Nine Malvern Joggers travelled the relatively short distance to Woolhope between Ledbury and Hereford to take part in the Hope Valley 8. The Race HQ was at the village hall where tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits were being served. The chosen charity this year was ABF The Soldiers Charity which provides financial assistance to all soldiers and their families in times of need. Malvern Joggers were proud to support this event and include this race on their Champions League. The course was mainly multi-terrain with a 1.5 mile stretch at the start and 1 mile at the finish on road. The route made its way over tracks, through forests and around beautiful Herefordshire countryside.
Malvern Joggers were led home by Ben Toon in a time of 1:08:16, followed by Mark Cooling (1:13:41), Emily Priest (1:13:51), Julie Caseley (1:14:13), Debbie Parker (1:16:25), Alison Priest (1:16:55), Lucy Gallagher (1:23:53), Julia Heron (1:23:53) and Glyn Davies (1:26:58).
Also, Malvern Joggers running the Cardiff Half Marathon were Kerry Turner (1:27:53), Peter Wilson (1:44:14), Ian Walwyn (1:44:32), Claire Burchill (1:53:38), Paula Smy (2:05:38), Pippa Denman (2:10:15), Jennie Cale (2:10:16), Shona Toon (2:24:08), Emily Seyler (2:39:34) and Steven Massey (2:43:31).
Mark Dillon took part in the very popular Bournville Leafy 10k in a time of 48:49, a 2 lap multi-terrain course around the streets and parks of Bournville. Julie