Newsletter 31st May 2020


These are normally collected from 1st April.  England Athletics have extended the deadline for England Athletic Membership to 31st August 2020 .  Sue has been unable to do the electronic membership entry form for this year so we are back to the usual paper-based method.  The form is on both Facebook and the Club Website.  Please make sure that you use the updated form and that you have the correct bank details on any BACS payment you make.  Any queries, please let either myself or Sue know.

Membership form can  be found here:-


Change in Government Advice regarding exercise as of 1st June 2020

From Monday 1st June,  the advice for people in England regarding contact with people from other households has changed.

The Government guidance says this:-

1.5 If I can socially distance, can I play sport with someone I don’t live with? What about tennis / croquet / cricket / Frisbee?

From Monday 1 June, you can exercise or play sport in groups of up to six people from other households, but should only do so where it is possible to maintain a two metre gap from those you do not live with.

For example: this means you should not play contact sports like rugby or football with anyone outside your household, but tennis would be ok as long as you aren’t doubles partners. Any equipment that is used should be cleaned frequently, especially if it is used by someone else.

And if you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home – this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.”

Full guidance can be found here:-

I am waiting for England Athletics to complete their review  and issue new guidelines to us as clubs and what this means for training runs/ group sessions etc.  As soon as this is published, I will update you.  As a club, we will be following the England Athletics guidance regarding how the club meets and other training sessions.    The current England Athletics guidance can be found here:-


 Ledbury Harriers Virtual Challenge 3 – Route 66

We completed our trip across the US from East to West Coast in 10 days.  We covered 2419 miles either cycling, walking or running.  57 members logged some miles during the challenge.


Easy Runners contributed the most miles  plotted.

Fast Group contributed the most cycling miles

Easy Runners the most miles walking

And Runners were knocked off the top of the Running board by the Fast Group.


Sally Rooke was top of the cycling chart

Pete Jackson was top of the Walkers

David Bannister was top of the Running group.

Chris Grubb was the individual who contributed the most miles plotted.


There will be another Virtual Challenge for next weekend.  Details will be sent out shortly.


Virtual Parkruns

If you are missing your regular Saturday parkrun, please see both Ross-on-Wye and Newent’s Facebook pages where a virtual parkrun is taking place each week.  You run your 5km and post your time.  Results are then posted!  Just like a normal Saturday.  This can be a good incentive to get out and run.


Take care.  Have a good week.