Runners trio lead field home at Fownhope

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Wye Valley Runner Daniel King , Steven Flowers and Daniel Lewis took the first three places in the Gord’s 6 run over a scenic but demanding Fownhope course.

The race started in torrential rain but King followed up his victory at Shobdon in the final event of the Herefordshire Summer Off-Road League, speeding home with three minutes to spare over nearest rival Flowers and Lewis in a time of 43.56.

Clara Evans of Pontypridd Roadents took first place in the ladies' race followed by the Wye Valley pair of Laura Tootell and Claire Conway who finished second and third respectively.

Wye Valley's winning men's team was King, Flowers and Lewis while the women’s team was Tootell, Conway and Davies.

The Gord’s 6 race is organised annually by Wye Valley Runners in memory of Gordon Clements with this year's proceeds going to Marches Family Network.

The first Sunday running of the event proved popular with local runners who braved very wet conditions to support the event.

Wye Valley Runners wish to thank all the helpers, marshals, sponsors and especially Paul Bouston for making this a successful race.

The next Wye Valley Runners organised race will be the Breinton 10 mile road race on September 7.

Full details can be found on the club web site at www.wyevalleyrunners.co.uk

Category Prizes:

Mens: 1. Daniel King (Wye Valley Runners)43.56; 2. Steven Flowers (Wye Valley Runners) 46.58 3. Daniel Lewis (Wye Valley Runners) 47.02; V/40 David Mullin (Unattached) 51.16; V/45 Steve Pritchard (Wye Valley Runners) 50.12: V/50 Dave Williams (Hereford Couriers) 47.37; V/55 Antony Champken (Wye Valley Runners) 59.26; V/60 Geoff Kay (Hereford Couriers) 50.54; V/65 Peter Smith (Wye Valley Runners) 57.30; V/70 Brian Symonds (Wye Valley Runners) 68.04

Ladies: 1. Clara Evans (Pontypridd Roadents) 49.52; 2. Laura Tootell (Wye Valley Runners) 51.01; 3.Claire Conway (Wye Valley Runners) 55.52; V/35 Laura Tootell (Wye Valley Runners) 51.01: V/40 Angela Price (Hay Hotfooters) 60.47; V/45 Sharon Lindesay (Hay Hotfooters) 57.14: V/55 Jan Edwards (Wye Valley Runners) 66.13 ; V/65 Pat Cameron (Tewkesbury AC) 89.50

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