WYE Valley Running Club came away with the men's team award and category prizes when a host of their members took on the Blaze The Biblins 10-kilometre trail race.

Despite the wettest conditions in memory a strong Wye Valley team took on the race at Biblins Youth Campsite, Doward, in Ross-on-Wye.

The event was won by Michael Lelliot (Cotswold Allrunners) in a time of 40 minutes and 28 seconds.

However, Wye Valley Runners placed Ian Whistance (5th), Jeremy Jehan (8th), Daniel Lewis (11th) and Richard Williams (14th) on their way to team victory.

In the women's event Faye Johnson (Spirit of Monmouth) was the clear winner in a time of 47 minutes and 10 seconds.

Robyn Gore (Croft Ambrey RC) came home fifth while Eva Lobato-Galeote (Ross Runners) finished 10th.

Along with picking up the men’s team prize Wye Valley Runners also won the over-60 female veterans prize for Jan Edwards and the over-70 men's prize for English Masters champion Brian Symonds.

The race route is designed by runners, for runners and features climbs, flat sections and technical single track.

The race starts near the Doward Youth campsite, winding through ancient woodland, past historic Ironworks, along picturesque riverbanks before the infamous Demon hill climb and then a rewarding descent to the finish.

Jan Edwards from Wye Valley said: “It was wonderful to run through some of the counties finest countryside - even if it was up one of the toughest hills I’ve ever ran on.

"Big thanks to Monross Runners for organising such a great event.”