WYE Valley Running Club fielded three teams of 10 runners for the gruelling 103-mile Cotswold Way Relay from Chipping Camden to Bath Abbey recently.

Now in its 26 year the event attracted 118 teams of 10 runners of mixed ability from all over the UK - with Wye Valley Runners representing Herefordshire.

Each leg is between 9 and 12 miles peaking at stage two above Cleeve Hill with an ascent of 473 metres.

Team one came in 26th overall, team two 74th and team three 99th.

The event was special for Wye Valley Running Club member Kevin Artus who has managed to take part in each stage of the relay race over the last ten years and completed leg 10 finishing at the iconic Bath Abbey in front of a crowd of supporters from his club.

Since 2008, Artus has been part of the Wye Valley relay team at the highly respected and tough event. To mark his unique achievement, Jan Edwards from Wye Valley Runners, presented him with a hand carved commemorative plaque made from Herefordshire Oak by club president Harry Franklin.

"The Cotswold Relay has always been the highlight of my running season and I am delighted to have been able to race every leg over the past 10 years - this year was the toughest with temperatures peaking at 28 degress celsius," said Artus.

"But I plan to come back next year and start it all again. It's an amazing experience with a really friendly atmosphere.

If you would like to know more or join a training session with Wye Valley Runners contact:wyevalleyracing@gmail.com.