Newsletter 23rd June

Hello Harriers,

Well done to the Harriers who have been racing this week.  Lots of us seem to be getting out to various events, running and cycling.  I hear there were a few prizes were won.  Congratulations to all.

Run this week is from Rugby Club – 6:30 to run at 6:45.  Warm up at 6.30. Lead runners are:

Gentle Joggers – Chris

Easy Runners – Peter

Runners – Helen


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.

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


Couch to 5k

This week sees the graduation of our couch to 5k runners.  So Saturday, will be their Newent Parkrun graduation run.  It would be fantastic to get as many Ledbury Harriers there to support them and help them along.


Track running – Saturday 22nd June


Big thanks to Helen for organising this, everyone enjoyed themselves.  Next one will be September.


Yacht Race 18th June

Thanks to Helen for organising this and well done to our runners.  The winners were:

1st Sarah and Amy 20 secs off predicted time

2nd Caroline and Chloe 31 secs

3rd Reg and Victoria 33 secs.


ICE Tags

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

Club Kit

Club kit will be handed out to members on Tuesday night

We have our official running vest that EA rules say must be worn when racing and also some kit for you to wear when you are out running.  This kit will be printed with the club logo and Ledbury Harriers, you can also have your name put on.    Please check out our kit at:

Thank you Neil for all your work on this.

Discount Code are offering us a discount.

With the rising temperatures outside, it is the right time to re-new your summer running and training wardrobe with some breathable and lightweight kit that keeps you cool. No matter what you are looking for this month, our new club code will help you save!

The new code for the month of June is ZRL7 – valid until 2nd July 2019.




Missing some XC action?

How about these FREE off road races, set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

All abilities, no egos, just good fun!




WED. 26th. JUNE 2019 HIGH VINNALS (Ludlow Runners) 7.15 p.m

WED. 10th. JULY 2019 TBC (Wye Valley Runners) 7.15 p.m.

WED. 24th. JULY 2019 SHOBDON COURT (Croft Ambrey R.C.) 7.15 p.m


Membership Fees


By now all of us should have paid our membership fees.  If you are new to the club membership starts is £15 for the year or £30 if you want to be a member of England Athletics too.  If you want to enter the draw for the London Marathon Club Place you must be a member of the EA.


Membership forms can be found on our website:


or on our noticeboard at the Rugby Club (head as if you are going to the men’s toilets)



Pub Runs


During the summer months, we meet at a pub for our Tuesday run.  We stay for drinks after the run and sometimes chips.   The following dates and locations have been chosen:


July 2nd – Wellington Heath / Farmers Arms

Aug 6th – Much Marcle / The Slip Tavern change of venue WALWYN AMRS

Sept 3rd – Haugh Woods / The Crown at Woolhope




Please send any race reports to Holly who will try and get them into the paper



2019 Champions League


All races can now be found on our website.  Thank you to Holly for taking the time to choose the races and to Sally for getting them onto the website.


Up and coming races


Cleobury Mortimer 10K- Sunday 7th July

Dorstone Dawdle- Sunday 7th July

West Bromwich Harriers Summer Sizzler 5k Thursday 4th July

The Wild One Multi lap marathon Sunday 21st July

Severn Bridge Half Marathon Sunday 25th August

Ross 10K, 10K canicross, 5k and 5K canicross Sunday 1st September

Apperley Quarter Marathon Sunday 22nd September

Redditch 10K Saturday 28th September

Hope Valley Run Sunday 13th October