The Gords 6 - Sunday 9th April 2017  11am. 

Join us for our 10th anniversary race with all proceeds to The Little Princess Trust Hereford.

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Fantastic weather and the new kids races ensured a record turnout for 2016. Huge thanks to sponsors, marshalls, volunteers, Fownhope Recreation Ground committee and all the runners and families who made this such a special day

 

The best kept secret in the UK race calendar. Run through some of Herefordshire's finest untouched countryside - and be refreshed with great tea and cakes as you cross the line. A run for runners organised by experienced runners - everyone welcome.

Organised by Wye Valley Runners - A  Charity Race in Celebration of Gordon Clements

Around Caplor Hill Ancient Hill fort. Course map here

Start and finish at Fownhope recreation Park

6 miles south east of Hereford

Approx 6 miles along grass and woodland

The Gords event celebrates the life of Gordon Clements, who was a founder member of the Wye Valley Runners.  

An exceptional runner, Gordon posted times of 32.39 for a 10K, and 1:14 over the half marathon distance. Unfortunately,

8 years ago he died of lung cancer. Paul Bouston had been best friends with Gordon's son at school, and subsequently a close friend Gordon himself. 

With his death Paul felt a race in his memory, with all proceeds going to a local charity, would be the most fitting way of honouring Gordon.

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Previously the race took place near Swainshill, but now has moved to a new location and will be around the ancient hill fort of Caplor Hill near Fownhope.

Beginning at 11am on, competitors will experience a testing, multi terrain course on what will hopefully, be a balmy summes day.

Those who have run in the event before know that it is a special event, which in2015 will support Midland Air Ambulance

So, if you find yourself at a loose end why not come along with a few friends and enjoy a friendly, well organised event that takes in some of Herefordshire's picturesque countryside.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!