Newsletter – 20th June 2021

Hi there

Good to see so many Ledbury Harriers names on the Bromyard Round the Down Results today.  Well done to David Bannister for his Age Category win.  I hope you all had a good run,, enjoyed the scenery.  I look forward to putting the race report and photos in next week’s newsletter!

We do have a race report from last weekend from Rachel Bannister:-

“The South African Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest Ultra Marathon race with a distance of 90km (approx. 56 miles). The direction of the race changes every year, alternating between the ‘up run’ starting from Durban and the ‘down run’ starting from Pietermaritzburg. This year was the centenary year, and due to the ongoing pandemic, was held as a virtual event with different distances, known as The Comrades Marathon Centenary Hope Challenge. The aim was to run for hope for a better and brighter tomorrow beyond Covid-19. So last Sunday, David & I took on the 45k ‘half’ distance, along with our South African running buddy who has ran the real 90k event twice, once in each direction (down is worse, apparently!). With a 6:30am start to try and beat the worst of the heat, we had a great time melting in 30 degree temperatures as we ran round the Worcestershire countryside. 28 very toasty miles done, and got to share in a tiny part of Comrades centenary history.”

Tuesday Runs

Please note the change of meeting venues for 3 of the groups.

Jeffers – meet at the Rugby Club at 6:35 for a 6:45 pm start.  

Gentle Joggers – meet at Wellington Heath Village Hall

Easy Runners – meet outside the Beauchamp Arms in Dymock

The other groups are in their usual meeting places.

Tuesday Night Sign-up Sheet

Pub Run – 6th July

Hopefully you all saw my email on Friday night.  We need to know numbers for this as the pub isn’t usually open on a Tuesday night but will open for us so we need to make it worth their while!  The sheet for the sign-up can be found here:-

Pub Run – 6th July The Slip

Thursday Night Sessions

The Sign- up sheet is here:-

Thursday Night sheet

Lead Runners – could you sign up on the sheet for the next few weeks please.  Lead Runners Spreadsheet

Upcoming Races

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

24th July – Return to parkrun (hopefully!).  Third time lucky!

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


Have a good week.