Couriers hosted the 2nd of its 3-race virtal 5k series this week with many scorching performances on a very hot week.

Synge-Curtis & Taylor lead 5k series

The race had 260 runners taking part from all across the UK completing virtually while maintaining the government’s social distancing guidelines.

In the men’s race, the series now has a new leader in Cheltenham Harriers runner Eliot Taylor who was the fastest in race 2, recorded a time of 16 minutes and 05 seconds, ahead of second place James Rodgers of Clapham Chasers’ in a time of 16:11 with Sam Butler of Presteigne Pacers in third, clocking another personal best of 16:15.

Quickest female was Couriers’ own Katie Synge-Curtis who made it 2 wins on the bounce to remain in first place in the overall series finishing in 18 minutes and 27 seconds, second was Ludlow Runners Claire Thomas who had a superb run going sub-19 minutes in 18:56, In third place Kidderminster and Stourport runner Charlotte Broadhurst who picked up a new personal best of 19:38.

The final race of the series is in September, plenty still up for grabs for overall series prizes for all age categories & team prizes with all participants receiving a medal for completing the series. 

See the full results & current series standings after 2 races below: