Newsletter – 4th July 2021

Hi there

Quick one this week.

Tuesday Night Run

A reminder that Tuesday’s run is from The Slip in Much Marcle.  6:30 for a 6:45 start.  There will be chips afterwards!  You will need to fill in a track ‘n’ trace form or use the app.  It is table service for drinks.  Tables will be inside and outside.  Toilets are one in, one out.

I have transferred all the names from the Pub sign-sheet over to the usual Tuesday sheet.  If you can just check that your name is on the list if you are coming along.

Tuesday Night Sign Up sheet

From Tuesday 13th July, we will be meeting back at the Rugby Club to start our runs.  6:30 for a warm up before going at 6:45pm.

Thursday Night Sessions

We will have sessions at 6:30 at the Rugby Club until the 22nd July.  Sign up sheet below.  All welcome.

Thursday Night Sessions

Social Events

The paddle-boarding session on 23rd July is now fully booked.  Jo may be able to book another one later on if people are interested.  Please email her at if interested.

A Rounders social is being held on 30th July at 6:30pm.  Families welcome to come along as well.  Please sign up on the sheet below if you are coming along.

Rounders 30th July


Malvern Joggers 10K Race Report

Thanks, Jayne, for another great race report.

On Wednesday evening, seven Ledbury Harriers made the short journey over the hill to run the Malvern Joggers 10K.  The race is run around Little Malvern and Castlemorton Common and whilst not on the hills, is still very hilly with some long climbs.  The weather for the evening was hot and muggy but with rain earlier on in the week the ground was damp and in some places muddy.

The race started at their new starting point, just below the Little Malvern Priory.  We had all been allocated pens in which to start based on our starting time.  It had a great social feel and was a great opportunity to meet up with runners who we had not seen in many months.
The race is on various terrain, grass, gravel paths and roads and there are a couple of opportunities to see other runners running in the opposite direction.  It takes in the quarry and if it hadn’t been fenced off, I would have been tempted to take a dip.  After the quarry, you run down the road that runs through the common.  I love this stretch, a great opportunity to stretch the legs out.  Then, it is back up and then back down and then  back up to the finish.
Do you remember the scene from the Vicar of Dibley, where Dawn French is romantically walking along with her new boyfriend and she splashes in what she thinks is a puddle which ends up to be a hole up to her chin.  Well imagine that with mud.  You now have a picture of me, running through Castlemorton common!  I thought I was going to lose my much loved trainers but thankfully they survived.
Anyhow the bit your are probably wanting to know, the results:
David Bannister 40:02
Steve Rooke 42:54
Martin Williams 48:06
Chris Law 48:48 (returning from injury)
Rachel Bannister 64:01
Deborah Band 80:24
Jayne Cresswell 83:50
This is a fantastic race.  Great marshalls and a really friendly atmosphere.  The medal was great, made out of locally sourced slate.  Let’s hope that next year we can be treated to the usual after race curry.
Don’t forget if you are doing a race or event, to send in a report and photos.  It’s great to see them.
And finally news just in – Chris Grubb completed the UK Ironman today in an amazing 10hours and 38 mins.  Fantastic effort, Chris!