WYE Valley Runners held their annual meeting recently and handed out a raft of trophies to their top runners.

Lorna Shaw was named most improved female runner; Paul Davies most improved male runner; Ian Whistance the Wye Valley Shield as the first club runner home at the Muddy Woody 6; Shaun Hoyes the Jim Gray Memorial Cup as the first male veteran aged over 60 to cross the line at the Muddy Woody 6.

Paddy Nugent was elected as their new chairman as Martin Flowers has decided to stand down after four years but will remain active on the club committee.

Veteran local running legend Harry Franklin continues as club president

Nugent said: " Congratulations to all our winners- they have all worked hard to constantly improve and their awards are richly deserved.

"We are also very grateful to Martin for leading our club through a year filled with highs and lows - his leadership has been inspirational.

"Wye Valley are also privileged to have Harry Franklin as our president - he brings decades of running experience and his friendly and welcoming spirit is still the guiding light of our club."

The club are looking forward to celebrating their 40th birthday in 2023 and as part of that they are building up a raft of new initiatives for existing and new members.

"We are extremely lucky to be based in such a beautiful city and our members relish getting out into the adjoining countryside to run and meet as a club," added Nugent.

"The benefits to everyone's physical and mental health are well documented and we would love to welcome anyone who may be interested - get in touch and come and meet the team."