Pugh takes control to Seal Victory in Woodland Race
Jonathan Pugh of Builth & District Running Club held off a strong challenge from Matthew James of Hereford Couriers to secure the win in the 22nd running of the Muddy Woody 6.
Brecon Athletic Club’s Mike Pfeiffer, a very consistent podium position finisher secured third place.
Jessica Bennett of Lordshill Runners was a very convincing winners of the Ladies Race with former winner Laura Tootell of Wye Valley Runners second and fellow club member Clare Sims third..
Wye Valley Runners secured victory in both the men’s and ladies team events. Wye Valley’s winning men’s team were Christian Jones, Mike Fawcett and Andy Moxon . The winning ladies were Laura Tootell, Clare Sims and Juliet Moxon.
The Wye Valley Runners Shield was awarded to Christian Jones with the Jim Gray trophy going to Juliet Moxon.
The race organized by Wye Valley Runners was run over a challenging woodland trail course with the 283 finishers contending with exceptionally cold and muddy conditions.
Wye Valley Runners donated £2 of each entry to Hope Support Services and collected additional donations at the refreshments stall.
Wye Valley Runners would like to thank all the runners, marshals and race sponsors for making this a successful event. A presentation was also made to John & Merle Hancock in appreciation of their continued support and use of facilities.
Men’s Results: 1. Jonathan Pugh (Builth & District Running Club) 41.13 ; 2. Matthew James (Hereford Couriers) 41.46 3. Mike Pfeiffer (Brecon Athletic Club) 43.37
Junior Jasper Robinson ( Croft Ambrey) 55.31 ; V/40 Danny Axford (Headington RR) 44.55; V/45 Christian Jones (Wye Valley Runners) 44.46; V/50 Mike Pfeiffer (Brecon Athletic Club) 43.37; V/55 Tim Taylor (Hereford Couriers) 48.10; V/60 Steve Bedford (Wye Valley Runners) 62.49; V/65 Ashley Robinson (Croft Ambrey AC) 56.45; V/70 David Hibbert (Worcester AC) 65.43; V/75 Brian Symonds ( Wye Valley Runners) 70.10
Ladies Results: 1.Jessica Bennett (Lordshill Road Runners) 48.28; 2. Laura Tootell (Wye Valley Runners) 52.14; 3.Clare Sims (Wye Valley Runners) 54.01
Junior Aderyn Carter (Hay Hotfooters) 61.33; V/35 Holly Gourley ( Ledbury & District Harriers) 54.36; V/40 Laura Tootell (Wye Valley Runners) 52.14; V/45 Victoria Jones (Cock Moors Ladies) 57.51; V/50 Lorraine Bunn (Unattached) 55.42; V/55 Liz Davies-Ward (Hereford Triathlon Club) 69.43; V/60 Jan Edwards (Wye Valley Runners) 67.19
Race report courtesy of Mike Shaw
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