Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Week Ahead 15 January 2018

Training this Tuesday is a Clockwise Danes Loop  speed endurance training session. 30 minutes or a max of 6 loops with active recoveries.
Starting from the corner of Kingsmark Ave and Lane, run down the hill in a fast but controlled manner, then use a good hard effort up Huntfield Road to the junction at Kingsmark Lane. 
Recovery is a jog/walk along the top of Kingsmark Lane back to the corner. It is important to take about half of the time that it took to run your effort up Huntfield.Rd. OR check that your heart rate has lowered to about 75% of maximum before starting again.
Thursday’s run is the monthly 5k time trial on the Severn Bridge. Jog down from the LC at 7 for the 7.30 start. Or if you drive down, make sure you put in a full warm-up including drills.

So far we’ve had no offers of help to time, record or bollard, without which.the run won’t happen.

Niki Morgan has kindly volunteered to lead the 45 minute Run Together from the LC at 7.

And finally,  don’t forget our monthly visit to Curry Night at Spoons after.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Week Ahead 8 January 2018

Tuesday's session is Coach James's new one held over from that icy night before Christmas. MC Niki will direct you to Meadow Walk by leading you up the alley opposite the Leis Ctre exit, left down Kingsmark Ave, 4th right up Deans Hill, then first right to where James will be waiting to start you off at 7.10.

Thursday's tempo run is the Tour of the Town or you can follow Jenni on the 45 Minute Stay Together Run.

Our new C25K starts on Thursday at 6.15 from Thornwell Homebase under Geoff's supervision.

And finally, are you ready for the first Club Champs race of 2018, the Rough and Tumble on Sunday in deepest Wilshire. Our new CC team of Steve Owen, Niki Morgan and Andy Creber will doubtless be promoting car sharing from the LC/

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Week Ahead 1 January 2018

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.

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.