Sunday, 30 October 2016

The Week Ahead 31 October 2016

Tuesday's session is the Loop down at Thornwell. Be ready and warmed up at 7.20.

Remember that the last stretch downhill from the roundabout is on the road, so keep well in and in single file down that bit.

And do your recovery in the safe area off the pavement. Appoint a timekeeper for your group - 90 seconds recovery from when the majority of the group arrive.

And on Thursday it's the Hayesgate run. Have a good one.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Week Ahead 24 October 2016

Down to the Severn Bridge on Tuesday for the first of this season's 5k Time Trial. Starts at 7.30. Meet at LC at usual time to jog down/warm-up.

And on Thursday the eagerly-awaited Halloween Away Run in Wentwood's spooky forest. Heart-stopping prizes for most blood-curdling costumes. Lashings of Bangers and Chips for all after.

Meet at Reservoir car park at 6.50.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

LCL XC Rogerstone - this Sunday

This Sunday (23rd) is the 1st LCL XC at Rogerstone

The race starts at 11.00

The address is:

Rogerstone Primary School, 
Ebenezer Drive,
NP10 9YX
Rogerstone

Directions on googlemaps from Chepstow:  http://tinyurl.com/z5uvfuq
(about 5 mins from J27 of the M4)

It’s 30 mins from Chepstow so meet at the LC from 9.20 am

Men and women start together, and then ladies do 3 laps, men do 4

Approx 3.7m and 5m respectively.

The course, if the same as previous (ladies minus a lap):


Up through woods and zig-zags across fields, flat along the top, then descends again.

We need to have at least 20 men and women there (40 total) to fill A, B, and C teams.

After the race the prize presentations for last year will be done.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Week Ahead 17 October 2016

On Tuesday we have the Danes Loop session - fast downhills and challenging ups. So much training effect for your Euro.

And on Thursday we do the Shirenewton run. A good 10 miler if you do the whole circuit.

And finally, the first Leisure Centre Cross Country on Sunday. This one's at the Rogerstone primary school near High Cross just off J27. Starts at 11. Watch out for the Captains' posting for meet-up time.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Week Ahead 10 October 2016

On Tuesday meet at 7.15 at the top of the Link Road for 800 metre bursts with 400 jog recoveries.

And then the Boughspring runs on Thursday. Choose your distance.

Alternatively on Thursday you could kindly help us with a trial night speed session on the Beachley track. The coaches are planning to schedule Tuesday sessions at Beachley through the Autumn and Winter if the light conditions are safe. If you'd like to take part, please come down to the track at 7 with a head torch. We'll try some 300s with and without the torches and see how we get on.

You're also welcome to pop in partway through a run and give it a try.

And finally, two attractions at the weekend.

The last of Joc's Fell Series on Saturday is Fan Brycheiniog (8.75 miles/2,750 ft climb) a brand new race over in the Black Mountain near the Dan yr Ogof show caves  on the A4067. Please see Joc's posting on the Bulletin Board for details..

And Sunday sees the first of this season's Gwent League Cross-Country at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend, starting with some Chepstow Juniors running the Novices races at 12.20. Again the postings on the Bulletin Board tell all. Fresh air, healthy exercise and gooey cakes are all guaranteed.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Week Ahead 3 October 2016

Coach Berna takes over this month.

On Tuesday it's down to Thornwell for the traditional Loops that the suburb is so deservedly noted for.

Make sure you're well warmed up for the start at 7.20. We start by the phone box opposite the chip shop, which I'm afraid is strictly out of bounds until after the session. (Constable Pete Lod of the Thornwell  beat has promised to keep an eye out for us.)

Thursday's run is across the Severn Bridge on the upstream side and back along the other side - a good 10 miler. Those looking for a shorter run should aim to turn round at the far tower.

And finally, the October Club Championship is Sunday's Mendip Muddle. A tough but picturesque off-roader (mainly).