the fourth right up Dean’s Hill, then right into Meadow Walk. James will be waiting there at 7.10 to tell you all about the session. 
Thursday’s treat is the annual visit to Neal and Clare’s place at Hayesgate for the fancy dress run and supper. All Club members are welcome, but make sure Neil and Clare know you’re coming, via the Bulletin Board.
Arrive at Hayesgate on the right just off the A48 before St. Pierre (coming from Chep)for 19:00 briefing.Park leaving road access for milk tanker, space around the back too.Tasty Food after including soup, rolls and drinks.
And finally - the Dec Club Champs race and final Club Fell Series race is Andy Creber’s Skirrid Race on Saturday at Llanvihangell Crucorny just north of Abergavenny on the Hereford road. Only 5.7km/450m climb, the Skirrid is suitable for fell running beginners, but have a talk with Andy or another experienced fell runner about clothing and shoes.
£5 entry on the day from 12.30, race starts at 2, a few hundred metres from Race HQ at the Skirrid Inn. Loads of prizes and hot food after.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Chepstow Harriers News Blog: The Week Ahead 4 Dec 2017

On Tuesday, Coach Kevin and Trainee Coach Danni are presenting a new session in Beachley. Not on the track this time, but a couple of hundred metres away in Coach House Road. Meet in the Ferry Inn car park at 6.50 ready for warmup and a few metres jog to the quiet estate. The form will be a fartlek speed-play session round the flat roads. As with all our sessions this one will be suitable for all our range of members including our recent C25K graduates.

Danni has spoken to the pub and we can pop in afterwards for snacks and a drink.

On Thursday we have the Sedbury run. Remember maps of our regular runs can be found on the Training/Coaching page.

Or you can join in the regular 45 minutes All Run Together route, also leaving the Leis Ctre at 7. The route for this will be decided by the Leader, but he/she can be persuaded by early, enthusiastic members.