Newsletter – 16th February

Newsletter – 16th  February 2020

Social  and other Events

Jo has been working hard to organise some social events and the summer pub runs.

21st March.  Skittles Evening at the British Legion. Chilli  (meat and veggie options) plus rice will be served.  £5 per ticket.

14th May  Film night at the Market Theatre.  The film is “Run, Lola, Run”.  The brief synopsis of the film is

“Manni and Lola are twenty-something Berliners, way past cool and desperately in love. When Manni, a local criminal’s errand boy, loses twenty thousand Marks, he has twenty minutes to find the money or face retaliation. Not the brightest bulb, Manni turns to the quick-witted, resourceful Lola to devise a plan to save his hide. And so she does, and off she sprints, running for Manni’s life, for her love, and to find money somewhere, somehow.”

The film will start at 8pm.  The bar will be available and tickets will be £5 each.  Friends and family welcome.  Please note that the film is rated as a “15”.

Summer Pub Runs

These have been booked with the pubs and are as follows:-

Beauchamp Arms, Dymock 5th May

The Moon, Mordiford 2nd June

Slip Tavern, Much Marcle 7th July

Chase Inn, Malverns 4th August

The Bell, Bosbury 1st September  – to be confirmed.

1st March – litter pick in Ledbury.  Jayne is organising this.  It would be great to see as many people as possible out helping to tidy up the area that we run in.  Equipment will be provided. Meet at 11am   – place to be confirmed.

21st March will be the Couch to 5K graduation Parkrun. Please come and support the new ‘graduates’ either by running or volunteering.


Parkrun Tourism

Laura has suggested that it would be good to do some parkrun tourism.  She has proposed the following:-

“Kingsway Parkrun Gloucester on 22nd Feb. Weather should be ok! Course looks like a mixture of tarmac, gravel and grass. Toilet facility available, can leave belongings in sports pavilion but at own risk.

Meet at Homebase to car share and aim to leave about 8.10am latest. “

It would be good to see people out wearing their Ledbury Harriers shirts on this! (And a good picture for the newsletter!)


Lead Runners this week

Jeffers:  Help needed

Gentle Joggers:  Denise

Easy Runners:  Help needed

Runners:   Sarah

Sprinters:  Help Needed


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


Magnificent Eastnor Castle Race

This takes place on 29th March 2020.  We now have flyers available.  If you could collect some on Tuesday and distribute them around your places of work etc or at any races you are doing that would be great.  Thanks.

Details of this run have been finalised:

Canicross 10:45

Main Race 11:00

Kids Race 11:10

Entry fee – affiliated £14 non-affiliated £16

Refreshments are now being organised by Ella and Edd Hogan.  If we can have a couple of extra volunteers for the day that would be a great help.  We will also be looking for donations of cake!

Entries are now live –  Please promote at any races you attend or share across Facebook with any other groups who may be interested.

There will be a meeting about the race shortly to finalise details.  Watch this space!

Fast and Fun

Thursday night 6pm meet at Homebase or 6:15pm at the corner of Prince Rupert Road.

Everyone welcome.  You don’t have to be fast – you just want to run faster.

ICE Tags

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

Club Kit

Unofficial club kit is available




Please send any race reports to Holly who will try and get them into the paper. If you can email Holly with photos that would be good as the resolution of photos taken from Facebook isn’t good enough for the paper.


Up and coming races


Action Heart 5 1st March 2020

Wolverhampton Trail Half 14th March 2020

Bath Half 15th March 2020

Inkberrow Relay 15th March 2020

Abergavenny 10K 5th April 2020

Dick Whittington 4 Thursday 14th May

Pendock Chicken Run 22nd March 2020

Speech House (FOD) Friday 27th March 2020

Herefordshire 10 miler 29th March 2020

Great Bristol 10k 3rd May 2020

Sandwell Valley Park 5K and 10K 10th May

Edinburgh Marathon 24th May 2020

Dymock Half Marathon and 10k 24th May 2020

Bridgnorth Lions Walk & Marathon Monday 25th May

Bulmers Bash 31st May

Sharpness 16/50 Canal 6th June 2020

Aldridge 5K and 10K  14th June 2020

Frampton 10k Monday 29th June

Severn Bridge Half Marathon and 10k Sunday 30th August

Wye Valley Trail Race 25K 5th September 2020

Bristol Half Marathon 27th September 2020


If you do any events, please let me know so that we can celebrate your successes.


And as a start of adding other vaguely related running things to the newsletter, I thought I would add a suggestion for a book to read.

“The End of the World Running Club” by Adrian J Walker. 

“So the world ends and you lot start a running club.”   It is a race against time from Scotland to Cornwall in order to escape the UK after a meteorite strike.  With the road network largely destroyed, there is only one way to get there….run.

I have a copy if anyone would like to borrow it.  It’s a good read and does contain running!


That’s all this week’s news.