Friday, 30 May 2014

LCL Results

The confirmed results for Monmouth (Race 2), the series postions so far and the combined xc and road results (7 out of 10) are all on the website. Link here:
 Road LCL Page

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rack Raid this Sunday, 1 June

It's nearly here! The first of the BIG June relays is on Sunday.  This is the LOCAL relay, with the majority of the stages being run in Monmouthshire, so if you are not running then do come and support the runners!

RUNNERS AND SUPPORTERS PLEASE READ AND DIGEST THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

IN PARTICULAR FAMILIARISE YOURSELVES WITH THE ROAD RESTRICTIONS AS TIME PENALTIES WILL BE GIVEN TO TEAMS WHOSE SUPPORTERS ARE SEEN INFRINGING THEM.

IF WE HAVE RUN OUR LEGS OFF AND YOU GET US A TIME PENALTY BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T BOTHERED TO READ THIS I WILL NOT BE A HAPPY BUNNY!!!!

Here is a link to the whole event, with the start and finish points of all 13 stages:
http://www.fairwater-cwmbran-runners.org.uk/content/rack-raid

The link also gives you start times for each leg. The very local legs are as follows:

From Tintern Abbey, 2:50pm
From Chepstow Castle, 3:59pm
From Caldicot Castle, 4:38pm
From the Groes Wen pub in Penhow, 5:16pm

See the link for the other stages

If you are planning to follow the relay at any point by car please note the changes/restrictions in place on the following stages:

stage 1 - Route has changed and there is an entire section closed to cars on the lane leaving Grosmont towards Hoaldalbert Farm
finish of 2/start of 3 - do NOT drive up the road to White Castle. Park at the bottom and cheer from there
finish of 4/start of 5 - this is about 1 mile closer to Abergavenny than in previous years. DO NOT drive up the lane to Old Court Moat
stage 6 - major restrictions to cars, do not drive the lane between Coed-y-fedw and The Crosshands
crossroads via Pen-y-Clawdd
stage 8 - cars not permitted the lane between the A449 (Llanllowel Lane) to the B4235
at Llangwm
stage 11 has been rerouted, make sure you know where you are running!
stage 11 - cars not permitted on the lane between Dewstow Road and the A48
stage 13 - cars not permitted on Malthouse Lane between Ponthir Road and Newport
Road, and then also not permitted on Malthouse Lane between Ponthir Road and Newport
Road.

Please note the restrictions apply to cars so if you are planning to cycle any of the relay then you are free to go wherever, and I encourage you to do so :-)

Any questions please ask me, Denise or Mark.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Week Ahead 26 May 2014

The second LCL road race on Tuesday starting 7.30 at the Lion Inn, Trellech. All members are welcome in the Chepstow team. Just turn up in your Club vest.

Meet at the LC ready to leave at 6.15. Parking is limited at Trellech so please share cars. Hosts, the Spirit of Monmouth club, are laying on post-race tea and cakes in the Babington Hall next to the pub.

Thursday's run takes us through the San Pierre grounds and along the Wales Coast Path. Meet in the LC bar as usual.

And finally, the Rack Raid Relay on Sunday, in which we have three teams. Support our runners at any time during the all-day event: near Chepstow stages are Usk at 1.20, Tintern at 2.50, Chep 4, Cald 4.40, Penhow 5.15.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Week Ahead 19 May 2014

Tuesday's training on the track consists of 200 metre bursts at one mile race pace. Do one set of six as a sharpener for the Club Champs the next day OR do two or more sets if you're not racing.

The Tyntesfield MT 10k on Wed is May's Championship event. Entries are still available, but you're taking a risk on leaving it to the night. Recommended meeting time at the LC is 5.30 for a 5.40 getaway.

And finally, Thursday's run is the good ol' Gloucestershire Way. They do say it's nice doing things the Gloucestershire way.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Handicap Winners!

Congratulations to the prizewinners of the 2014 Club Handicap:

First       - Paul Mayo
Second  - Dave Andrews
Third      - Dani Sapsford

Kath Matthews was also presented with a special memento for breaking the long-standing women's record.

Organiser Mike Evans is grateful to all the helpers over the weeks, and is looking forward to another successful series in 2015.




Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Handicap Prizegiving and Celebration!

Come along to the Fountain Inn at Trellech Grange after the Handicap for sandwiches, chips and a drink.

We have to tell the pub how many to expect, so put your name in Comments below by Wed evening or there may not be enough food to go round!

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Week Ahead 12 May 2014

Another away week folks, but back to the old routine next week.

The first Rose Inn on Tuesday. Whether helping or running, please try to share cars to ease parking.

Parking is even tighter in Chepstow Park Woods where we stage the final Handicap at 7 on Thursday, and maybe tighter still at the Fountain pub at Trellech Grange where we'll be handing out the series prizes the same evening.

Chips and a range of sandwiches at the Fountain, so worth the short drive. Join the convoy to find the way.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Confirmed LCL Results

Confirmed results for the first LCL Road Race are on the website, as are the overall positions so far (includes category positions) and the combined XC and Road positions after 6 out of 10 races.
  Or here:  LCL Road website page

Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Week Ahead 5 May 2014

We're away all this week.

The first LCL road race is on Tuesday at the Olive Tree in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran. It's in the same car park as the old Oasis car park.

Starts 7.30 and we're meeting at the LC ready to leave 6.15. The course is almost the same as the Oasis course, starting and finishing at the same places. Tea/coffee and treats near the finish where you can offload your finish tag.

And Thursday's run is a recce of the Bluebell Blunder, the Rogue Run race on Sunday 11th.

Meet LC at 6.45 or go straight to the start at the Offa's Dyke car park just up the St Briavels hill from Bigsweir Bridge. Parking will be tight here so please share cars.

There'll be drinks and food at a nearby pub after - watch this space!