Ben Jones, of Cambridge & Coleridge and Courier Addy Carter showed they were top of the Christmas tree by clinching victories in the 10-kilometre Christmas race, hosted by Hereford Couriers.
The race, in its 4th year saw 300 runners take part in the event around the rolling country lanes of Breinton on Wednesday 28th December.
Jones had an impressive run leading from start to finish crossed the line to set a winning time of 32 minutes and 47 seconds, ahead of Eric Apperley of Croft Ambrey, who finished in a time of 34 mins and 25 with Dan Geisler close behind to finish in 3rd place crossing the line in 34 minutes and 36 seconds.
In the female race the ever improving-Courier Carter won in a fantastic time of 40 minutes and 20 seconds, ahead of Black Pear Joggers runner Megan Judge who finished strong for second in a time of 40 minutes and 49 seconds ahead of Builth & District Runner Sophie Cook who finished in 41 minutes and 39.
The Couriers took the female team prize after a great set of performances by Carter, Joanna Eddy, Jess Sulivan and Laura Hands who took a clear victory in the female team competition, with the impressive Croft Ambrey men’s team of Apperley, Gareth Leek, Mark Lamonby & Sam Juson help the team in blue clinch the men’s team award.
There was also a host of category prizes for the veteran and junior sections, these can be found here: Christmas 10k Categories
The Club would like to say a big thank you to our race sponsors, the DM Lab and our race partners Ready Set Go Timing, Point to Point Services & Hereford Rugby Football Club along with our fantastic volunteers for all of your support in delivering another festively fun race.
The full results for the race can be found at:
For race photo’s please head over to our facebook page, thank you to Chris Smart, Nick Lattey and Kelly Bowen for taking photo’s of the event https://www.facebook.com/HerefordCouriersRunningClub
We look forward to seeing everyone next year as we return for our 5th race, entries are now open at https://www.entrycentral.com/Christmas10k2023