Mark begins his spell as Coach of the Month with some hill work to get us in good nick for February’s and March’s Club Champs – the Parc Bryn Bach LCL cross-country on Sunday 20 Feb, and the Hogweed Hilly Half on 20 March.
This Tuesday ’tis two sets of five surges up dear old School Hill.
On Thursday you have a choice. The ‘Club 10’ is a hilly romp through St Arvans, Devauden, Itton and Howick on fast, busy roads for which bright reflective clothing and lights/torches are recommended. The 4 Acre Grove run is shorter and not so tough and takes in farm tracks for which a torch is a must, as well as the obligatory reflective gear. Basically a five-miler it can easily be extended to seven by adding a loop round the town when you get back to racecourse roundabout.
Mark has also offered to continue the Thursday alternative speed sessions on the S Bridge that Lou started so successfully in January. But if anyone would like to suggest a different speed alternative we’d be pleased to hear your ideas in a Comment to this Blog.
The final hard training session this week for those who have the stamina is the dancing at the Ceilidh Dinner/Prize Presentation on Saturday night. I hear that Club Championship points can be won by those energetic enough to do all the dances!
You’ll find the Athletic Club at
I know the picture looks like a private house, but just knock loudly on the door and say you’ve come for the Chepstow Harriers Ceilidh.