Newsletter 16th May 2020

Hi there

Hope you have managed to dodge the rain this weekend and got out and about.

Tuesday Night Runs

At our meeting on Wednesday night, it was decided that we would not change the venues for meeting up but would take off the group size restriction.  One of the reasons for this, is that the Rugby Club is currently very busy on a Tuesday night with rugby and football training which makes social distancing and parking(!) quite difficult.  We hope to return to the Rugby Club when all restrictions are lifted  or when the rugby and football training sessions finish which ever is the earliest.

If a Lead Runner or group wish to change the meeting venue for a session, please let me know a week in advance so that I can update the spreadsheet and make sure people know where to go.  Thanks!

The spreadsheet has been updated.  You still need to add your name to the list for Track and Trace purposes  and if you are unable to run, please remove your name as usual so that the group knows not to expect you.

The Tuesday spreadsheet can be found here:-Tuesday Night Spreadsheet

Thursday Night Sessions

These are now open to everyone who wishes to join them.  Please add your name to the Thursday Night spreadsheet if you are going to attend.  We are meeting at 6:30pm at the Rugby Club.  The session consists of a warm -up, a focused series of exercises and a cool-down.  It lasts about an hour and everyone is very welcome. The sessions are tailored to ensure that everyone, regardless of your current speed, gets something from it.  It is a good opportunity to meet and chat to people that you don’t normally run with.

Thursday Night Session


Pub Runs

We are hoping to have these again this summer.  They have been penciled in for the 1st Tuesday in July, August and September.  Keep an eye out in the newsletter and on Facebook for them.  Jo Taylor-Grieg, our social secretary, will be organising them for us.


I would like to change the format of the newsletter from the beginning of July to a monthly one which has more input from other club members.  It would be good to have some Race reports, pictures  (and great to have some which we can submit to the Ledbury Reporter), news from the groups, details of Social events and a more comprehensive race diary.  If anyone has anything else that they would like to add into the newsletter, please do let me know.

Updates (such as reminders about pub runs, social events or venue changes) would be sent out out on an ad-hoc basis.


2021-22 Membership forms

If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2021/22, it is now due!

The membership form can be found on the website here:-

Dates for your Diary 

23rd May – Ross Round Relays

5th June – Return to parkrun (hopefully!) latest details can be found here

20th June – Round the Downs Race Bromyard  

27th June – Pendock Chicken Run

30th June – Malvern Joggers 10K

4th July  – Leominster Triathlon

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

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

Obviously, these all have the caveat that things might change because of Government guidance.  I think it is going to be a busy Summer and Autumn of races and events. Please let me know of others that are being put on and that I have missed.

Have a good week.