COURIER CUPS

Screen Shot 2018-09-22 at 23.46.03WINTER; THE WOODFORD GREEN CUP & JOHN NORTON TROPHY. 

These pieces of silverware are awarded to, respectively, the male and female runners who have performed at a consistently high level through the cross-country season. The competitions are on a points basis with, for the men, 20 for first Courier home in each of the Hereford League fixtures , 19 for the second man, 18 for the third and so on, with the scores totalled after the 5 fixtures. To stand a chance of winning, you pretty well HAVE to do all 5 races. It is the same system for the women, though with 10 points max per race [as there tend to be fewer female Couriers racing.] As well as the silverware,there are medals for the first 3 men and women. If points totals are tied, the runner with the higher overall  position in any of the races will get the nod.

COURIER WINTER CUPS RESULTS 2017-18

Congratulations to all the following – as well as those who pushed them hard – on their performances right through the winter season.

THE WOODFORD GREEN CUP

  1. Ross Cameron 87
  2. Matt James 79
  3. Jake Underhill 76

THE JOHN NORTON TROPHY

  1. Amy Smith 30
  2. Kerry Wathen 18
  3. Becky Eversham 16

SUMMER; THE DAVID PREECE & ALISON COOKE CUPS. 

The ALISON COOKE and DAVID PREECE CUPS are a new initiative this season to add a bit more competitive spice to the summer racing, if any more were needed, and to act as an added incentive to represent the Club in the main warm weather fixtures. Results are thus based on performances over the four summer league inter club matches and the County 10 mile champs, using the same format as the winter competitions for the JOHN NORTON TROPHY and the WOODFORD GREEN CUP.

David Preece was a prolific and successful racer for Couriers before his sadly premature death some twenty years ago. Alison Cooke is still going strong racing in the Lake District after a long and highly decorated career with Couriers, often when our women’s section was rather threadbare compared with today. I am very happy that we are able to honour these two former club stalwarts in this way, keeping their names alive in the Hereford running world.

I am just as thrilled by the fantastic response to the two competitions in their inaugural year. You will see from the results below that every award-winner apart from Matt (who is a permanent fixture and eternal inspiration) is in their first year as a Courier. They have all performed brilliantly on tough courses and often in uncomfortably hot conditions. Huge congratulations to them all and to the rest of us who pushed them as hard as we could!

You will see how close the results are. Thus, Clare defeated Vicky only by virtue of registering a higher league position.

COURIER SUMMER CUPS RESULTS 2018

ALISON COOKE CUP

  • 1st. Clare Mallender 77
  • 2nd. Vicky Woodhall 77
  • 3rd. Kerry Wathen 73
  • 4th. Aisling Freeth 72
  • 5th. Amy Smith 58
  • 6th. Kelly Marshall 53
  • 7th. Becky Eversham 36
  • 8th. Izzie Seal 29

(Aisling Freeth unluckily missing out on 72 after a great season in which she has improved with every race.)

DAVID PREECE CUP

  • 1st. Matt James 79
  • 2nd. Ben Skinner 78
  • 3rd. Darren Broady 77
  • 4th. Andy Tyler 74
  • 5th. Jake Underhill 64
  • 6th. Mike Link 60
  • 7th. Barry Reynolds 59
  • 8th. Chris Cleary 53
  • 9th. Dave Williams 51
  • 10th. Steve Herington 46
  • 11th. Dave Green 40
  • 12th. Kev Barnes 31
  • 13th. Ryan Lawrence 28
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