Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Week Ahead 14 May 2018

Up on the track Tuesday for Jane’s Pyramid Session. Sounds good.

The run on Thursday is the 3 Woods circuit, or you can join in the steady 45 minute run

Then later on Thursday I hear that it’s the monthly Curry Club night at Spoons.

Monday, 7 May 2018

The Week Ahead 7 May 2018

The first Rose Inn on Tuesday. Thanks to all helpers and good luck to all racers.
On Thursday the third Handicap. Full details on the Blog before this one.
And finally - on Sunday the next Club Championship, the Sirhowy Challenge, a challenging (surprise, surprise) trail race up to the mast on Machen Mountain. Details on another Blog.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

2018 Handicap Series Update #5

Handicap Race 3 Thursday 10th May 2018

Race handicaps are on the Competition/Handicap tabs on the Harriers website, and are also here

Please share cars if at all possible, parking will be tight, and it's unlikely we'll have our chief car parker present, as he's incapacitated at present, so, it's YOUR responsibility to make sure when you park, you don't block other non Harriers getting out, as this could lead to complaints, and the possibility of NRW refusing us permission to use the woods for the handicap races in the future.

Bring along a cup/mug if you want a hot drink, as we will only supply thin plastic cups for water, which are no good for hot liquids.

Remember YOU are responsible for knowing your start time, and getting close to the start line in time to start not the helpers. You should be close enough to hear the start helpers call your name ready to come forward to the start line. It would also make it easier for the organisers if you listen to their instructions at the start and finish of the race, your help and cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Please note.

We are going retro again for this race, we will be using the stop watch/token method for times and results, just like a Parkrun. This means basic results will be available after the race, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a day or two for the full blown results service.

If you can help in any way, please let me know, we need help with car parking, start/finish, refreshments, etc.

Looking forward to seeing lots of runners.

The Apprentice Handicappers😀

Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Week Ahead 30 April 2018

Off to Parc Bryn Bach just off the Heads of the Valleys A465 on Tuesday for the first GLCL 6 Mile Road Race of the summer series. Be at our Leis Ctre ready to leave at 5.30. Hopefully you’ll have time to stay after for the presentation of the Cross Country League trophies.

On Thursday we’re doing the Gloucestershire Way Run.

For the  newer runners we have the 45 Minute Guided Run, also leaving at 7pm Thursday.

And finally - on Saturday on the heights above Pontypool, we have the bonus Club Champs Steam Bunny Fell Race. Watch out for meeting time details from the CC Team.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

2018 Newport Marathon

Good luck to all the Harriers running tomorrow, have a good one.

Mike & Den

Friday, 27 April 2018

Handicap 26042018 Results

Evening All.

Handicap 26042018 Provisional Results are now Final and are here

Again sorry they've taken so long to produce, and unfortunately any errors found now won't be corrected.

They can also be found on the Competition/ Handicap tab of the Harriers website.


Firstly, sorry the results have been so long before availability, I'd forgotten how much longer they take to produce using the old stop watch/ token method. This method is also more liable to error, another reason they've been longer before production.

I encountered some challenges with start/finish times, and runner positions. I've amended two I was aware of, Amy's and Phil's, which you will see in green.

Please can you check the results and let me know of any error you are aware of, I'm not really concerned about your times being a few seconds out, what I need to know is if your times are incorrect enough to alter your position in the race, or if your position is just wrong. In these cases, your race points will be incorrect and may impact your Series total.

If you do see an error, email me on with the error and if possible solution.


The Handicapper

Sunday Marathon Help Needed

With apologies for the ridiculously short notice of this request, I’ve been contacted by the organisers of this Sunday’s Newport Marathon to say that they’ve had a team of volunteers drop out and are in desperate need. 

They are looking for 5-7 volunteers to man the water station in Magor from 8.30 to approximately 12 o’clock.  Minimum age for volunteers is 14,  I’ve attached a briefing note with all the details on it.  Would you be able to push this request out through your network please?

On the day Magor Square will have a cheer station and should be a really buzzy place to be with a great atmosphere – and the runners will obviously really appreciate the support from the volunteers.

If there is anybody who is interested could you ask them to contact Marina Schaefer from Run4Wales on 02921 660790 or email (preferably copying me in so that I can keep track if where we’re at with numbers).

Thanks in advance for your support,


Judith Langdon
Community and Partnership Development Lead /
Swyddog Arweiniol Datblygu Cymunedau a Phartneriaethau
Monmouthshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Fynwy