It was series wins for Stuart Hawkes & Alice Taylor as the annual Hereford Couriers 5k series came to a close on Wednesday evening. The Tipton Harriers athlete Hawkes won all 3 races of the series clocking up impressive times of 15:25, 15:17 & 15:25 with Alex Lee (Cheltenham Harriers) coming runner up with Eliot Taylor (Cheltenham Harriers) in 3rd. In the women’s race it was a great set of runs for Taylor who runs for Cheltenham Harriers winning all 3 races 18:00, 17:43 & 18:01, Chloe Wheeler (Forest of Dean) came in 2nd place with Kelly Bowen (Croft Ambrey) picking up 3rd place.
The Wednesday night spring series saw a rise in entries this year with a strong field of competition helping many of the runners record personal best performances on the speedy course.
Stuart tweeted saying “Finished the #Hereford5k series with a win last night. A fast course and a strong field of runners, perfect sharpener for my summer race targets. Thank you @HfdCouriersRC”
Alice who was pleased with the series win said “I enjoy the Hereford 5km series as its a quick, local course that seems to attract some good athletes, predominately in the men’s field. It is always well coordinated with supportive and helpful marshals and race organisers. It’s always a pleasure to race there and hopefully see you again next year!”
Congratulations to all the age category winners check out the full series results below;
|Overall||1st||Stuart Hawkes||Tipton Harriers|
|2nd||Alex Lee||Cheltenham Harriers|
|3rd||Eliot Taylor||Cheltenham Harriers|
|JM U15||1st||Scott Jones||Croft Ambrey|
|2nd||Matthew Brunnock||Hereford & County AC|
|JM U17||1st||Alec Harper||Croft Ambrey|
|2nd||Jason Smith||Kidderminster & Stourport|
|JM U20||1st||Ross Cameron||Hereford Couriers|
|M40||1st||Mark Thomas||Croft Ambrey|
|M45||1st||Paul Jones||Hereford Couriers|
|M50||1st||Leonardo Taggio||Worcester AC|
|M55||1st||Ian Smith||Forest of Dean|
|M60||1st||Michael Strange||Forest of Dean|
|M65||1st||Ashley Robinson||Croft Ambrey|
|M70||1st||Pete Smith||Wye Valley Runners|
|M75||1st||Brian Symonds||Wye Valley Runners|
|Overall||1st||Alice Taylor||Cheltenham Harriers|
|2nd||Chloe Wheeler||Forest of Dean|
|3rd||Kelly Bowen||Croft Ambrey|
|JF U15||1st||Charlotte Broadhurst||Kidderminster & Stourport|
|F35||1st||Lisa Ruck||Hereford Couriers|
|F40||1st||Clare Mallender||Hereford Couriers|
|F45||1st||Bronwen Tyler-Jones||Hereford & County AC|
|F50||1st||Lynne Compton||Wye Valley Runners|
|F55||1st||Lynne Park||Forest of Dean|
|F60||1st||Beryl Sampson||Gloucester AC|
|1st Male Team||Cheltenham Harriers|
|1st Female Team||Forest of Dean|
See the full series results here;
- Hereford Couriers 5K Series 2018; Race 1 Results.
- Hereford Couriers 5k Series 2018; Race 2 Results.
- Hereford Couriers 5k Series 2018; Race 3 Results.