5k Invitation race entry now open.

Entries now open to our 5k invitation race, come try our new course for FREE

📆 Weds 25th Sept
⏰ 7pm

This is how to enter ⤵️
📨Email us at herefordcouriersrunningclub@hotmail.com
with your
🎽English/Welsh athletics affiliation number.

We will respond with race details and a confirmation message that your in.

Be quick we only have 1️⃣4️⃣9️⃣ places available for this race, so entries will be on a first come first served basis. Please only enter if your available and willing to run as we want as many runners to test out our new course.


Couriers 5k news!

The return of the Hereford Couriers 5k!

Come along for our invitation race & try out our new course!

📆 Weds 25th September 
🕖 7pm
📍 Start & Finish at Hereford Racecourse (off Roman Road)
🎽 Entries on the night

Full details to follow over the next week or so!

Couriers Summer Cups: The Results.


Not only were there some fine performances across the Summer League this year, but also an incredibly close finish in the David Preece competition and a terrific turnout from Couriers over the four tough courses – 39 athletes in red, 23 men and 16 women, ran one or more races. As a team we finished 5th in a true and tough test of our mettle in local competition. It’s something to build on. Well done indeed to everyone who gave it a go. 
Thanks of course also to incomparable League supremo, Mike Blenkinsop, with invaluable help from our own Nikki Tyler. Without their efforts and those of all the club members who organised such wonderful courses, we wouldn’t get the chance to tear through the beautiful countryside so purposefully in our shorts. Here are the final standings in the Cups, 20 points for first Courier home in each race down to 1 for 20th.


  • 1st. Clare Mallender – 80 Pts
  • 2nd. Amy Smith – 74
  • 3rd. Kerry Wathen – 68
  • 4th. Aisling Freeth – 63
  • 5th. Becky Eversham – 37
  • 6th. Hannah Watkins – 32
  • 7th. Kate Morris – 31
  • 8th. Mandy Nolan – 27
  • 9th. Bronwen Tyler-Jones 25
  • 10th. Michelle Bowley – 24
  • 11th. Hollie Francis – 21
  • 12th. Izzie Seal – 19
  • 13th. Vicky Woodhall – 15
  • 14th. Sky Herington – 14
  • 15th. Bryony Dean – 12
  • 16th. Sarah Bowring – 12


  • 1st. Andy Tyler – 75pts
  • 2nd. Ben Skinner – 74
  • 3rd. Jake Underhill 71
  • 4th. Matt James 60
  • 5th. Dave Williams – 60
  • 6th. Geoff Kay – 56
  • 7th. Steve Herington – 51
  • 8th. Ryan Lawrence – 48
  • 9th. Jim Smith – 45
  • 10th. Dave Green – 43
  • 11th. Jon Edwards – 31
  • 12th. Kev Barnes – 27
  • 13th. James Cameron – 22
  • 14th. Ryan Knight – 17
  • 15th. Neil Lewis – 16
  • 16th. Kyle Dovey – 15
  • 17th. Allastaire Ballantyne – 13
  • 18th. Paul Davies – 10
  • 19th. Doug Norton – 8
  • 20th. Pete Carwardine – 7
  • 21st. Mike Link – 6
  • 22nd. Paul Gilbert – 5
  • 23rd. Steve Hobson – 4

Any mistakes let us know, Thanks Steve Herington.

Shobdon XC Results

Congratulations to everyone who braved the heat to take part in the Shobdon off road race last night, It was another great turnout of Reds meaning we fielded 5 teams again!

A big thank-you to Croft Ambrey RC who hosted the race at Shobdon Court.

Please see the results below:

Congratulations to Croft Ambrey who won this years league race, full league results & category prize winners to follow.

Couriers Summer Cup Update


Standings after High Vinnals. 

At the halfway stage, leading standings are as follows. I plan to present cups and medals at Shobdon before the main presentation. Would the current holders (Matt and Clare) please bring cups  – engraved if possible – to Shobdon. Thanks. 


  • CLARE MALLENDER – 40 pts
  • AMY SMITH – 37
  • KATE MORRIS – 32
  • MANDY NOLAN – 28


  • BEN SKINNER – 39
  • ANDY TYLER – 37
  • GEOFF KAY – 29
  • DAVE GREEN – 24
  • JIM SMITH – 24
  • MATT JAMES – 20 

Please let me know of any errors. It’s half time…… All to play for… 

Summer off-road league coming soon!

A quick reminder of the upcoming summer offroad league that is just around the corner, see below the initial details of the dates and venues & the links to last years routes (assuming that they are the same!) Keep an eye on our dedicated summer offroad page on the website for full race details!

All races are on a Wednesday evening, about 4/5 miles and open to all club members for FREE! All of your runs go towards the overall scoring for the Summer Couriers Cups!

RACE 1️⃣
📅 Weds 12th June
⏰ 7:15 start
📍 Westhope, Herefordshire
🎽 Hosted by: Hereford Couriers
🛣 Route: https://strava.app.link/EknRGm7l2W
* Marshall’s and volunteers needed, if you can speak to Russell.

RACE 2️⃣
📅Weds 26th June
⏰ 7:15 start
📍 High Vinnalls, Ludlow
🎽 Hosted by: Ludlow Runners
🛣 Route:(if same as last year) https://strava.app.link/LSn3Upqn2W

RACE 3️⃣
📅 Weds 10th July
⏰ 7:15 start
📍 Queenswood, Herefordshire
🎽 Hosted by: Wye Valley Runners
🛣 Route: TBC

RACE 4️⃣
📅Weds 24th July
⏰ 7:15 start
📍 Shobdon, Herefordshire
🎽 Hosted by: Croft Ambrey RC
🛣 Route (if same as last year) https://strava.app.link/bw3c8Jen2W

RUN Hereford Race Report

Some fantastic achievements at Sunday’s RUN Hereford event including Team Prizes, Individual Prizes and New PB’s, what a brilliant day to be a red.

Men’s 10k Team Prize

Barry Reynolds 3rd

Matt James 4th

Chris Cleary 8th

Women’s 10k Team Prize

Katie Synge 1st

Becky Eversham 7th

Izzie Seal 11th

Individual Prize Winners

10k Becky Eversham 1st Female V35

10k Kerry Wathen 1st Female V40

10k Steve Herrington 1st Male V70

1/2 Jake Underhill 1st Male V40

1/2 Andy Tyler 1st Male V45

1/2 Clare Mallender 1st Female V40

Individual Performances

10k PB’s for Chris Cleary, Bron Tyler and Sarah Bowring.

1/2 Marathon PB’s for Andy Tyler, Ryan Lawrence, Jon Edwards and Hannah Watkins.

Congratulations to all of the Couriers for taking part in a wonderful local event.

If you’d like to check out the full results please visit the RUN Hereford results page http://dbmaxresults.co.uk/results.aspx?CId=16421&RId=2248&EId=1