RALLY competitors from across the country descended on Eastnor Deer Park for the Three Shires Stages last weekend.

The event saw 120 drivers compete over six stages in the three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Five of the stages were held on on closed public roads and one on the tarmac roads within the Eastnor Deer Park.

The event was won by the pairing of Martyn and Dawn England in their Ford Fiesta R5.

They finished the course in a time of 43 minutes and 39 seconds.

Andy Fraser and Alan Jones took second 1 minute and 37 seconds behind while Alex Allingham and Ross Weir finished third.

Local driver Rob Hansford paired up with Karen Phelps for the first time in the Hansford Plant Hire Subaru Impreza.

This was Hansford's second event with the Subaru and despite being seeded at car 106, the pair finished 34th overall and ninth in class.

The crew had a trouble-free run over the 18 stages, except for a high speed over-shoot on a chicane on stage four, losing them 20 seconds and an unintentional donut on the spectator stage at Eastnor Deer Park.