Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Week Ahead 30 Dec 2013

Wot? Another Tuesday off! And our hard-won fitness seeping away with all the seasonal idleness and over-indulgences? Luckily Thursday's 10-miler over the Severn Bridge comes just in time. If you're really serious about that record-breaking 2014 you've promised yourself you'll be running the whole distance as hard as your legs will carry you.
The weekend will also benefit your new regime with the Kymin race on Saturday at 2, and Sunday's training session at 9.30 at the Leis Ctre field under the experienced eye of Viv Matthews.
So by Day 5 of the New Year you'll have three excellent training efforts under your shrinking belt.
Start as you mean to go on!
 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Week Ahead 23 Dec 2013

Yes it's Christmas week Dear Reader. But don't think for one moment that you're going to get away with a break from running with your jolly chums at Chepstow Harriers. Oh no!
OK we'll let you off on Tuesday maybe, but come Thursday evening you're presence is requested at the LC steps at 7pm for that old favourite The Tour of the Town. Exchange tales of Christmas while you burn off those seasonal excesses. You know you want to!
Then on Sunday morn at 11 meet at Maryland near Trellech for Dave's Treasure Hunt. Turn right by the Lion Inn and follow the signs for a mile. Then back to the Lion after for chips butties and a drink.
We never close !!!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Week Ahead 16 Dec 2013

On the Link Road Tuesday. Be ready and warmed up to start at 7.15. It's 10 lots of 400 metres up the slope with 400 metres down recovery jog.
A special Christmas Team Challenge and Social on Thursday.
A fun evening in fancy dress and tinsel! 

Start/Park in Hayesgate Lane off the A48 before St Pierre. Be ready to run shortly after 7pm. Running will be on the surrounding unlit roads. A map will be provided but it would be an advantage if you know where places like Mounton roundabout and Mathern are.Bring reflective tops and torches.

Mixed ability teams will be allocated on the night. Teams will be made up of 3-people/units. (If you don’t want to run on your own for the team then enter as a pair to make a unit. Do this before you enter.) 
Each team will, between them, have to visit 6 locations. 
Distances to run for each person/unit will vary from 5 miles to 7½ miles, assuming each go to 2 locations.

There will be drink, soup, roll, mince pies, social gathering and prizes after the run.

Please let us know you are coming so you are catered for and entered into the team draw. Either let Neil know you are coming or post on BB.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Week Ahead 9 Dec 2013

Coach Mark has modified Geoff's Severn Bridge Hills session for Tuesday. Instead of a continuous number of laps, we'll be doing a set number.
ABC will do 4 sets of 3 laps: DEF will do 3 sets of 3 laps. 1 minute's rest between each set, so you can run harder on each hill.
If you're not running down to the Bridge, find a safe place to park near Thornwell shops, or in the layby on the Link Road, and give yourself a good warm-up.
It's the Hayesgate Run on Thursday.
And finally, it's the last Club Champs on Sunday down on Weston beach with obligatory seasonal dress.
Here's a tip from your Coaching Team - hitching a donkey ride is unlikely to improve your position - or do a lot for your Santa suit.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Confirmed LCL XC Results + Overall standings

Go to the website to see confirmed results for Race 2 (Rogerstone), overall standings in the XC series so far and also the overall standings in the combined road and XC competition so far.

Or navigate to it from this link:
XC Page

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Boxing Day Race in Cwmbran!

Griffithstown Harriers have asked us to publicise their annual race:

GRIFFITHSTOWN HARRIERS INVITE YOU TO COME & TRY THE BOXING DAY FUN RUN
5 MILES OR 2.5 MILES

DECEMBER 26TH
 @ 11.00 AM
£6 TO ENTER
FREE DRINK TO ALL ENTRANTS OVER 18 YEARS OLD

SHOWERS, SPOT PRIZES, BAR FACILITIES AVAILABLE

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 9.30 AT OASIS SPORTS CLUB, EDLOGAN WAY, CROESYCEILIOG

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE SEE WWW.GRIFFITHSTOWNHARRIERS.CO.UK  


Griffithstown Logo

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Week Ahead 2 Dec 2013

Coach Mark starts his Month on Tuesday with the Thornwell Loop. 4 for DEF and 5 for ABC with 90 secs recovery. Be ready to start at 7.20. Warm up by jogging there or do a loop if you drive down.
The Boughspring Runs on Thursday.
And finally, the third Gwent Lg on Sunday. Women start at 12.40 (suggested meet time 11.00), and men at14.00 (meet 12.00)