Newsletter 2nd June 2019

Hello Harriers,

Well done to Tony and Nick who ran a 22 miles trail race on Saturday.

This morning saw 26 runners run the Bacon Butty run.  A hilly run with great scenery and tasty bacon sandwiches at the end. 

Run this week is from The Chase Inn, Upper Colwall – 6:30 to run at 6:45.   After our meeting on Tuesday, we are going to start a warm up at 6:30 for anyone who would like to warm up before running. 

Lead runners are:


Gentle Joggers – Mark

Easy Runners – Helen

Runners – Sue


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

Bouncing Boobs!

Thought that would get your attention.

Helen has organised a LADIES ONLY evening for a sports bra information evening.

Ladies! Join us at the Snugg Cafe (old HSBC bank) on Thursday 13th June at 7.00pm for a talk on the second most important bit of kit after your running shoes – your sports bra! Kim from the Bra Boudoir is going to give a talk on the importance of the right fit, what to look for etc. You will be able to book in with her for a fitting and she has said that there will be discount vouchers available as well. So come down, have a coffee, cake and a chat and find out more about you should be wearing!

If you can let me know if you are going to be able to make it so that we can give The Snugg a rough idea of the number of people coming.


Yacht Race 18th June

Helen is organising a Yacht race

The rules are simple. 2 people per team run a 5 K route. Each person estimates how long it is going to take them and the 2 times are added together to give the Team time. The team that gets closest to their predicted time is the winner. However, there is a catch…you are not allowed to wear a watch or other timing device. It is a race based on how well you can pace yourself.  You do not have to run with your team member.

If you can let Helen have the names of the people in your team and your estimated times. 

The run starts at the corner of Falcon Lane and Little Marcle Road. You can give Helen team members and times on the night but it would help if I had them beforehand.  If you don’t have another member of your team, she can pair you up on the night.

We will meet at the Rugby club at 6.30pm and then go down to the start together. Race will start at 7pm.

Any questions, please let Helen know.

ICE Tags

The club has bought each member a set of 3 tags. These are In Case of Emergency tags that will fit on your shoes. There is enough room for your name, an emergency contact number and any medical conditions. These will be given out over the next few weeks. We would like all runners to have one of these tags with them when they run with the club. It means that in the unlikely event of any injury/ accident, the lead runner of your group will be able to get in contact with someone who will be able to help.

For new runners to the club, we will have some spare tags for them to fill out on the night. If you know of any new runners on a Tuesday evening, please point them towards a lead runner who will be able to give them a tag to fill in.

Any questions about this, please ask!

Club Kit

Sorry that the club kit wasn’t handed out on Tuesday.  Unfortunately, Neil was ill.  Hope you have made a full recover Neil.

Thanks to Neil Grinnell club kit is now available to order online.  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. 12th. JUNE 2018 WESTHOPE (Hereford Couriers) 7.15 p.m.

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:


June 4th – Malvern Hills / Chase Inn

July 2nd – Wellington Heath / Farmers Arms

Aug 6th – Much Marcle / The Slip Tavern

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


Magic Roundabout 10K Sunday 9th June

Severn Valley Trail Run 10K Sunday 9th June

Malvern Joggers 10k Wednesday 12th June

Round the Downs 4.5 miles – Sunday 23rd June

Gords 6 Friday 26th June

Cleobury Mortimer 10K- Sunday 7th July

West Bromwich Harriers Summer Sizzler 5k Thursday 4th July

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