Newsletter 10th November

Hello Harriers,

Hope those of you who ran the cross country today had fun.

Run this week is from the Rugby Club – 6:30 to run at 6:45.  Warm up at 6.30.  Lead runners are:

Jeffers – Catherine

Gentle Joggers – Nick

Easy Runners – Tony

Runners – Natalie


Please can I remind you of the running group pace and distance.  It is important that groups stay together as much as possible and those faster runners in the group should muster back to the runner at the back.  This is really important as it makes everyone feel part of the club.


Jeffers – Run/walk group

Gentle Joggers – 11 – 12 min mile pace, around 3 – 4 miles

Easy Runners–  10 – 11  min mile pace, around 4 miles.

Runners – 9 -10 min mile pace, around 4 – 5 miles

Sprinters –  8 – 9 min mile pace, around 5 –6 miles

Elites –  7 – 8 min mile pace, around 7-8 miles

Champions League

Holly has updated the league results on our website, please take a look at our winners so far.

Also, Holly would like suggestions for next year’s league.  If you would like to recommend a race please speak to Holly or email the club


Couch to 5K graduation – 23rd November

Our current couch to 5k runners will be graduating at Newent Parkrun on Saturday 23rd November.  It would be fantastic if we could have lots of Harriers there to support them.

Magnificent Eastnor 7 – 29th March 2020

The date has been booked for next year’s race.

Cross Country Running

It’s that time of year again! Time to dust off those off-roaders and get ready for the mud, rain and cold and all that other good stuff. That’s right, it’s the Winter XC season again!!! Fixtures below. I’ll have registration forms with me from now on, so if you fancy a trot around a muddy field/wood in Herefordshire/Wales then sign up!!




Sunday 1st December2019 Queenswood (Wye Valley Runners)
​ This race will incorporate the Herefordshire County Championships (for Veteran, Senior and Junior Men and Women).   Entries for the Championships are separate from the League and subject to the appropriate entry fee (applications to Tony Williams – 01432 267608).

Sunday 12th January 2020  Rotherwas – South East of Hereford
(Hereford Triathlon Club)

Sunday 2nd. February 2020 Presteigne (Presteigne Pacers & Hay Hotfooters)

This race will be followed by a Presentation Ceremony for the season’s Trophies and Awards.

ALL RACES : 11 a.m. START (The women’s race at Presteigne will start at 10.45 a.m.)

Female runners will run the full distance with the males at Rotherwas, Queenswood & Forest Fields with shorter distances at Croft Castle and Presteigne.

Top of Form

Bottom of Form


Christmas Party – Saturday 7th December

Nearly all of you have now chosen your food.  Jo now needs the final payment of £15.

Newent Runners Social Run

On Sunday 24th November, Newent Runners have invited us to run with them from Costa in Gloucester.  Distance is usually around 6 miles and runners of all abilities are welcome.  Would be great if we could get a gang of us to go and join them.

ICE Tags

Now you have your ICE tags, don’t forget to put them on!

Club Kit

Unofficial club kit is available

Membership Fees


New to the Ledbury Harriers?


We allow you to run with us for 3 weeks before you have to become a member.  Membership is a bargain price of £15, which takes you up to the end of March 2020.  Membership forms can be found on our website:


or on our noticeboard at the Rugby Club (head as if you are going to the men’s toilets)





Please send any race reports to Holly who will try and get them into the paper



2019 Champions League


All races can now be found on our website.  Thank you to Holly for taking the time to choose the races and to Sally for getting them onto the website.


Up and coming races

Newent 9 Sunday 17th November

Winter Hereford 10K 1st February 2020

Bath Half 15th March 2020

Edinburgh Marathon 24th May 2020

Wye Valley Trail Race 25K 5th September 2020