THE ICONIC Crocodile 8 multi-terrain race is due to take place again this Sunday when a new trophy in honour of Jan Edwards will be competed for

The quirky but hugely popular event will see runners from across the country descend on the villages of Burghill and Tillington and run across fields, up woodland steps and across the challenging ascent through Badnage Woods.

The woods are known locally as “The Crocodile” due to the shape of the terrain matching the features of the Amazonian animal.

This year race organisers Wye Valley Runners have added a new trophy - The Jan Edwards Crocodile Cup. 

The cup is in memory of the club’s much loved team member Jan who sadly died last year and will be awarded to the first woman finisher. 

Race organiser Paddy Nugent said: “Jan loved running and walking and delighted in taking part and supporting the Croc 8 for many years.

“She could often be seen wandering the woods with partner Brian and her family. This trophy will help us all keep Jan in our memories and it’s fitting that the trophy will go to the first woman from our county to cross the line on the big day” 

Everyone is welcome. Kids races start at 2.30pm at Burghill School with the main event starting at 3pm. There will be a bar, party and dancing with DJ legend Roddy Hankins to round off the fun. 

Hereford Athletics Club members recently competed in an Upper YDL match at Yate. The Herefordshire athletes joined with one athlete from the Forest of Dean to form ‘Team Green’

They came up against three strong Welsh teams - Cardiff, South Wales & West Wales.

Although finishing fourth, Team Green was just behind South Wales and 12 personal bests were recorded by the team.

Eva Tyler won the 400 metres, going under the one-minute barrier in a personal best time of 59.67 seconds.

Kacper Dumara won the Hammer with a throw of 30 metres and is ranked first in the West Midlands.

Seren Hughes won the Javelin throwing 28.22 metres and Tessa Morgan won the 80 metres Hurdles in 13.94 seconds.

Despite being an under-17 athlete Caitlin Fathers competed in the under-20 javelin event and threw a personal best distance of 25.38m. The next YDL is at Swansea on Sunday.   

Full results: Under-20 women: Eva Tyler 200m 26.43s (3A), 400m 59.67s PB (1A).

Under-17 men: Finlay Symonds 100m 12.39s PB (4A), 200 25.84s PB (2B); William Andrews 100m 13.63s PB (3A); Ben Warburton 1500m 5m12.14s PB (2A); Joseph Leahy 1500m 5m19.98s PB (1B); Kacper Dumara   Hammer 30m (1A), Javelin 30.32 PB (2A).

Under 17 Women: Caitlin Fathers 100m 13.74s (3A), Javelin U20 25.38m PB (2A); Seren Hughes       100m 15s (3B), Javelin 28.22 PB (1A); Chloe Coleridge    1500m 6m11.59s (3A), Long Jump 2.82m PB (2A); Tessa Morgan: 80m Hurdles 13.94s PB (1A), 300m Hurdles 54.55s PB (2A), Javelin 26.73m (1B)