ELIOT Taylor continued his dominance by winning another Muddy Woody 6 race.

The Hereford Couriers member put in a superb performance to convincingly win the 21st running the the Wye Valley Runners organised event, his fourth victory in the last six years.

Taylor finished in a time of 42.32, beating teammate Matt James (44.16) into second place.

Brecon Athletic Club's Mike Pfeiffer was third in a time of 44.41.

Danca Machackova of Wye Valley Runners continued her fine run of form by winning the ladies race, finishing in a time of 50.54.

Vikki Thompson of Haldon Trail Runners also had a great run to finish second in 51.53, while the ever consistent Laura Tootell of Wye Valley Runners finished in third place in a time of 55.02.

Wye Valley Runners secured both the men’s and ladies team awards.

The winning men were Steven Flowers, Liam Grice and Mike Fawcett, while the victorious ladies were Machackova, Tootell and Nicola Emerson.

Flowers also picked up the Wye Valley Runners Shield for the third year running, while the club's Jim Gray Memorial Trophy was awarded to Peter Flynn.

The race was run over a challenging woodland trail course in Haugh Woods, Mordiford, with competitors contending with exceptionally cold and muddy conditions.

Wye Valley Runners allocated £2 from each race entry to the Princess Trust and collection on the day raised £60.

Men’s Awards: 1 Eliot Taylor (Hereford Couriers) 42.32, 2 Matt James (Hereford Couriers ) 44.16, 3 Mike Pfeiffer (Brecon AC) 44.41; Junior: Jasper Robinson (Croft Ambrey) 54.40; V/40: Dan Sanford (Forest of Dean) 46.12; V/45: Ian Whistance (Wye Valley Runners) 48.40; V/50: Mike Pfeiffer (Brecon AC) 44.41; V/55: Jonathan Sage (Malvern Joggers) 60.30; V/60: Tony Champken (Wye Valley Runners) 62.03; V/65: Ashley Robinson (Croft Ambrey) 56.18; V/70: Brian Symonds (Wye Valley Runners) 73.28.

Ladies Awards: 1 Danca Machackova (Wye Valley Runners) 50.54; 2 Vikki Thompson (Haldon Trail Runners) 51.53, 3 Laura Tootell (Wye Valley Runners) 55.02; Junior: Deanna Moore (Unattached) 72.15; V/35: Kate Owen (Wye Valley Runners) 57.33; V/40: Laura Tootell (Wye Valley Runners) 55.02; V/45: Sheila Lammas (Stratford AC) 57.41; V/50: Sherryl Hall (Forest of Dean) 65.25; V/55: Tina Lavelle (Hay Hotfooters) 80.16; V/60: Jan Edwards (Wye Valley Runners) 69.46.