HEREFORD COURIERS CHRISTMAS 10k RESULTS

Congratulations to everyone who took part in our first Christmas 10k yesterday, please find the provisional results listed below

The results are currently provisional, if you do have any queries please get intouch via email herefordcouriersrunningclub@hotmail.com

A big thankyou to our army of volunteers, not just those who helped on the day but all the people who have helped out and supported to make yesterday happen, without all of your work we would not be able to host these events.

A special mention to Mark Davies and Hereford Rugby Club for being hosts for the race & to Hereford Cathedral School who allowed us to to use their sports venue for additional parking.

We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we have enjoyed hosting it, If you have any feedback on the race please let us know. We plan on returning next December to make the race an annual fixture on the race calendar.

We have placed an order this morning for additional medals so if you did not receive one, one will be on its way to you. We’ve also got some category prizes we will get these out in the post to you.

Finally, entries to the Hereford Couriers 5k Spring Road Series are now open you can find out more about the race & to enter by visiting https://herefordcouriers.com/club-races/5k-series-2020/

CHRISTMAS 10k FINAL RACE DAY DETAILS

CHRISTMAS 10K FINAL RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS

Please note the race HQ is Hereford Rugby Club (Not Hereford Rowing Club which was race HQ when Wye Valley Runners hosted the race)

Here is a reminder of some key race information:

  • Venue: The venue & race headquarters for the race is Hereford Rugby Club, Belvedere Lane, Hereford HR4 0PH
  • Facilities: The Rugby Club have both male & female changing facilities available for use.
  • Parking: Parking will be at race HQ (We have an overflow parking at Hereford Cathedral School sports centre next door) please car share where possible & park where instructed. 
  • Number Collection: You will need to collect your number on race day, we will not be posting out numbers prior to the race, collect your numbers on the day from 9:15am until 10:45am.
  • Bag Drop: We have a dedicated secure bag drop off point at the Rugby Club, please pick up your race number prior to dropping off your bag as your race number will also your bag drop number. 
  • On the day entries: If you have friends, relatives or team mates who decide at the last minute they fancy as run we are allowing on the day entries, entries will be 9:15am and will close at 10:30am prompt £13.00 Affiliated £15.00 Unattached, Cash only – We do not have the facilities to take card payments. 
  • Start Time: 11:00am on Great Weston Way (50yds from race HQ)
  • Course: The route is on open roads – albeit on quiet lanes, A mildly undulating route. Please visit https://herefordcouriers.com/club-races/christmas-10k/ for the course map. 
  • Marshalls & First Aid: The race will have plenty of marshalls out on the course along with yellow directional arrows. Please listen to marshalls instructions they are out on the course for your safety. We also have a number of first aiders available. 
  • Distance Markers: You will see markers at every KM out on the course.
  • Water Station: We will have one water station on the route. You will be pleased to know that you will pass it twice at approx 3km & 7km points.
  • Pre-Race Briefing: All runners need to attend pre-race briefing this will be held just before the start of the race at 10:55 on Great Weston Way. 
  • Race start: Due to the high volumes of entries (we could well have over 300+ runners on the day) we are expecting the start area to be busy and may get congested, with this in mind please respect marshalls instructions, be aware of the public (as the race starts on a wide public footpath) & be mindful of fellow runners especially when picking your position in the starting pack. 
  • Race Finish: The race finishes in the same place as the start, We will have a funnel system in place so please stay in the order you’ve finished in until you have received your finishers medal. If you want to support your teammates and fellow finishers please keep on the left of the footpath & not blocking the vision of the timekeepers.
  • Spectators: If you have friends, family or team mates who want to come along and support we recommend that the best place to watch the start & get some great photos is just before the bridge on Great Weston Way on the first bend as runners head onto Breinton Road.
  • Prizes: Each finisher will receive a festive medal at the end of the race, Presentations of prizes will be at Hereford Rugby Club around 12.30pm or as soon as the race . Prizes in usual categories – 5 year vet age bands with one prize rule max per person. Team prize for first men’s and women’s team – 3 to count.
  • Results: Results will be available to view post race, they will also be displayed on the club website www.herefordcouriers.com
  • Post Race: Please join us for a festive post race drink too, the bar at the Rugby Club will be open for a friendly drink & food with your fellow finishers, why not bring the family along too!  
  • Extra information & updates: for any last minute updates please check out facebook page www.facebook.com/HerefordCouriersRaces

Finally, a big thankyou for signing up for Sunday’s race, this is our first year of hosting the Christmas 10k we have been overwhelmed by the entries and support the race has received. 

Have a lovely Christmas, 

From everyone at Hereford Couriers RC.

CHRISTMAS 10K ON THE DAY ENTRY DETAILS

HEREFORD COURIERS ARE DELIGHTED TO HOST THE CHRISTMAS 10K ROAD RACE

Sunday 29th December 2019 11am Start

On the day entry details

  • Registration opens at 9:15am and will close at 10:30am prompt for on the day entries.
  • All on the day entrants will have to complete an on the day entry form which will be available at registration on race day.
  • Entry fee’s as follows:
    • £13.00 Affiliated (Please come along with your EA/WA/SA URN number to hand)
    • £15.00 Unattached (No Club)
    • Cash only – We do not have the facilities to take card payments.

Race Details

When you’ve eaten far too much turkey, bored of the same old Christmas TV and you’ve already planned  your new year’s festivities, there can only be one thing left to do…… take part in a good old fashioned Christmas road race around the country lanes of Brienton, Herefordshire.

The Couriers have decided to take over the New Years Day 10k from our friends at Wye Valley Runners, with a bit of a date change and a new race HQ we are pleased to present the CHRISTMA10k!

Do not worry, it’s the same great course, a mildly undulating route, the course is suitable for runners of all abilities, the route will be full marked out and marshalled with a water station at the midway point & we’ve even got a festive medal for every finisher.

Everyone is welcome.

  • Race Date: Sunday 29th December 2019.
  • Starting Time: 11:00am on Great Weston Way.
  • Entries: Entry Fees: £11.00 – Affiliated / £13.00 – Unattached (£13 / £15 on the day subject to availability) Race Limit 500, Minimum age 16.
  • Venue: Hereford Rugby Club, Belvedere Lane, Hereford HR4 0PH.
  • Facilities/ Parking: Hereford Rugby Club is event HQ (50yds from start) has adequate parking (please car share where possible), changing & refreshments, Please stay for a post race festive drink. This is where race bib numbers will be collected on the day from 9am. 
  • Distance/ Terrain: 10k – Road.
  • Course Details: The route is on open roads – albeit on quiet lanes, A mildly undulating route, the course is suitable for runners of all abilities. Formally known as Wye Valley Runners New Years Day 10k, Full UK Athletics race licence, Licence number: 2019-39442.
  • Prizes: Presentations at Hereford Rugby Club around 12.30pm. Prizes in usual categories – 5 year vet age bands with one prize rule max per person. Team prize for first men’s and women’s team – 3 to count.
  • Post Race: Please join us for a festive post race drink too, the bar at the Rugby Club will be open for a friendly drink & food with your fellow finishers, why not bring the family along too!  

Route

Elevation

Terms And Conditions

  • The entrant must agree to the following terms and conditions.
  • This event is to be held under UK Athletics rules. Race Licence applied for. The entrant agrees to abide by the rules of the event and that the officials’ decision is final.
  • The entrant confirms that they have no medical disability that would endanger themselves or others by taking part (and will not run if unfit to do so on the day).
  • The entrant understands that the organisers will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or illness howsoever caused as a result of entering the race.  The entrant agrees that during the race they will obey marshals’ instructions. No dogs will be allowed on the course.
  • If for any reason beyond our control the race has to be cancelled on the day (“Act of god” Flooding, Accidents, incidents etc) we cannot guarantee a full refund or that the race will be rescheduled.  We are not an official events company and are not making any money from hosting this event and all profits are going to charity. We will however do everything possible to resolve any unfortunate situation.

Any futher queries or questions please email us herefordcouriersrunningclub@hotmail.com

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS 10K

HEREFORD COURIERS ARE DELIGHTED TO HOST THE CHRISTMAS 10K ROAD RACE

Sunday 29th December 2019 11am Start

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When you’ve eaten far too much turkey, bored of the same old Christmas TV and you’ve already planned  your new year’s festivities, there can only be one thing left to do…… take part in a good old fashioned Christmas road race around the country lanes of Brienton, Herefordshire.

The Couriers have decided to take over the New Years Day 10k from our friends at Wye Valley Runners, with a bit of a date change and a new race HQ we are pleased to present the CHRISTMA10k!

Do not worry, it’s the same great course, a mildly undulating route, the course is suitable for runners of all abilities, the route will be full marked out and marshalled with a water station at the midway point & we’ve even got a festive medal for every finisher.

Everyone is welcome.

  • Race Date: Sunday 29th December 2019.
  • Starting Time: 11:00am on Great Weston Way.
  • Entries: Entry Fees: £11.00 – Affiliated / £13.00 – Unattached (£13 / £15 on the day subject to availability) Race Limit 500, Minimum age 16.
  • Venue: Hereford Rugby Club, Belvedere Lane, Hereford HR4 0PH.
  • Facilities/ Parking: Hereford Rugby Club is event HQ (50yds from start) has adequate parking (please car share where possible), changing & refreshments, Please stay for a post race festive drink. This is where race bib numbers will be collected on the day from 9am. 
  • Distance/ Terrain: 10k – Road.
  • Course Details: The route is on open roads – albeit on quiet lanes, A mildly undulating route, the course is suitable for runners of all abilities. Formally known as Wye Valley Runners New Years Day 10k, Full UK Athletics race licence, Licence number: 2019-39442.
  • Prizes: Presentations at Hereford Rugby Club around 12.30pm. Prizes in usual categories – 5 year vet age bands with one prize rule max per person. Team prize for first men’s and women’s team – 3 to count.
  • Post Race: Please join us for a festive post race drink too, the bar at the Rugby Club will be open for a friendly drink & food with your fellow finishers, why not bring the family along too!  

Route

Elevation

Terms And Conditions

  • The entrant must agree to the following terms and conditions.
  • This event is to be held under UK Athletics rules. Race Licence applied for. The entrant agrees to abide by the rules of the event and that the officials’ decision is final.
  • The entrant confirms that they have no medical disability that would endanger themselves or others by taking part (and will not run if unfit to do so on the day).
  • The entrant understands that the organisers will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or illness howsoever caused as a result of entering the race.  The entrant agrees that during the race they will obey marshals’ instructions. No dogs will be allowed on the course.
  • If for any reason beyond our control the race has to be cancelled on the day (“Act of god” Flooding, Accidents, incidents etc) we cannot guarantee a full refund or that the race will be rescheduled.  We are not an official events company and are not making any money from hosting this event and all profits are going to charity. We will however do everything possible to resolve any unfortunate situation.

Any futher queries or questions please email us herefordcouriersrunningclub@hotmail.com

CLUB UPDATE: LONDON MARATHON PLACE

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As a club we should receive 1 place in the 2020 London Marathon, The club have always run a in-club ballot for runners who meet the club criteria listed below, If you wish to be considered for this place please inform Russell James via the facebook post/ messenger or via the club email address (herefordcouriersrunningclub@hotmail.co.uk) by 31st Oct 2019.

Club Policy with regard to the Club’s London Marathon place(s)

1. The existence of any club place(s), and their number, will be circulated to the members by the Secretary as soon as information is available to the Club.

2. Initial preference will be given to those members who applied for and failed to gain a place in the London Marathon ballot.

3. Should there be more applicants than places, preference will begiven to those have not received a club place in the previous year, and who have been paid up Club members for the last 12 months.

4. If more applicants than places remain, members who, in the view of the Committee, contribute the most to the Club activities (I.e. participation in training nights, representing the Club in competition, assisting at Club promoted events etc.) will receive a place.

5. If it is still not possible to decide between two or more applicants, a draw will be held at the earliest Committee meeting to select those who will receive Club place(s)

Good luck!

Russell James – Hereford Couriers Club Secretary.

Fforest Fields Cross Country Results

Congratulations to everyone who made the trip over the FForest Fields today, Not a great turnout for the reds with so many other races going on on the same day.

Please find the results below:

A big thank-you to Builth & District RC for hosting the event.

Next up is a bit closer to home, Croft Castle on 10th November.

The Courier Winter Cups 2019-20

The Woodford Green Cup (holder, Ryan Lawrence) and The John Norton Trophy (holder, Clare Mallender) are up for grabs, together with medals for the first three men and women over the season. The competitions work like this: the first Courier home, men and women, in each of the five League cross country fixtures collects 20 points, with 19 for second and so on. The points accumulated over the season make your final score. To be in with a chance, it’s usually as well to do all five lovely races! Good luck everyone and let’s get the season underway in style at Fforest Fields!

Hereford 5k Results

A big thank you & congratulations to everyone who took part in tonight’s 5k trial race of our new course.

Please see the race results below:

A special mention to all our volunteers and helpers who made the race possible.

We really would appreciate your feedback on the evening from registration through to finishing so please look our for a survey monkey questionnaire in your email inbox over the next few days, or drop us a message at Herefordcouriersrunningclub@hotmail.com or via our facebook page.

Keep an eye out for the return of the the Hereford Couriers 5k Series in Spring 2020!

Any errors on the results please drop us an email!

Run leader course complete!

A group of our club members last weekend swapped their trainers for the classroom and headed to Stourport to complete the Leader in Running Fitness course (LiRF)

The LiRF course is designed to prepare leaders to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for young people over 12 years of age and adults of any ability, size or shape.

Congratulations to Bronwen, Jon, Ryan, Sarah & Kelly who completed the intensive 8 hour course, they learnt plenty and are looking forward to putting it into practice over the coming weeks on our Social & Clubruns.

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