CROFT Ambrey Running Club celebrated a team double in the prestigious Offa's Dyke 15-mile running race while member Kelly Bowen also celebrated individual honours in the women's event.

The challenging race which starts from the clock tower in Hay on Wye takes the runners over a route that mostly follows the Offa's Dyke path.

Having climbed a series of big hills, the runners finally ascend the long steep drag from Gladestrey to the top of Hergest Ridge before descending to the finish in Kington.

The race was first run in 1977 and in 1982 the event was instrumental in the formation of Croft Ambrey RC when a group of five runners from the Kingsland area decided to form a running club to allow them to compete in the race.

Three of those founding members are still competing for the club today.

Kelly Bowen led the women's race from the start and was a clear winner, finishing 21st overall, in a time of two hours, seven minutes and 26 seconds.

She was followed home by Gemma Mallett in second place and Robyn Gore in 16th which completed the victorious team.

The Croft men's team replicated this success thanks to three veteran runners, who were experienced in dealing with the arduous course.

They were led home by Dave George in 18th place and he was well supported by Glyn Williams in 23rd and Nigel Taylor in 26th.