Newsletter 17th May 2020


These are normally collected from 1st April.  England Athletics have extended the deadline for England Athletic Membership to 31st August 2020 .  Sue has been unable to do the electronic membership entry form for this year so we are back to the usual paper-based method.  The form is on both Facebook and the Club Website.  Please make sure that you use the updated form and that you have the correct bank details on any BACS payment you make.  Any queries, please let either myself or Sue know.

Membership form can  be found here:-


Change in Government Advice regarding exercise as of 13th May 2020

From Wednesday 13th May, the advice for people in England regarding exercise changed.  You are now allowed to do as much exercise as you like outside.  You can also exercise with one other person outside of your household providing that you follow social distancing guidelines of remaining 2m apart.  You can also travel to take exercise providing that you do not go to Wales or Scotland.

Full guidance on the new rules can be found here:-

Group meetings (such as the club sessions) are not allowed at present.


Ledbury Harriers Virtual Challenge 2

 Thank you for taking part this week.   64 members contributed and we cycled, walked and ran a total of 4629 miles round the coast of Britain.

The next challenge will start on Tuesday 19th May.  Please watch out for details.


Virtual Parkruns

If you are missing your regular Saturday parkrun, please see both Ross-on-Wye and Newent’s Facebook pages where a virtual parkrun is taking place each week.  You run your 5km and post your time.  Results are then posted!  Just like a normal Saturday.  This can be a good incentive to get out and run.  I found that I actually ran faster doing this than when I had run my 5km route at other times.

Have a good week.  It’s forecast to be a warm one.


Stay safe and healthy.