The Couriers are celebrating the news that they have been shortlisted for a regional athletics award. The reds, who this year are celebrating 40 years of running around Hereford have reached the final of the West Midlands Club of the Year in the England Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards. 

The Couriers at RUN Hereford

This year has seen the club continue to go from strength to strength having overcome the challenges of lockdown with a key focus on keeping its members involved and engaged and as a result the club’s membership is 160% up year on year. 

In the last 12 months, the Couriers have successfully hosted 2 Jon Ward 5k memorial races, raising over £6,000 for Mind and the Samaritans along with its successful Christmas 10k Race and a record attendance for its Spring 3-race 5k Series. 

In its 40th year, we continue to stay true to its founding core values of rewarding and investing in its members, improving and delivering local races and supporting the local community. 

Club chairman Jon Edwards said ‘It’s an incredibly proud moment for everyone involved with the club. The club committee & run leaders have worked so hard to make this club what it is, to bring our values to life and help us achieve our vision of being an all inclusive club for everyone.” 

Jon went on to say “I would like to personally thank all of our club members for all of your support & to those who voted for us. It’s quite remarkable how far we have come over the last few years. What a way to celebrate our 40th year.”

It’s also a double celebration for the reds as Club Secretary Ben Skinner has been shortlisted for the West Midlands Regional Volunteer Awards in the Unsung Hero category. 

The awards evening is being held virtually on Monday 22nd November and will be live on YouTube for all to watch the evening unfold. 

There has never been a better time to become a Courier, club membership is £15 and offers sessions on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Hereford Leisure Centre for all abilities, you can join the club by visiting: 

Up next for the reds is it’s popular Christmas 10k race on Tuesday 28th December sponsored by the Studio Hereford, entries are going quick and the club are expecting the race to be a sell out, you can enter here at :  

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