Conti-lightning Run 2015

IMG_1598-2May day bank holiday weekend 50 Telford Harriers plus support descended upon Catton Park in Derbyshire to participate in the 12 hour Conti Lightning Run, 12 hours of 10k runs in which 53 mixed teams of 5 competed. 40 or so Harriers turned up on the Saturday and set up camp only a few yards from the Start/Finish line. Unfortunately the rain started on Saturday lunchtime and got heavier throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Telford Harriers took over the marquee as the evening went on. The tea, coffee, beer, proscecco and conversation was flowing! Everyone was tucked up in their tents by 10pm in readiness for the tough day ahead

IMG_1560-2 5.30am on Sunday the race briefing took place we were advised to take it easy as parts of the course were very slippy. 6am and the first runners were off in the pouring rain, we were informed that the rain would stop at around 9am, we all kept our fingers crossed! Dean Gapper and David Kingston were the quickest Harriers, back in impressive times of 42.13 and 43.47 respectively. By the time the runners were on their 2nd lap the course had gone from bad to worse, it was turning into a mud run!
IMG_5023-1Despite the conditions ahead spirits weren’t dampened, by 10am the rain has stopped and by early afternoon the sun came out and running conditions had improved immensely. By 6pm everyone was basking in the sun celebrating completing the tough 12 hour task. There were some fine performances by the Harriers with The Green and Gold Barmy Army finishing 2nd , Harrier Dream Team, Matron’s Posse and Head and Shoulders Green and Gold all finishing in the top 10.

Well done to all that took part. Bring on Conti 2016

(Photos courtesy of Richard Howells)


London Marathon

Well done all Harriers in completing London Marathon.

Provisional results.

Jon Edmonds 3.34.30

Karen Foreman 5.35.06

Janet Glover 5.35.06

Jon Higson 3.29.59

Emma Hodges 5.35.06

Matt Johnson 4.18.36

Lisa Yeomans 4.25.12

Art Zammit 4.54.36


Again well done all.



Ironbridge Half Marathon 2015

Well done to all that took part in the 2015 Ironbridge Half Marathon.   The weather was perfect for another successful event.

The provisional results can be found on this link at the Sportsystems web site:       CLICK .

You can find the photo’s of the event on Brian Smiths website:   CLICK

Once the results have been finallied the we will post the Prize winners and send out the prize winnings in the post.   Watch this space!

We really appreciate any feedback you might have and always act on the feed back we receive.  If you have the time we would appreciate an email answering these three questions:

What did you like about the event

What did you not like about the event

What could we improve on next year

Send you emails to

Many thanks

Ironbridge Half Committee






April through to May 2015

This list is not comprehensive list of fixtures but gives readers an idea of how much we do as a club.  Something for every runner from 5k to marathoner. Not included are fell races and triathlons.  Phew enough to be going on with!

Parkrun every Saturday in Telford Town park 9am.  Other parkruns at Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Stoke.

Harriers volunteer to organise the run throughout the year.


3rd       Air Products 10k Crewe (fast and flat pb course)

8th       Lilleshall 5 mile.  (Part of sexarathon series)

12th     Brighton Marathon. Lots of Harriers in this one

19th     Our now famous Ironbridge Half marathon Our club Race

19th     Manchester Marathon  Look out for all the Harriers

26th     London Marathon  Harriers in this one as well.


3rd       Sherrifhales Shuffle

3rd       Conti run a relay done in teams over 12 hours, we have 13 teams completing this year

10th     Market Drayton 10k

17th     Much Wenlock Half and full multi terrain marathon

20th     Phoenix Flyer (Telford sexarathon series)

21st     Attingham Park Relays  (150 teams of three runners)


Improving your pacing and speed. April 2015

Improving your pacing and speed. April 2015

After the first 4 weeks of the speed work there have been some vast improvements in posture and technique and most of all times!!!
Athletes are seeing their race times tumbling. This is due to tiny adjustments to technique posture and pacing.
April will continue in the same format but with more detailed training sessions and more effort.
I am concentrating on 5k and 10k racers but of course everyone will benefit from doing the sessions.
Don’t be put off by the term “speed work” as it will be anything but that for the first few weeks. I’m hoping that runners who have attended the sessions before will come along and support the beginners.
The plan below outlines how we will progress for April.

Week 1

Identifying your goals
Practice pacing and introduce some more technique.
Including fast feet.

Week 2

A not so gentle hill session with uphill and downhill technique.

Week 3

More Fast feet and high knees and silly walks!!!!!!!!!!

Week 4

More serious paced running with technique. Plus review of
the past four weeks and how we progress to the next block
of training. How does a track session appeal. Your thoughts please?

Telford Harriers A G M

Harriers A G M will take place on 21st April. Held at Horsehay golf club starting at 8.30.

Any proposals or nominations for club officers should be made to one of the committee before next meeting on14th April.


Thanks all Jeff

Pictures from Malta



Well done to all of the Harriers who took part in the races in Malta.

Here is a picture of the Gang before the race.

They look cold…….







And after the race, looking a little warmer.

Well Done to all that took park.  I hope you all enjoyed some post race drinks you deserved it.