Newsletter – 8th February 2020
Congratulations to Dave Horne and Kate Elkington for winning their age categories at the Winter Cross Countries.
It would be great to have some other contributions to the newsletter. It could be a review of a parkrun, a race you have done with thoughts on the course, etc. If you have read something running related that you think other people would find interesting, please send details; web links etc. Anything that you think that other members of the club would find useful, thought provoking or just of interest. It would add a bit of interest to the newsletter! Pictures also welcome!
Lead Runners this week
Gentle Joggers: Nick
Easy Runners: Sally R
We have got a couple of new Lead Runners but I am still short for the Sprinter’s group. If anyone would like to volunteer to take this group out, then please come and have a chat with me. Anyone else who would like to be a Lead Runner for the other groups would also be very welcome!
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.
Jeffers – Run/walk group
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
Magnificent Eastnor Castle Race
This takes place on 29th March 2020. We now have flyers available. If you could collect some on Tuesday and distribute them around your places of work etc or at any races you are doing that would be great. Thanks.
Details of this run have been finalised:
Main Race 11:00
Kids Race 11:10
Entry fee – affiliated £14 non-affiliated £16
Refreshments are now being organised by Ella and Edd Hogan. If we can have a couple of extra volunteers for the day that would be a great help. We will also be looking for donations of cake!
Entries are now live – https://www.entrycentral.com/MEC72020. Please promote at any races you attend or share across Facebook with any other groups who may be interested.
Fast and Fun
Thursday night 6pm meet at Homebase or 6:15pm at the corner of Prince Rupert Road.
Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be fast – you just want to run faster.
Now you have your ICE tags, don’t forget to put them on!
Unofficial club kit is available
Please send any race reports to Holly who will try and get them into the paper.
Up and coming races
Muddy Woody 16th February 2020
Action Heart 5 1st March 2020
Wolverhampton Trail Half 14th March 2020
Bath Half 15th March 2020
Inkberrow Relay 15th March 2020
Abergavenny 10K 5th April 2020
Dick Whittington 4 Thursday 14th May
Pendock Chicken Run 22nd March 2020
Speech House (FOD) Friday 27th March 2020
Herefordshire 10 miler 29th March 2020
Great Bristol 10k 3rd May 2020
Sandwell Valley Park 5K and 10K 10th May
Edinburgh Marathon 24th May 2020
Dymock Half Marathon and 10k 24th May 2020
Bridgnorth Lions Walk & Marathon Monday 25th May
Bulmers Bash 31st May
Sharpness 16/50 Canal 6th June 2020
Aldridge 5K and 10K 14th June 2020
Frampton 10k Monday 29th June
Severn Bridge Half Marathon and 10k Sunday 30th August
Wye Valley Trail Race 25K 5th September 2020
Bristol Half Marathon 27th September 2020
If you do any events, please let me know so that we can celebrate your successes.
1st March – litter pick in Ledbury. Details to follow
21st March will be the Couch to 5K graduation Parkrun.
14th May – we are having a film showing at Ledbury Market Theatre. Film is to be confirmed but will be (albeit loosely) running related. £5 per ticket. 8pm start for the film. Please bring friends and family along as well. The Bar will also be open that night. Details of the film will be published as soon as it is confirmed.
That’s all this week’s news.