Newsletter – 13th June 2021

Hi there

It’s going to be warm this week so please make sure you are well hydrated before going out for a run  and carry some water as well.

Tuesday Night Runs

Gentle Joggers – meeting at Colwall Church this week for their run.

Please remember to sign up on the spreadsheet if you are going to come along.  The link for the sign-up sheet is on the Tuesday night training page or see below:

The Tuesday night spreadsheet is here:- Tuesday night runs

We will take a view in the next couple of weeks with regard to when we go back to the Rugby Club as our main meeting place.

June 22nd – Easy Runners will meet at Dymock (outside the Beauchamp Arms)

Thursday Night Sessions

If you want to try out a session, please come along to the Rugby Club at 6:30pm on Thursday evening.  Please remember to sign up on the spreadsheet which can be found  or here

Thursday Night spreadsheet

The last session for this will be on the 22nd July and then we will take a break in August and restart again in September.  For the last session, we were thinking about doing something completely different and having a game of Rounders!  Does any one have access to any Rounders equipment at all?  If so, please let me know.  Thanks.


Dates for your Diary

6th July  – our first pub run of the summer.  From The Slip Inn in Much Marcle.  There will be chips afterwards!!  We will meet at  The Slip Tavern, run in our usual groups and then meet back for drinks and chips.  We will need to take into account  the latest Government guidance and restrictions regarding this so please keep an eye on the newsletter, in case this changes.

Jo is planning other social events for the summer so watch this space. (COVID restrictions allowing)

Upcoming Races

20th June – Round the Downs Race Bromyard    This is now fully off-road.

26th June – Return to parkrun (hopefully!).  Again, this may change depending on what is announced on Monday 14th June.

27th June – Pendock Chicken Run

30th June – Malvern Joggers 10K

4th July  – Leominster Triathlon

4th July – Monmouth Tri  Challenge Run.  12km run alongside the Wye

17th July – The Scrumpy Scurry – 5K run 3 laps with a cider on each lap!  To be held at Mortimers Orchard

18th July – Caplor Hill Race

12th September – Wye Valley Tunnel run

18th September – Dymock Half Marathon and 10K

19th September – Run Hereford 2021 in aid of St Michael’s Hospice

21st November – Newent Nine

We have a race report and pictures!  Thanks to Jayne Creswell for doing this.

Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo 5 Mile

Four Ledbury Harriers ventured out on Wednesday 2nd June to run the Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo race.  The race covers 5.5 miles of trails over the Cleeve Hill golf course. A golf course, it must have been flat. WRONG. There were plenty of hills: 792 ft of them. Some of the climbs were like hitting a brick wall. My ‘favourite’ I would describe as giant steps. Vertical for 2 metres, then flat for 2 metres. Vertical for 2 metres, then flat for 2 metres. Vertical for 2 metres, then flat for 2 metres.  You get the picture.  I can’t believe they play golf there, but they were there with their balls and clubs.

I’ve made it sound like torture but I must say, it was a fantastic run. The scenery was gorgeous, running with baby lambs bleating you on and the weather was beautiful.  I will certainly aim to do it next year.

First Harrier home was Kate Elkington in a time of 49:38. Followed by Rachel Bannister, 60:19. Sally Rooke beat me by 1 second in a time of 76:31. The first male runner returned in a time of 34:27 and female runner 40:04.

If you do any races, it would be great to have a write up to go into the newsletter and also to go into the Ledbury Reporter as well.  Pictures are always welcome!

I mentioned before that from July, the newsletter will come out monthly. Please let me have any write-ups of races done, pictures taken etc.


That’s all for now.