Tuesday, 30 June 2015

LCL Road Race Llanhennock

This Tuesday (7th) is the 3rd LCL Road Race at Llanhennock (Caerleon)

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:

Llanhennock,
Caerleon,
NP18 1LT


Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:  http://tinyurl.com/p6fgq8u

It’s 30 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.20 pm


The first 1.7 miles are gradual uphill, before a long downhill. Then it’s fairly undulating with a sharp kick up to the finish. It’s quite an easy course; it feels like there’s a lot more downhill than up!

We need at least 30 men and 18 women to score for the club

The remaining 2 road races to put in your diaries are:

Tues 28th July Islwyn RC. 7:30 pm
Venue: Penallta Parc, Hengoed, CF82 7PG.

Tues 18th August Chepstow Harriers. 7:30 pm
Venue: Chepstow Leisure Centre, Chepstow, NP16 5LX

Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Week Ahead 29 June 2015

Coach Geoff B is taking the session on Tuesday. The training this week will be 3 sets of 200, 400, & 600 mtr reps @ 5k effort, with 200 mtr jog recoveries and & 400 mtr slow jog recovery between sets.
As always take time to think about where you are with your running before the session so you can train accordingly. 2 sets if you’re recovering from the week end or 4 sets if you’re full of go!  We
will be working in pace groups split in to sub groups of 3 or 4 so bring a watch.
One of the Club's classic open races on Thursday, the Tintern Trot has a good reputation as a tough off-roader. We have a well-drilled team working under Dave Andrews, with scope for other members to enter the race. The post-race refreshments and generous prize list make the annual trip to the Wye Valley a draw for race connoisseurs.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Cotswold Way Relay tomorrow!

Good luck to all the Harriers involved in the relay tomorrow! Enjoy the day and, if you run in the afternoon, do think about taking some water with you especially on the longer legs.  It'll be a hot one!

Have a fabulous day Chepstow!!!

Post Cotswold Way Relay BBQ

There will be a post Cotswold Relay BBQ on Saturday. Open to all club members it will commence at 7pm. Some may choose to go to the presentation and come along later. There will be hotdogs and burgers with veggie options plus drinks. You are encouraged to bring some salad or desserts to share. It will be held at Neil's house in Hayesgate. Turn right off the A48 just before St. Pierre and it's the 1st house. Postcode NP16 6LJ.

It would be helpful if you added your names either on Facebook or the BB or just ring him so he has an idea of numbers. 

See you there....

Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Week Ahead 22 June 2015



Coach Berna will take the Tuesday training session of 300mtr reps with 100m gentle recoveries on the field. A&B x 16, C&D x 14, and E&F x 12 reps.  Take time to consider the races you’ve done and what’s coming up before the session so you can train accordingly.  We will be working in pace groups split in to sub groups of 3 or 4.
 Bring a watch because it may be you who keeps an eye on your group’s times!!  Your first rep will set the target time for the session so make sure the first effort is a sustainable one! 

Thursday’s run is a choice of 2 distances though a little longer at the moment because you’ll
need to return over the new Wye bridge as the old bridge is still closed for repair work.

The new Wye bridge, Sedbury Lane, Diving Centre, Tidenham church, Netherhope Lane, Offas
Dyke 7.25 miles OR on to Hanley Lane, Boughspring, Offas Dyke 9 miles. 


Good luck to all those doing the Cotswold Way Relay on Saturday!   

Friday, 19 June 2015

LCL Results

The results for this week's LCL road event, the series so far (2 oo 5) and the combined road and XC positions (7 oo 10) are all on the website. Go to Club only events - LCL Road.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Week Ahead 15 June 2015

On Tuesday, the second LCL road race is just 20 minutes up the road at Trellech. Meet at 6.30 to share cars.

Thursday's run is round the 3 Woods. Have a good long run on this long Summer eve.

And finally, we return to the Trellech area on Sunday at 11 for the Narth 10k, our June Club Champs event on woodland trails. Watch for meeting times.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

LCL Road Race Trelleck

This Tuesday (16th) is the 2nd LCL Road Race at Trellech

The race starts at 7:30 pm

The address is:
The Babington Centre,
Trelleck,
NP25 4PA

NOT Trelleck Grange!

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow LC:  http://tinyurl.com/nz69dj6

It’s 20 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC at 6.30 pm


The first mile is mainly uphill, before a long 2-mile stretch downhill. Then a sharp right hander and you hit a steep climb which then eases off. The last 1.5 miles are downhill or flat to the finish.

There are toilets in the pub and there will be cake and drinks afterwards!

We need at least 30 men and 18 women to score for the club

The remaining 3 road races to put in your diaries are:

Tues 7th July Caerleon RC. 7:30 pm
Venue: Llanhennock, Caerleon, NP18 1LT.

Tues 28th July Islwyn RC. 7:30 pm
Venue: Penallta Parc, Hengoed, CF82 7PG.

Tues 18th August Chepstow Harriers. 7:30 pm
Venue: Chepstow Leisure Centre, Chepstow, NP16 5LX

Saturday, 6 June 2015

The week ahead - 8th June

 On Tuesday it's the second Rose Inn of the season. Many will be helping but if you're not needed for duties come along and enjoy a fast flat blast around Redwick.
Re: Thursday, coach of the month Jane says:
On Thursday the session is Up the clock on the field.
We will be working in pace groups split in to sub groups of 3 or 4 so bring a watch because it may be you who keeps an eye on your group’s times!!
The session is 200m, increasing each repetition by 10m until you get to 300m.  The recovery will start at 200m and decrease as the effort rep increases.  There is a 2 second increase on the previous rep time.  The first rep will set the target time for the session so make sure that this first effort is a sustainable one!
For you racing fanatics: Monday - Westonbirt 10k, Wednesday - take a trip up to Rhayader for one of the Elan Valley 5K's . On Saturday it's Man V Horse and Sunday you have a choice of: Pontcanna 5 in Cardiff, Swansea Half, Bath Hilly 10 and Old Down Country Park 10k in Bristol.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Rack Raid report!

Well done to everyone involved with the Rack raid on Sunday!!!!  Whether you ran or supported, it was fantastic to have you there! Especially good to see so many familiar faces in Tintern, Chepstow and Caldicot. 

What a super day out on the roads :) 

We had four stage wins: James Blore leg 2, Paul Murrin leg 6, Nick Davis leg 7 and Mark Harvey leg 10, plus a load of top 3 finishes and several others high placed runners.

The A team were 2nd overall out of the 24 teams that took part. The B team finished 7th team overall and beat the other B teams by a huge margin of almost an hour, and also beat a shedload of A teams in the process.  

Really good result Chepstow, proud to be part of such a brilliant club!!!!!