Wye Valley Runners coaching
Over the last couple of years, we have been trying to provide those runners who want to do something more than a club run with an alternative speed session, designed to improve their running performance. These sessions, although reasonably well supported, have not been designed as part of a structured training programme. The Committee has agreed that these sessions should continue and we are working with other athletic clubs, such as the Hereford Tri Club, to share coaching resources and the cost of hiring facilities like the track. There will now be a track session every Wednesday over the winter period.
As you know, I have now taken over as Chairman of WVR and one of my aims is to get more people in the club involved in coaching. However, in the short term I will remain as the coaching lead on the Committee, until other people either come forward or are persuaded to get involved. I will still design and take as many of the speed sessions as I can, but I would also be interested in working with some members on a one-to-one or small group basis to help with the entirety of their training plans. In order to gauge interest, can you drop me an e-mail if you would be interested in this approach. I will then arrange an initial meeting for us all to discuss how it will work.
If you look at the calendar you will see if I have added the return of the Marcle Ridge Run for Boxing Day. Everyone is welcome but for this to go ahead we will need people willing to lead the different paced groups. If you know the group and are willing to lead let me know and ill add you to the list.
Its the time of year again when two of the biggest Cross country races in calendar are upon us, and its time for you to put your names down and participate in a fantastic event.
Not just for the elite this race is open to everyone of all standards.
The Midlands is at Nottingham on Saturday January 27th
The Nationals is back to the birthplace of cross country in London on the iconic Parliament Hill on Saturday 24th February
Lets try and get as many people as possible and fly the Wye Valley Runners flag. I will start collecting names in December.
The club will pay for the entry fee so all we ask is that once your name is down mark it down and commit as best you can.
HEREFORDSHIRE CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE 2017/18
Croft Castle - 12th November 2017
Course details of the start time, location and sort of flat course here
Due to the increased popularity of the XC League and the subsequent extra traffic, it has been deemed necessary to park runners' vehicles in a nearby field separate from the National Trust car park.
Please follow car parking marshals' instructions.
There will still be a car parking charge of £3 for each vehicle imposed by the National Trust. This will not apply to National Trust members.
Car sharing, as much as is possible, would make sense.
Tremendous start to the XC season with Wye Valley Men's team taking top slot and the women's team taking 2nd position. Fantastic run by Clare Alison - first woman home in a time of 49.27 with Danca Machackova breathing down her neck in third place. Christian and Mike led the mens team home to victory with a very fast time from Christian of 42.26. A great turnout from the club.
Womens and Mens club results below - full results click here
1Clare AlisonWye Valley RunnersFV4049.27
3Danca MachackovaWye Valley RunnersS.F.50.44
15Jane HaydeWye Valley RunnersS.F.57.43
20Cath WatkinsWye Valley RunnersFV3558.20
23Lynne ComptonWye Valley RunnersFV5059.56
26Lara HarleyWye Valley RunnersS.F.60.59
27Ann PritchardWye Valley RunnersFV5061.04
36Jan EdwardsWye Valley RunnersFV6062.22
41Billy SmallwoodWye Valley RunnersFV5064.13
51Becky HumphreysWye Valley RunnersS.F.68.19
53Sian ChampkenWye Valley RunnersFV4568.33
and the blokes:
6Christian JonesWye Valley RunnersMV4542.26
10Mike FawcettWye Valley RunnersMV5044.17
13Liam GriceWye Valley RunnersS.M.45.09
14Dan LewisWye Valley RunnersMV4045.13
15Steve FlowersWye Valley RunnersS.M.45.22
16Peter FlynnWye Valley RunnersMV4545.47
28Ian WhistanceWye Valley RunnersMV4547.53
37Ward LinneyWye Valley RunnersS.M.49.24
47Shaun HoyesWye Valley RunnersMV5552.26
58Alec HoskinsWye Valley RunnersMV4054.46
61Paddy NugentWye Valley RunnersMV5555.34
72Michael SmallwoodWye Valley RunnersMV5057.47
74Malcolm EdwardsWye Valley RunnersMV4558.22
80Tony ChampkenWye Valley RunnersMV6059.11
81Nigel JonesWye Valley RunnersMV5559.21
95Simon OliverWye Valley RunnersMV5061.05
100Ralph LloydWye Valley RunnersMV5562.41
104Dave SherwoodWye Valley RunnersMV6063.48
106Brian SymondsWye Valley RunnersMV7564.16
109Bill GriffithsWye Valley RunnersMV6567.53
113Jeremy FormbyWye Valley RunnersMV4571.19
116Peter SmithWye Valley RunnersMV6577.27
There will no longer be updates about the club run on facebook.
All club runs will be added to the training planner, with a map so everybody knows where to go.
Please check the website so you know the route, it is getting dark in the evenings now and with poor visibility we don't want to lose anyone.
A smaller website is available on the homepage
Over the next few weeks the club would like members to volunteer to be group leaders helping those within the group maintain a pace and not get lost.
Speed sessions will continue with the same structure but these should be used as part of a structured training plan
- Sunday October 15th - Cross Country Forest Fields - details to follow. Fantastic opportunity for everyone to test themselves. Numbers from Kelly - club vests to be worn. All abilities welcome and new club members especially welcome.
- Friday November 3rd. AGM - some important issues to be discussed - please come along and contribute and enjoy the free hot supper.
- Sunday Nov 12th - race 2 Cross Country - Croft Castle . Killer
- Friday Dec 1st - Muddy Woody entries open - provisional race date Feb 11th
- Sunday 3rd December -race 3 Cross Country Monkhall - our race - all hands on deck
- Sat December 9th (provisional) Christmas party and club award presentations. Details soon
- Jan 1st New Years day 10k - all hands on deck again
Join us at the Rowing Club - Friday November 3rd November for our 2017 AGM. Your chance to share your views, elect a new committee and meet friends old and new. Free hot supper in the bar. 2018 subs due on the night as well please
Good turn out by Wye Valley Runners on Wednesday night for the 1 mile county champs and some fast times recorded. Hope to see more of you try these next year.
1st | Charlie Jones | Cheltenham Harriers | 4:57:0
2nd | Steven Flowers | Wye Valley Runners | 4:58:1
3rd| Chris Cleary | Hereford Couriers | 5:29:2
4th| Ward Linney | Wye Valley Runners | 5:54:7
5th| Martin Williams | Ledbury | 6:07:7
6th| Scott Hardie | Croft Ambereley | 6:20:3
7th| Sam Newman | Unattached | 7:08:5
8th| Kash Essa | Unattached | 8:53:6
1st | Nick Hitchings |Worcester AC | 5:10:4
2nd | Dan Lewis | Wye Valley Runners| 5:13:7
3rd| Jeremy Jehan |Wye Valley Runners | 5:25:2
4th| Jake Underhill | Hereford Couriers | 5:48:6
5th| Kevin Rowe | Wye Valley Runners | 6:03:0
6th| Brent Lowson | Wye Valley Runners | 6:18:4
7th| Kev Barnes | Hereford County AC | 6:46:6
1st| Ross Cameron | Hereford Couriers | 5:11:0
1st | Scott James | Croft Ambereley | 4:59:5
2nd| Alec Harper | Croft Ambereley | 5:46:3
1st| Robyn Gore | Croft Ambereley | 6:01:0
2nd |Becky Humphreys | Wye Valley Runners | 6:56:4
1st | Laura Tootell | Wye Valley Runners | 5:57:0
2nd | Clare Simms | Wye Valley Runners | 6:05:8
3rd| Lynne Compton | Wye Valley Runners | 6:56:0
Congratulations to Kenilworth club member Louise Andrews for her first women's slot in 1.14.13 and to Greg Wisiniowski from Hereford Tri Club for taking first place in a fast 57.52.
Steven Flowers and Kelly Bowen become County Champions for 2017- finishing in 1.03.55 and 1.15.22.
Full results here
County Champ results here
Well done all in team Wye Valley for a fantastic summer season. Particular congratulations to Laura and Sam for winning the women's and men's league title. And once again Wye Valley hang on to the championship trophy. Lots of category winners and some hard fought individual performances. Our thanks to Mike, Clive and team for all their hard work.
Click here for Shobdon results
Click here for a list of lads award Winners.
Click here for a list of lasses award winners
Click here for Final Team Scores.Ludlow Runners and Wye Valley Runners 'B' were equal in 3rd place. The 3rd place trophy was awarded to Ludlow Runners by virtue of them having a lower score over the 3 best races
Click here for a list of the final individual positions. This is based on the best 3 overall positions from the 4 races. Where scores are equal it reverts to the best 2 positions.
HEREFORDSHIRE SUMMER OFF ROAD LEAGUE 2017
RACE 4 - SHOBDON COURT
WEDNESDAY 26th JULY
The postcode for the race venue is HR6 9LZ , but you are probably better off just using this as a means of getting to Shobdon. There will be Croft Ambrey R.C. signs pointing you to the race HQ when you near the village. If you are approaching from the west your sat nav will try to take you up a drive which is blocked by electronically operated gates.
The conclusion of the race will be followed by a presentation of the individual and team awards for the series. Mike will endeavour to work out the results and details as quickly as possible, so please be patient and hang around to applaud and support your team mates who may have won awards.
Fantastic turnout for the so called summer series XC race last Wednesday. On a cold, dark and wet evening Sam stormed home in a tremendous time of 35.11 to secure Wye Valley's winning team position . Some really good individual performances listed below. Full results here
1 Sam Mayglothling Wye Valley Runners S.M. 35.11
3 Steve Flowers Wye Valley Runners S.M. 36.35
4 Jeremy Jehan Wye Valley Runners MV45 36.50
5 Christian Jones Wye Valley Runners MV45 37.00
8 Peter Nugent Wye Valley Runners S.M. 37.57
9 Dan Lewis Wye Valley Runners MV40 38.04
10 Lea Wood Wye Valley Runners S.M. 38.46
13 Andy Moxon Wye Valley Runners MV45 39.29
19 Ian Sockett Wye Valley Runners MV45 40.36
21 Paul Davies Wye Valley Runners MV45 41.11
32 Laura Tootell *** Wye Valley Runners FV40 42.37
38 Paul Bouston Wye Valley Runners MV45 43.28
48 Tony Champken Wye Valley Runners MV60 44.45
56 Maria Miles *** Wye Valley Runners FV40 45.22
64 Paddy Nugent Wye Valley Runners MV55 45.57
68 Becki Ansfield *** Wye Valley Runners FV40 46.24
84 Steve Bedford Wye Valley Runners MV60 48.26
91 Amy Tootell *** Wye Valley Runners FV40 49.21
100 Lynne Compton *** Wye Valley Runners FV50 50.27
105 Nigel Jones Wye Valley Runners MV55 50.52
111 Cath Watkins *** Wye Valley Runners FV35 51.23
117 Sarah Bayley *** Wye Valley Runners S.F. 52.27
125 Jan Edwards *** Wye Valley Runners FV60 55.27
127 Brian Symonds Wye Valley Runners MV70 55.37
129 Craig Mussell Wye Valley Runners S.M. 56.12
133 Sian Champken *** Wye Valley Runners FV45 56.57
137 Rae Williams *** Wye Valley Runners S.F. 59.04
146 Carol ? *** Wye Valley Runners S.F. 62.52
150 Amy Gilligan *** Wye Valley Runners S.F. 64.52
151 Robert Gilligan Wye Valley Runners MV50 64.52
ABBEYDORE WEDNESDAY 12th July 2015 7.30 p.m. start
Wye Valley Runners will be hosting the next race in the series. Thanks to Merv and neighbours for their hospitality
The route will be similar to the last few years depending on how Merv feels - so come prepared. About 5 ish miles - some flat parts on the way to the hills.
Race starts 7.30 prompt. Plenty of parking - with a short walk to start so please arrive in plenty of time. Meet at rowing club for a shared lift at 6pm
Directions here : https://goo.gl/lBpsnI
Postcode for Sat Nav HR2 0JQ
A465 from Hereford to Abergavenny
Turn right opposite Wormbridge church, signposted Abbeydore
Continue and straight over crossroads to a T junction and then follow arrows from there
The next alternative run is on Monday 3rd July. Meet at the Bell Tillington at 6.15 to start at 6.30. There will be a longer hillier route of about 7 miles and a shorter route about 5 miles. And there is also a walk option for non runners/families/children/ about 3 miles. Drinkies after at the pub!
See below all you need to know about this Wednesdays XC race. Meet 6pm at club to share transport. Club vests must be worn. Numbers from Kelly.
Herefordshire Off-Road League – Summer Series, 2017 Race 2 High Vinnalls, organised by Ludlow Runners Start time 7.15 pm. Click here for route map. The course is a challenging ‘up and downer’ of just under 5 miles. It features hard and grassy tracks, forest roads, and a short ‘technical’ downhill section through woodland about three quarters of the way round. We worried about you all being tired enough, so it finishes with a steady climb of about a mile. There’s no need to thank us. Directions: The Postcode for Monstay Farm, opposite High Vinnalls car park, is SY8 2HE From the South: Take the first turning to Ludlow from the A49 along the B4361. On arriving at the edge of the town turn left immediately before a set of traffic lights on a closed river bridge (Ludford Bridge). Signposted Burrington/Wigmore. The Charlton Arms is on the corner of this road. From the North: Take the first exit into Ludlow from the A49 (Bromfield Rd B4361). Follow this road into the centre of town at the top of the hill. At the traffic lights continue on the B4361 downhill – the road bears right at the bottom of the hill. At the next set of traffic lights by a stone river bridge (Ludford Bridge) turn left over the bridge and then immediately right just past the Charlton Arms, signposted Burrington/Wigmore. Finding the Start (From both North and South): At the Wigmore Road, travel for 3 miles uphill, passing the Whitcliffe Common and viewpoint on your way. After a sharp downhill section watch out for a sign displaying 'Vinnalls Car Park 200 yards'. Turn right into the farm entrance immediately opposite the Vinnalls car park. We are using the field opposite the Forestry Commission car park for parking so we don’t monopolise the car park itself. The land owners have kindly consented to this, but have requested a donation to the local church. Please therefore be ready to make a £1 donation for parking.
I'm expecting to receive race numbers in the post this weekend and I will bring to club on Monday and Wednesday next week. Hopefully everyone has organised transport to their start points but there are several people following the race who can help with transport if needed - Brian and myself, Paul Bouston and if anyone else is available to help please let us know.