MALVERN runners travelled to Queenswood Country Park for the third of five races in the Herefordshire Cross Country Winter League Series hosted by Wye Valley Runners.

The 5.5-mile hilly, challenging course near Leominster was on some firm tracks but mostly through muddy, slippery sections.

First from Malvern Buzzards to finish was Keith Evans in 42 minutes six seconds for seventh and first man 50 and over followed by Christian Dowle (43.11, 11th 2nd MV50) and Paul White (52.01, 57th).

Alison Owens clocked 54.44 (11th 2nd FV45), Paola Sestito 55.36 (13th 1st FV40) and Julie Caseley 1.05.55 (43rd 3rd FV60).

First for Malvern Joggers to finish was Neil Warne in 48.01 while Simon Richardson did 49.01, Will Turnbull 54.08, Andrew Brown 54.14, Ben Toon 54.41, Ian Fuller 57.55 and Barbara Gawlak 1.06.18.

The Bumble Bimble Winter Edition was over a 10-mile course in the Worcestershire countryside.

Buzzards’ Jack Abbotts was second overall in 1.15.12 followed by Sim Foreman (5th, 1.23.33) and Marc Heptinstall (6th, 1.24.43).

Sarah Armstrong was second woman and seventh overall in 1.27.45.

Rob Hopkins was ninth in 1.28.10 and Lily Price 13th woman in 2.08.48.