Reynolds leads Couriers charge at County 10 miler.

Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 21.38.12A team of Couriers took part in the Wye Valley 10 Mile road race on Sunday 19th August, The Red’s did not disappoint with performances continuing where they left off from the mid-week 5,000m track race.

The race which also doubles up as the Herefordshire County 10 mile race was hosted by Wye Valley Runners started and finished at Hereford Rowing Club the route took on some tough climbs within the undulating course around the village of Breighton in humid and windy conditions.

Screen Shot 2018-08-20 at 07.41.21.pngBarry Reynolds had a great day out on the road finishing 2nd male in 57:42 becoming the County Champion along with picking up the 1st Vet male prize, Paul Jones had a fantastic run in 1:06:37 (11th) to receive the 2nd county vet male award. Ryan Knight (13th) & Jake Underhill (14th) were the next red vests home crossing the line close together to record impressive times of 1:08:52 and 1:09:08 respectively to pick up county prizes with Ryan winning 3rd county senior male & Jake 3rd county vet male awards.

Darren Broady continues to improve with a solid performance to finish in 1:13:06 (25th), Ben Skinner & Ryan Lawrence ran well to record times of 1:16:02 (32nd) & 1:17:10 (36th) with Steve Herington not too far behind 39th place to pick up 1st vet 70 male in 1:18:22. Clare Mallender continues her fine form being the first lady to finish in 1:19:22 (43rd) with Peter Carwardine (48th), Kelly Marshall (49th) & Amy Smith (50th) creating a sea of red in their fight to the line with only a few seconds between the group Peter finishing in 1:21:22, Kelly 1:21:23 and Amy 1:21:28.

Ailsing Freeth picked up her first prize since joining the club finishing 3rd county senior female in 1:22:33, Kev Barnes took part in another county 10 miler sporting a new bit of club kit – Couriers red compression sock (Mike can we get these on the club kit list?) finished in 1:34:28. Victoria Woodhall continues to improve and had a great run to finish in 1:37:11.

Screen Shot 2018-08-20 at 07.41.04A great team effort with a great number of red vests & to top things off Couriers Barry, Paul and Jake picked up the male team prize.

FULL RACE RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: Wye Valley 10 miler Results

A big thank-you our neighbours Wye Valley Runners and all the volunteers who again put on a great local race.

Special mention to Lou Atkinson who took photos of the full event & some great ones of team members – Don’t forget to check them out on our facebook page.


Barry Reynolds 2nd 0:57:42
2nd Male, County Champ & 1st County Vet Male
Paul Jones 11th 1:06:37
2nd County Vet Male
Ryan Knight 13th 1:08:52
3rd County Sen Male
Jake Underhill 14th 1:09:08
3rd County Vet Male
Daren Broady 25th 1:13:06
Ben Skinner 32nd 1:16:02
Ryan Lawrence 36th 1:17:10
Steve Herington 39th 1:18:22 1st Vet 70
Clare Mallender 43rd 1:19:22
Peter Carwardine 46th 1:21:22
Kelly Marshall 47th 1:21:23
Amy Smith 48th 1:21:28
Aisling Freeth 50th 1:22:33
3rd County Sen Women
Kev Barnes 76th 1:34:28
Victoria Woodhall 78th 1:37:11
First Male Team Barry, Paul & Jake