Message from our Chairman

Posted: March 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

AS REPORTED IN SATURDAY’S ‘GUARDIAN’

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The Chairman is adopting a draconian, no-nonsense approach to this year’s Summer League.

But hang on a moment, wasn’t he the one continually producing sick notes throughout the winter season?

Looks like it could be an expensive summer for the old boy.

Hatterrall Hammer 2017

Posted: February 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

The results of yesterday’s race were as follows  hatterrall-hammer-2017-results

Thanks to everyone for supporting the race and bringing decent weather.

Thanks to all Hereford Couriers, friends and family, for help with organisation, marshalling, first aid and sweep running – in no particular order, Mark, Russ, Kev, Sheryl, Rich, Hazel, Dave & family, Carol, Sky and Paola. Clive and Tracy not only set out the course, but recruited marshals and recorded and processed results. As ever, the hardy Kay and Martin Lucas, braved the weather on the top and tried to warm up by kindly dismantling and bringing home race signage etc. Mike Blenkinsop was on the line recording finishers and was invaluable in working out the results in quick order. Jonathan Phillips kindly let us run across his land and set competitors on their way. Vasile, Maria and staff at the Old Pandy Inn laid on a fantastic post race feast and made us all thoroughly welcome.

ST MARGARETS CIDER CO

Thanks also once again to Alan McCardle (member of Hay Hotfooters) for supplying cider as prizes for the Hammer. This year it was a fine medium, though strong, Bob Cole Cider. You can contact Alan to order more on 01981 510510.

Huge thanks once more to all the above for combining so harmoniously to make the race happen in style. See you next year, I hope.

Steve Herington

 

Gloucester Road Relays

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hereford Couriers will be paying for a team, or teams, to compete in the Gloucester Road relays on Saturday 4th March 2:30pm start at Haresfield, Gloucester. Teams of 4 with 5km legs. Teams can be mixed too!

For those interested please contact Russell on 07816899846 or alternatively see the thread of our Facebook page.

 

 

AGM

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hi all,

Please note the following…

HEREFORD COURIERS AGM 2017

To be held at:

HEREFORD LEISURE CENTRE – UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM

On:

THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2017 at 7.30PM (note slightly earlier time)

With:

FREE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS 🍪☕️

AGENDA

1) Report from Chairman
2) Votes for Awards
3) Report from Treasurer
4) Election of Club Committee and Officers
5) Membership, Subscriptions and Affiliations
6) Club Virgin Marathon Place
7) 2017 Races promoted by Club
8) Any other Business

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

Your vote will decide 🏆🏆🏆!!

There will be a training run starting at 5.30pm from the Leisure Centre – All welcome – meet in the cafe area around 5.20pm 🏃🏃‍♀️See you there!!!

Clive Rowberry
Club Secretary

The race is on…

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Race Is On…
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Clive Rowberry
Mon 23/01/2017 18:52
Inbox
STANDINGS IN WOODFORD GREEN CUP AND JOHN NORTON TROPHY GOING INTO FINAL RACE

These two awards are contested by club members each year over the five races of the Herefordshire Winter League. Their object is to recognise performance and consistency across the tough winter Series.
The men compete for the Woodford Green Cup, the first Courier home in each race gaining 20 points, the next 19 and so on, with the totals totted up after the final race. It is similar for the women in respect of the John Norton Trophy, with 10 points for first home in each race, 9 for second and so on. In addition to the perpetual trophies awarded to the two winners, medals are presented to the first three men and women. Presentations at the AGM.

Going into Presteigne this year, the standings are as follows:

WOODFORD GREEN CUP

1.Russ……………72
2.Mike…………….61
3.Matt…………….55
4.Kev……………..51
5.Ross……………44
6.Richie………….44
7.Eliot…………….40
8.Charlie…………38
JOHN NORTON TROPHY

1.Amy……………29
2 Naomi………….10
3.Emily…………..9
4 Issie……………9

Please let me know if you think there are any errors.

Steve Herington

Couriers shine in County Champs

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Great results in the Herefordshire X-C Champs, with our senior male team taking gold and our vets’ male team silver. There were also some fantastic individual performances, with a further two golds and a silver collected. Tom Grady began his Couriers’ career taking the County 10,000m Champs in 2015 and at Monkhall he secured the coveted title of X-C Champion. In the junior competition, this is precisely what young Ross Cameron achieved in his very first season with Couriers. Huge congratulations to both.
In the Senior event, Tom was pushed hard all the way by perennial medal winner, Matt James, taking a fine silver this time. The regular inflow of cups and medals means that in order to accommodate his growing number of trophy cabinets, poor Matt is forced to keep moving house. But don’t slow down please, Matt. Individually, a mention should also be made of Naomi Prosser, who was fourth senior woman, just missing out on bronze, with Amy Smith, close up in 5th.
Completing the men’s senior team and carrying home his first shiny gold county medal was Sam Goodchild, another great addition to the squad this season. The silver-haired winners of the old fellows’ silver medals comprise a posse of former Courier stars, with Russell 5th, Richie 7th, and Dave 8th, with Mike Link the unlucky one to miss out in 9th. No medal this year either for Kev who, in 2016, was probably the most effective anchor the team has ever had.

SLIPPING AND SLIDING INTO 2017

In a race over soft and slippery ground that Mike Blenkinsop dedicated to the memory of the recently departed and much lamented Mick Ligema, Couriers were not at full strength but still performed well. It was mild with the drizzle clearing before the start. The men took 3rd spot remaining close-up 4th over the Series while we had two women in the top 12 but no third runner to clinch what would surely have been a decent team score. County Champs results are not to hand but with Welshmen in front of them on the day, both Tom and Matt have surely won county medals.

Without Eliot or Charlie, it was left to marathon man Tom to lead the Couriers’ charge and he took an exceptionally fine 6th place, only just over a minute behind winner Tim Davies. The ever consistent Matt finished strongly in 7th with the redoubtable Russ 21st and yet again 1st V50 and Sam a fine 26th. We swept the board in the V50 stakes, Richie coming home 28th and 2nd in the category and Dave 34th and 3rd. The course suited a tough guy like Mike who is beginning to recapture some of his old form and he was 41st ahead of 1st junior man, Ross in 48th whose natural speed was somewhat neutralised by the sticky conditions but who battled all the way. It won’t be long before he is right up there. As ever, Kev charged across the pasture, this time putting bullocks to flight and breaking a stile, coming home in 82nd with strained hamstring and a punctured ankle holster.

Doesn’t a red vest suit Naomi? On her X-C debut for Couriers she ran a strong race to finish an excellent 10th, with Amy not far behind also battling well in 12th. We have a good group of female runners now. Let’s hope we can again field a full team in the summer league.

But before then there is Presteigne, final race in the winter series, 5/2/17.

Steve Herington