Wye Valley Runners

Croft Castle XC photos & results

Well the race was as hard as ever, but the glorious sunshine certainly made the trip worth the effort.

As usual there was a fantastic turnout from the Valley with several new runners getting their first taste of the cross country league. Both men and ladies teams put in excellent performances to claim second place in both competitions. After 2 races it looks rather tight at the top. Click the link below for the full result spreadsheet, and them peruse the photos above, provided courtesy of John Holdroyd.

Croft Castle XC results

Muddy Woody 6 Entry Form

It is my great pleasure to announce that the entry form for the Muddy Woody 6 is now available.

The event has been scheduled to take place on Sunday 17th February 2013. Hopefully next year's race will have slightly less frost, and a whole lot more mud, than 2012.

So... with out further ado here is the form: Download Muddy Woody 6 entry form.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Best Wishes

Wye Valley Runners

Bousty's Booster - Speedwork on Wednesday 7th Nov

For those who would like to shave some time off the forthcoming Cross Country races Paul Bouston will be conducting one of his increasing famous speed sessions around the Bishop's meadow.

They will consist of 800m reps, and runners of all abilities are welcome. This is about improving yourself and not racing against other members of the club, so please do not feel that these sessions are beyond you.

There will of course be the usual club run for everyone who fancies a more sedentary amble around Hereford.

London Marathon 2013 Club Draw

You've been waiting anxiously 6 months only to be faced with Elvis staring up at you with a big 'Sorry' printed across the London Marathon magazine. Now what are supposed to do next April, you ask?...

Well have no fear as all is not lost!!!

On Monday, December 1st the club will have its annual draw for the London Marathon places that we receive. So if you've received a rejection slip now is the time to let Matt Taylor know that you wish to be considered for the draw (or use the Contact page form to notify Alan Lewis). The only stipulations are:


  1. You have been a member of the club for a year or more
  2. You did not receive a place through the club draw last year
  3. You have a rejection slip / magazine from the marathon organisers

So, get those notifications in and start preparing for one of the marque events in the athletics calendar.

Derbyshire Peak District Walking Weekend (July 2013)

On the weekend of July 5th - 7th next year Wye Valley will once again embark on one of their famous outings. The destination this time is the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. Early next year the club will have a meeting to discuss the itinery, details, etc. However, if you would like any information before then Jan will happily show you some brochures.

Jan has also kindly sourced a few hotels which are close together and ideally placed for a base of operations. The responsibilty for booking one of the venues lies with the individual and the details are below. Please be aware that due to the popularity of the area you will need to book well in advance of the excursion.

(Click the Hotel name to go to their website)

The Castle

Bulls Head (01433 620356)

Ye Olde Nags Head (01433 620248)


Further updates will be posted in the new year.