CROFT Ambrey Running Club returned to familiar ground recently to test themselves over some gruelling terrain.

The Offa's Dyke 15 trail race is a 15-mile challenging, off-road running race that follows the Offa's Dyke trail from Hay-On-Wye to Kington.

In 1982 a group of five men; Brian and Tom Davies, Mike and Peter Faulkner and Bryan Markham wanted to take part in the challenge. However, they needed to be associated with a running club and this Croft Ambrey Running Club was born.

Today, Croft Ambrey Running Club has grown in size significantly and currently members from all over Herefordshire, Ludlow and Powys. Located in North Herefordshire, near Leominster, the club trains twice a week and is constantly growing with members of all abilities. This year's Offa's Dyke 15 saw 37 Croft Ambrey members turn up to compete and celebrate 40 years of the club.

They were also given an option for club members to compete in a relay if they did not fancy the full 15-mile race giving everyone the opportunity to take part in the festivities and what a way for the club to celebrate with the club winning both the male and female team prizes.

It was also a brilliant sight seeing four of the club's founding members cross the finish line.

The whole event was a moment that will be integrated into Croft Ambrey Running Club history.

The club will continue to celebrate their 40th year throughout 2022 and would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the club for making it what it is today.