Newsletter 30th August 2020

Hope you are all having a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Getting back to running as a club

The first club run is this Tuesday at 6:45pm from the Rugby Club.  There are currently spaces in all groups apart from  Easy Runners  so if you want to come along and are a member of the club, please sign up.  If anyone is having difficulty signing up, please let me know.

I have also put on the sheet for the 8th September so if you want to come along then, you can sign up as well.

If you find that you are unable to join the group of your choice because it is always full, please let me know.  We can investigate the possibility of putting on another group at that pace  if we can get a Leader.

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)

Currently we have 1 group per pace.

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

I have been informed by the Rugby Club that the toilets will be open but they would prefer if they were used for emergencies only.

Please arrive at the club ready to run at 6:45.  The groups will set off in order starting with the Fast Group to avoid congestion on the Ross Road.

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


The groups will meet  in the following places:-

Fast Group: Inside the gate on the grass to the left hand side of the gate as you face the Rugby Club building.

Sprinters: Inside the gate on the grass to the right hand side of the gate as you face the Rugby Club building.

Runners:  On the grass  where we warm up – between the car park and the pitches

Easy Runners: At the right hand side of the building

Gentle Joggers:  To the left of the door – by the disabled parking spaces

Jeffers: far left hand side of the building as you look at it.

These places may change next week when we see how it works.  It has been a long time since I’ve been down there and these may not be the best ones.


On 24th October, there is the Dymock Virtual 10K.  There are 150 places available.

England Athletics are to release their guidance soon on Cross-Country events so please watch this space. We will let you know if the Herefordshire Winter League is going to be running this year,

If you are taking part in the Virtual London Marathon on 4th October, it would be great to see some pictures from your run/walk  and also your route!

If you know of any other races taking place, be it Virtually, as time trials or actual races under the new guidelines, please let me know so I can add them to the newsletter.


Have a good week.