Hereford Couriers Running Club lead local charge at Virtual Relay.

Hereford Couriers took on runners from 58 clubs across the country in the Cardiff Gait 15 Hour Challenge last weekend.

The event was organised by neighbours Builth and District Running Club with the aim to see how far clubs could run between 5am- 8pm on Sunday.

The Couriers fielded 2 strong teams in the event, with each runner taking an hour slot. The club’s A team finished in 5th place overall with an overall mileage of 130.51 which was helped by a fantastic performance from Barry Reynolds who covered 9.98miles in his hour slot.

Barry was joined by Ryan Knight, Andy Tyler, Dean Jones, Darren Broady and Ben Skinner who all recorded over 9 miles in their legs of the event.

Paul Jones, Graeme Walker, Izzy Axford, Kyle Dovey, Sheryl Evans, Ryan Lawrence, Mark Hookins & Jake Cullum-Hollins all put in the miles to help the team to snatch a 5th place finish.

The Clubs B Team finished in an impressive 36th place overall & 4th out of all the B Teams in the competition.

Naomi Prosser headed up the B Team by covering 7.93 miles.

Naomi was joined by Paul Jones, Ailsing Freeth, Rob Connell, Clare Mallender, Paul Davies, Chris Smart & Nigel Reade who all had superb runs in recording over 7 miles.

Ally Ballantyne, Gitta Ferguson, Bryrony Dean, Paul Gilbert, Bev Tyler, Kirsty Jenkins & Steve Hobson put in some great mileage to support the team past the finishing line.

The Couriers had some tough competition against some great performances by a number of local clubs.

Here’s how they fared:

5th Hereford Couriers (A) 130.51 miles:
7th Monross Trailblazers 128.5;
12th Croft Ambrey (A) 123.28;
22nd Hay Hotfooters 114.76;
36th Hereford Couriers (B) 104.65;
37th Presteigne Pacers 103.92;
39th Croft Ambrey (B) 103.06;
41st Wye Valley Runners 102.39.

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