A run with a view at Bromyard Round The Downs Race

Bromyard Round The Downs race has course for success

It was a particularly good day for Hereford Couriers RC.

Small but perfectly formed, the Bromyard Round The Downs race (Sunday 19 June) was enjoyed by all mainly due to the course with its rolling hills and spectacular views. There was beauty and pace at this challenging off-road race that saw wins for Alfie Pearce-Higgins and Charlotte Broadhurst and podium finishes for Hereford Couriers RC. 

The 2021 race put the new route to the test which it passed with flying colours! It delighted the 100 runners in this year’s event who gave the Downs a ‘thumbs up’ for the organisation and the atmosphere. The ice cream van was equally popular. 

Bromyard Town Crier Peder Nielsen announced the event in fine style and at 10am, the runners streamed away along a two lap course that showcased the Herefordshire countryside. There was flora and fauna to admire and the climbs were rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding area. 

Sage Pearce-Higgins won last year’s race: his brother Alfie Pearce-Higgins of Fulham Running Club kept it in the family by winning the 2022 Bromyard Round The Downs in 33:03. Ryan Knight of Hereford Couriers RC was only three seconds behind, finishing second in 33:06 with teammate Luke Mason third in 34:28. 

Charlotte Broadhurst of Croft Ambrey RC was the first lady in 39:28. Lucy Jarvis of Hereford Couriers RC was second lady in 42:19 and Poppy Boardman third lady in 42:35. 

The full set of results is available to view via the runABC Midlands race listing page. 

All proceeds from the race donated to Brockhampton Primary School and Bromyard Downs Common Association. 

Organisers Meg and Nell thanked everyone involved in making it a day to savour for all.

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