On Sunday 6th November inbetween the rain and the showers the Hope Valley Run returned for 2022, the run which is a challenging 8-mile multi-terrain race around Woolhope and Haugh Woods, picking up parts of the picturesque Wye Valley Walk. 

The race kept up with its tradition of donating all funds raised to charity with this year’s event raising over £600 for the Ukraine Appeal, this year the race had the support of local running club the Hereford Couriers who helped with the organisation of the event. 

In the men’s race it was a repeat of the podium from the 2021 race where Matt James of Hereford Couriers finished narrowly ahead of Western Tempo runner Dean Jones, with Courier Luke Mason finishing in 3rd. 

In the ladies race it was another victory for Chepstow Harrier Niki Morgan who returned to win the ladies race, Hereford Couriers Clare Mallender ran well to pick up 2nd place with Amelia Louth of Wye Valley Runners finishing in a strong 3rd place. 

The race, which had 16 different clubs represented saw the Couriers, following on from recent success in the first race of the Hereford & Borders Cross Country league take both team awards in Woolhope. A host of category award winners for various age groups were also awarded. 

A big thank you to race supporters Ready Set Go Timing & Vertu Audi Hereford, along with the volunteers from the local community in Woolhope and Hereford Couriers helping to put on the race. 

Next up for the Couriers is it’s popular Christmas 10k race which is happening on the 28th December 2022, entries are selling fast so grab a place here: https://www.entrycentral.com/Christmas10k22