Hawkes & Taylor triumph in Couriers 5k Series
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.
HEREFORD COURIERS are proud to present…
THE HEREFORD COURIERS 5KM SERIES
Race 1………………………..WEDNESDAY 4th APRIL
Race 2………………………..WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY
Race 3………………………..WEDNESDAY 6th JUNE
EACH RACE STARTS AT 7.15PM INCLUDING WHEELCHAIR ATHLETES (with TWO support runners)
VENUE: HEREFORD LEISURE CENTRE, HOLMER ROAD, HEREFORD HR4 9UD.
******ENTRIES NOW CLOSED******
PLEASE NOTE: THIS YEAR ENTRY FEE AGAIN REMAINS AT £8.00 (£10.00 unattached) BUT ENTRY IS IN ADVANCE ONLY. STRICTLY NO ENTRIES ON THE NIGHT. ENTER ONLINE OR BY POST.
ENTRY IS FOR THE SERIES AS A WHOLE ONLY. NO INDIVIDUAL RACE ENTRIES. IF YOU WANT TO DO ONLY ONE RACE, YOU MUST STILL ENTER FOR THE SERIES AND DO SO AT LEAST TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR FIRST RACE.
2017 Race Results:
Race 1 Runners and Wheelchair
THE SERIES WILL BE EA LICENSED SO THAT POWER OF 10 RANKINGS WILL BE GENERATED.
Venue: Hereford Leisure Centre (Good Parking, Shower and Toilet Facilities, Refreshments)
*Due to the popularity of the event and the Leisure Centre itself, congestion is likely to occur. Opposite the Leisure Centre there is plenty of parking along the service road.*
Course: Accurate, fast, mainly flat, single loop finishing on athletics track.
Course Records: Male – Dan Robinson – 14mins 24secs (2004) … Female – Lucy Wright – 16mins 13secs (2002)
Prizes: Series prize winners in most categories (5 years) depending on numbers, one prize per person.
Results: Will be displayed on the night and on the website asap.