Coach Carol sets the tone for the New Year on Tuesday with a new session at the Inner Loop on the way down to Beachley. Regulars will remember we’ve done sessions here in the past round this quiet housing estate. To get there, pass the Sedbury shops and descending the hill, the road bends sharp right leading upwards to Buttington Tump; Loop Road is the first on the left. You’ll find us a few hundred metres along parked up on the left. It’s maybe about the same distance from the Leis Ctre as Thornwell, so we’ll aim to start running at 7.25. Certainly time enough for a warm-up jog down, if MC Dick Finch does his job and gets us moving.
We’ll be doing 6-8 bursts of about 600 metres with a jog recovery.
Thursday’s tempo run is along past the racecourse to St Arvans, up to the Wyndcliff, and along the farm track to Porthcasseg. Left down to the road, left again up to Penterry Hill, and back down to St Arvans and home. MC Paul Lidgett will sort us into Pace Groups and set us off. He’ll also get the 45 minute Run Together mob moving
An annual tradition for the Club is the winter Kymin Fell Race starting at 2pm Saturday from the Monmouth Boys School sports centre (just past Lidls). Only a fiver, enter on the day, a quick 3 miles up and down the hill where we take on Les Croupiers in a mob match.
And finally - on Sunday morn at 11, the next GLCL cross country at the Humble By Nature farm at Penallt, on the stop road to Monmouth. It’s very important that we share cars, as parking is extremely limited. See the Bulletin Board for details.