Newsletter 11th August 2019

Hello Harriers,

Well done to all of the runners that took part in the Wyedean Relay.  They came 19th out of 37 teams.

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

Jeffers – help needed

Gentle Joggers – Mark

Easy Runners – help needed

Runners – Sue K



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



Couch to 5k

The next Couch to 5k will start 24th September.  As we have spent all of the Tesco money this course will now need to be paid for.  Cost £25, if you know anyone who may be interested they can contact Sally S at

Newent Parkrun

On Saturday 7th September, Newent Parkrun are holding a first timers event.  So if you haven’t tried parkrun before, this is the ideal opportunity.  You do not have to run it as Parkrun is open to walkers too.

ICE Tags

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

Club Kit

Unofficial club kit is available


Membership Fees


By now all of us should have paid our membership fees.  If you are new to the club membership starts is £15 for the year or £30 if you want to be a member of England Athletics too.  If you want to enter the draw for the London Marathon Club Place you must be a member of the EA.


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)



Pub Runs


During the summer months, we meet at a pub for our Tuesday run.  We stay for drinks after the run and sometimes chips.   The following dates and locations have been chosen:


Sept 3rd – Haugh Woods / The Crown at Woolhope




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

Severn Bridge Half Marathon Sunday 25th August

Ross 10K, 10K canicross, 5k and 5K canicross Sunday 1st September

Upton Bishop Big Dipper Sunday 15th September

Apperley Quarter Marathon Sunday 22nd September

Doughnut Dash 5k or 10k Sunday 22nd September

Redditch 10K Saturday 28th September

Grimley Raceway 6hr Sunday 28th September

Sheep Walk Shocker 10K Sunday 6th October

Hereford 10K Saturday 12th October

Hope Valley Run Sunday 13th October

Newent 9 Sunday 17th November

Bath Half 15th March 2020