A chance to be part of Chepstow Harriers history on Tuesday! Well be training on the Beachley army camp track for what we hope will be the first of many occasions.
But please don’t expect too much. It’s an old-fashioned shale track without lane markings, but I reckon it’s an improvement on our bumpy, holey grass field.
The session is a time pyramid where we run hard for a minute, slowly jog back to the start for a minute, then run hard for two minutes and recover again. Then increase the effort and recovery times a minute at a time till we get to 7 minutes. Then we go back down the ladder to a final one minute. The coach will have a watch and whistle, so you just have to run!
We’ll share cars down to the Camp – so please be at the top of the Leis Ctre steps in time for a 7 o’clock departure. Go straight there for 7.15 if you prefer. It’s the last right turn before you reach the Ferry Inn. Follow the road under the Bridge, the road bends left and you reach the Welfare Office buildings and park tidily nearby.
On Thursday our first off-road venture of the season. The 3 woods till it’s too dark, then back along the road. Still need your reflective jacket, and a torch is recommended.
Finally on Saturday we have the April Club Champs. The Sugar Loaf Race is the most friendly, non-hazardous fell race you could imagine. Quite a bit of road with a good bit of flat running on springy turf. Enter on the day, only £3.
Do this race and you’ll also have points for the Club Fell Series, and for the South Wales Fell Series. Wow! Three lots of points for running just one race!
Race HQ is Abergavenny Leis Ctre starting at 11. A 9.30 start should get us there by 10.15 latest. How does that sound for meeting time?