Newsletter 25th October 2020

Hope you have all had a good week and enjoyed the extra hour that you have got today!

It was good to see so many of you taking part in the Dymock Virtual 10K.  Well done to John Townsend and his team for putting on the event.  Let’s hope that next year it will back to it’s normal format.

Here are some photos from yesterday.

You all looked as if you had a good time.  Well done to Roy Davies and Debbie Hitchman for completing their first 10k’s.


Running Venues for this week.

Jeffers –St Katherine’s car park

Gentle Joggers – Primary School Car Park

Easy Runners – Swimming Pool Car Park

Runners – Homebase Car park

Sprinters – St Katherine’s Car Park

Fast Group – Market House.

When you meet up to  run, please remember to maintain a social distance.

We have 2 groups at Gentle Joggers and  Easy Runners pace.  One at Runners pace  but with a leader available if there are people on the reserve list this week.

Obviously putting on more groups does stretch our lead runner numbers so if any of you would like to volunteer to lead a group – whether as a regular leader or just occasionally, please talk to either your lead runner or let me know and we can fill you in on what  the role entails.

Lead Runners for this week are:-

Sprinters – Holly Gourlay – please wear off road shoes and bring a head torch!

Runners –  Mark Lister

Easy Runners – Tony Saunders and Sally Rooke

Gentle Joggers – to be confirmed

Jeffers – Helen Keegan

Sign up for Club runs

There is a limit to 5 runners plus a leader for each group with the exception of the Fast group which is 6 runners in total (no leader)

If, after signing up, you find that you can’t run on that night, please remove your name so that others can sign up.

If you could sign up by Monday evening, that will allow our Lead Runners to see who is in their group.

Please read our Risk Assessment and guidelines to Runners which can be found here.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Guidelines for Running with the Club

Membership Form

As a reminder the group paces and mileage are:-

Jeffers:- Run/walk group – about 3 miles

Gentle Joggers: 11:00 – 12:00 min miles – about 3-3 ½ miles

Easy Runners: 10:00 – 11:00 min miles – 4 – 4 ½ miles

Runners: 9:00 – 10:00 min miles 4 ½ – 5 miles

Sprinters 8:00 – 9:00 min  miles 5 – 6 miles

Fast Group < 8:00 min miles 7- 8 miles

Autumn and the dark nights are here now, so please can you make sure that you start to wear high-viz and/or carry a head/chest torch.

 Lead Runners – can you check the Lead Runners spreadsheet and fill in where you can help out please.  Thanks.

Fast and Fun is back!

There  is a Thursday sign up sheet.  6 people to each group. One group will start at 6:15 and the second group at 7:15.  The session for that evening will be at the top of the relevant sheet.  This week’s session is

(4 mins hard, 3 mins at 10K pace with 2 mins recovery) x 4 times

Fun and Fast Booking sheet

Remember to warm up ready to start at either 6:15 or 7:15pm


Upcoming Races

There are more ways in which to ‘race’ at the moment.  The Howling Bull Race has got a new format using MaprunF. and can be done any time in November and as many times as you like!

Hereford Couriers are running their post Christmas 10K on 28th December and details can be found here:-


Have a good week and remember that any contributions to the newsletter are very welcome.