Thanks to Jeff and Deb

This year sees a change of chairman and vice chairman.   Thank you so much Jeff Wright and Deb Hugh for your years of tireless input into the club.

Rob Friel and Emma Hodges will take over as chair and vice respectively.   We wish them the best of luck.

Yours in sport

Telford harriers committee.

Ironbridge Half Marathon 2016

Ironbridge HalfSELLING OUT FAST…..
Avoid disappointment and register now
The Ironbridge Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13th March 2016. The 13.1 mile course takes you through the picturesque Ironbridge Gorge and will take you on a historic journey through he centre of the industrial revolution.
We are keeping the course the same as last year. We wont be posting numbers this year, instead you will need to register and collect the race number and timing chip from the starting arena.

For more information on the Race please click here
If you have any questions please email
Link to Online registration Click
Link to Postal registration Click

Club Race league 

Telford Harriers 2016 Race League
As usual the race league will run throughout 2016 and trophies will be awarded to the Senior Male/Female and Vet Male/Female with the most points at the end of the year. There will also be a new trophy this year, the Muster trophy for the person attending the most ‘pointed’ races.
The race league includes something for everyone, a cross section of race distances, the staffs league XC and several off road races throughout the year. It will also include all club handicap races so plenty of opportunity to gain lots of points and show support to another classic club series.
The points system will work the same as the Sexarathon races, first harrier over the line in each category gets 100 points, 2nd 99 and so on. Also every harrier who volunteers to marshal at the Ironbridge half marathon will be awarded 100 points towards the league. 
You will remain in the age category you were in on 9th January as the date of the first race for the duration of the 2016 league. For the purposes of the race league you are a senior if you are under the age of 40 and a Vet if 40 or over.
I will keep a track of all race points and will publish the league every month up to October after which you will have to wait until the presentation evening for the winners to be announced.


Any questions please ask. Happy racing everyone


Races included this year are –
9th January – Shropshire XC Champs at Attingham park

7th February – Stourbridge stagger 10 mile

6th March – March Hair Raiser

20th March – Stafford Half Marathon

27th March – Chase water Easter egg dash 10k

17th April – Lilleshall Monumental

13th April – Lilleshall Sexarathon race 1

28th April – Club Handicap race 1

8th May – Market Drayton 10k

18th May – Phoenix Flyer Sexarathon race 2

26th May – Club Handicap race 2

8th June – The Shropshire Sexarathon race 3

23rd June – Club Handicap Race 3

June TBC – Newport Carnival 10k

6th July – Ironbridge Sexarathon race 4

July TBC – Wenlock 7 mile road race

14th July – Club Handicap race 4

20th July – Vic Musgrove Sexarathon race 5

August TBC – Ellesmere 10k

31st August – Harper scarper Sexarathon race 6

September TBC – Lake Vyrnwy Half marathon

September TBC – Winsford XC

October TBC – Pattingham bells

October TBC – Stafford Common XC

November TBC – Bridgnorth 10k

12th November – Mad Jacks 5

20th November – Beckbury Trail

November TBC – Parkhall XC

December TBC – Uttoxeter XC

11th December – Mortimer Forest Trail run

December TBC – Telford 10k
I have added dates where known from west midlands running scene/race websites. Where dates are not yet known an indication of the month has been provided. Please do keep checking for any updates to race dates, I will update the missing dates each month when the league is published.


Telford Harriers A.G.M. Will take place on Tuesday 26th January 2016. Starting 8.30 at Telford Hornets rugby club, Hinkshay road, Dawley TF4 3NZ.

Proposals & nominations should be with club secretary or chairman by 19th January.

Thanks Jeff


I’m calling a meeting to change the date of the A G M. and club accounts.

E.G.M.  will take place December 8th 2015. Proposal  is to move A.G.M to late January and club accounts to fall in line with A.G.M. Vote will take place 7pm at Horsehay village golf club.

Thanks Jeff

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