THE JON WARD HEREFORD 5K

OWEN & COOPER STORM TO JON WARD VICTORIES.

Congratulations to everyone who look part in the Jon Ward 5k & Relays this weekend.

The race in it’s 3rd year is held in memory of ex-Hereford Courier Jon Ward who sadly passed away in June 2020.Jon was a decorated runner, competing across every distance from 5k to Ultra Running. He was a proud member of the 100 Marathon Club and many locally knew him well, Jon was a Courier from 2010 – 2017.

The race winner was Dan Owen of Western Tempo Running Club in a time of 15:31, the first female was Lauren Cooper of Parc Bryn Bach Running Club in 17:04 🏆

Malachi Cashmore was close behind for 2nd Male with 2nd female going to Donna Morris of Builth & District Running Club🥈

Emma Powell of Western Tempo & Eric Apperley Croft Ambrey Running Club finished third female & male 🥉

In the relays, it’s was a great win for the Couriers men team with the young Cheltenham & County Harriers ladies finishing first female team & ‘The Tradies’ from South Wales picking up the mixed team award 🙌

All the results can be found here: https://www.readysetgotiming.co.uk/2022resultsA big thankyou to all the helpers and marshalls for supporting the race. 👏

We would like to say thanks to our race sponsors Profile & Turquoise Cleaning Company along with our race partners Ready Set Go, Point To Point Services & Hereford Racecourse for all of your support of todays event 👍All proceeds from this race go to the Charity Mind, if you would like to donate in memory of Jon please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jonward5kandrelays22

WINS FOR JONES AND MORRIS ON JON WARD 5K

Yesterday we held our 2nd Jon Ward 5k, Congratulations to everyone who raced in memory of Jon & helping us raise funds for Mind Charity.

Overall winner of the race was Charlie Jones of Western Tempo Running Club who finished in 15:03 on our speedy course & with Donna Morris of Builth & District Running Club finishing first female in 17:50.

Tempo’s Rhys Park (15:11) and Alastair Campbell (15:45) of Stroud & District Athletic Club picked up 2nd and 3rd place in the men’s race.

Chepsow Harriers Duo Cherry Fowler (18:53) & Nikki Morgan (19:08) finishing 2nd and 3rd in the female race.

The full results can be found here: ://my.raceresult.com/177687/results

If you would like to donate you can contribute through our just giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JonWardHereford5k2021

A huge thankyou to everyone who made the event happen & good luck to everyone taking part in the virtual race this week.

James & Cooper take Jon Ward 5k Wins

Western Tempo duo Dominic James and Jemma Cooper took the men’s and women’s victories respectively.

It was the first time runners returned to competitive race action since lockdown with the event having a host of Covid-19 safety measures in place.

After the opening lap a group of front runners were still together which the leaders completed in seven minutes and 36 seconds.

James made his winning move on the second lap and pulled out a winning margin of five seconds- completing the course in 15-03.

Western Tempo took the top three men’s podium places with Ben Price second (15-08) and Rhys Park finishing third (15-13).

In the women’s event the leaders were also together completing their opening of two laps in 8-51.

Cooper made her winning move on the finishing lap completing the course in 17-33 to win by 11 seconds.

A sprint finish for second saw Katie Synge-Curtis (Hereford Couriers) edge out Natalie Hackett (Hallamshire Harriers) with both runners finishing on 17-44.

The full race results can be found here: https://my.raceresult.com/158800/results?lang=en

The event is set to raise £3,000 to support the Samaritans in the work they do, you can still donate to our just giving page by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jonwardhereford5k

Please have a read of the following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance below for Runners, Spectators and Volunteers