We regret to announce that we have not been given permission by the @highwaysagency to run the 5k Series this year
We are extremely disappointed as race has been a key part of the Hereford Race Calendar for over 30 years, but we are looking at alternative routes for a 2019 series


Here are the results for the Presteigne Pacers (Winter) Handicap 2018 held in the dark


Howling Bull Race 2018 - SOLD OUT

FoD Christmas Tree Race 2018 - SOLD OUT


Winter 2018/19 xc dates and venues

Sunday 11th November - Croft Castle
Sunday 2nd December - Rotherwas
Sunday 6th January - Queenswood
Sunday 3rd February  -  Fforest Fields
Sunday 24 February  -  Presteigne


Here are the results for the Presteigne Pacers Handicap held on the 2nd of September 2018



WED. 13th. JUNE 2018  HIGH  VINNALS (Ludlow Runners) 7.15 p.m.

WED. 27th. JUNE 2018  ABBEY DORE (Wye Valley Runners) 7.30 p.m.

WED. 11th. JULY 2018  WESTHOPE (Hereford Couriers) 7.15 p.m.

WED. 25th. JULY 2018  SHOBDON (Croft Ambrey R.C.) 7.15 p.m.



Here are the results for the Presteigne Pacers Handicap held on the 2nd of June 2018 in very warm and humid conditions



With regret there will not be a 2 Rivers Run in 2018

Results for the 2 Rivers Run (2017) Click here


ClubHandicap (2017)

Not a great turn out for the Hanicap this year but here are the results for the Club Handicap which took place on Saturday the 29th July 2017

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Wed. 14th June :-  Westhope (Hereford Couriers)
Wed. 28th June :-  High Vinnals (Ludlow Runners)
Wed. 12th July :-   Abbey Dore (Wye Valley Runners)
Wed. 26th July :-   Shobdon (Croft Ambrey R.C.)


Charity multi terrain run in aid of 
RJ&AH Orthopaedic Hospital Gobowen

Troedrhiwfelin, Abbey Cwm Hir, LD1 6PG
on Sunday 12th March at 11:00 am

Click here for mere detail


Boxing Day Run

This year charity will be the Community transport scheme
The first runner will start at 10:00am from outside the Oak.

£5 per runner & guess the overall time

Running order;
1 – Steve
2 – Jane
3 – Jo
4 – Adie
5 – Piotr
6 – Lou
7 – Bryan Clee
8 – Deb
9 – Gary
10 – Bryan Lloyd
11 – Carol
12 – Andy


Two River Run

A great turnout at this year’s 2 Rivers Run,
In near perfect condition (For a trail race in October).
Johnathon Pugh of Builth & District stormed home in a time of 54:24 closely followed by Robin Woods (soon to be Builth & District) & Stacey Morgan of Croft Ambrey taking third place.
The Ladies race was convincingly won by Helen Brown of Forest of Dean in a time of 01:07:12 ahead of Joanne Reece of Rhayader & Viv Dempsey Of Ludlow taking third.
The Team prize went to  Maldwyn Harries, Todd Langley Tanner, Bryan Arthur & Anthony Powell.

A big thank you from Presteigne Pacers to everyone who ran, all the marshals, time keeper, catering team, referee, land owners & Discover  Parks  our sponsor.

We hope to see you all again next year.
Click here for the full results


FIXTURES     2016-2017  SEASON

Sunday   16th.    October  2016       Fforest  Fields  (Builth & District R.C.)
                                                                Nr. Hundred House.
Sunday   13th.    November  2016    Croft  Castle  (Croft  Ambrey  R.C.)
                                                              (Please  note  that  The  National  Trust  will  be                            
                                                               imposing  a  £3  parking  charge  per  vehicle.
                                                               So  please  inform  all  of  your  club  members,
                                                               and  plan  your  travel  arrangements  accordingly.)
Sunday     4th.    December  2016    Rotherwas  - South East of Hereford.
                                                              (Hereford Triathlon Club) 
Sunday 8th. January  2017      Monkhall  Farm  (Wye  Valley  Runners)
                                    This  race  will  incorporate  the  Herefordshire  County  Championships
                                                              (for  Veteran, Senior and Junior Men and Women). Entries  for  the                                                                              
                                                              Championships  are  separate  from  the  League  and    subject  to  the
                                                              appropriate  entry  fee  (applications  to  Tony  Williams – 01432  267608).
Sunday     5th.    February  2017     Presteigne   (Presteigne Pacers)
                                                              This  race  will  be  followed  by  a  Presentation           
                                                              Ceremony  for  the  season’s  Trophies  and  Awards –           
                                                              further details will follow.

ALL RACES  :   11 a.m. START  (The women’s race at Presteigne will start at 10.45 a.m.)

Female  runners  will  run  the  full  distance  with  the  males  at  Fforest  Fields, Rotherwas  and  Monkhall  Farm  with  shorter  distances  at  Croft  Castle  and  Presteigne.


ClubHandicap (2016)

Here are the results for the Club Handicap which took place on Saturday the 25th June 2016


Summer XC Race 3 High Vinnalls (06/07/2016)

Attached below are the details for the High Vinnalls  XC.

Please note there is a £1 donation for parking which goes to the local church

Direction and info
Route details
Route map


Steve Herington (Hereford Couriers)

BOB COLE THE RUNNER the strange life of a forgotten champion by Steve Herington (£6.00)

Bob Cole was a local man still remembered by older people in the area for his eccentric character and athletic ability which took him right to the top. He was a regular at the Peterchurch Show and other local events but also triumphed in the 1920's on the biggest stage, becoming World Champion at 10 miles and the Marathon as well as winning gold at the prestigious New Year Powderhall Carnival in Edinburgh. In this lavishly illustrated book, Steve Herington has pieced together, from talking to local people and researching contemporary newspaper reports, the extraordinary story of the man and his achievements, setting them in their historical context.

Steve will have copies available at various races through the season, including the first Summer League race at Abbey Dore on 1st June.

He will also be talking about the book with Matthew Engel at the Hay Festival on Thursday 26th May at 5.30 p.m.


WED.  1st.  JUNE    2016      ABBEYDORE    (Wye Valley Runners)     7.30p.m. 
WED.  22nd.  JUNE   2016    WESTHOPE       (Hereford Couriers)     7.15 p.m.  ** Still to be confirmed by landowners.
WED.    6th.  JULY   2016    HIGH VINNALS     (Ludlow Runners)     7.15 p.m.
WED.   20th.  JULY  2016    SHOBDON        (Croft Ambrey R.C.)       7.15 p.m.


07th February 2016

As the forestry is open to the public we kindly request runners ‘car share’ as much as possible and don’t park in the forestry car park (If the NRW who maintain the forestry get too many complaints regarding the race, we may not be able to hold the race in the future) there is plenty of space for parking on the approach road and by the leisure Centre.

The ladies race will start @ 10:45 from the forestry car park and follow the same route as last year (approximately 4.25 miles).
The men’s race will start @ 11:00 from the forestry car park, but due to forestry work, the route will follow the course last used in 2014 (approximately 7.25 miles).
Both routes have a good mix of forestry, tracks, climbs, descents, mud (not as much as Monkall Farm) and water features (especially for Hereford Couriers & Maldwyn Harriers).
As this is a working forest, forestry work may cause us to change the routes at short notice.
Shower facilities are available at the leisure Centre (clean shoes please) but they may charge for this.

We are planning a recce of the men’s route on Sunday the 31/01/2016, if any members from any club (male or female) are interested please let me know by Thursday the 28/01/2016.

The post-race refreshments & presentation will be held at the Royal British Legion Club (clean shoes & clothing please) from 12:30pm, there is plenty of parking available in the car park (£1.30 up to 2 hours) and on the street (free).
More detail of the courses and the location of the Royal British Legion Club can be found by clicking the link on the ‘Presteigne XC’ event on the calendar.


BREAKING NEWS (Mud Runner 2016)
See the extract from the Mud Runner website

“It is with regret that we have to announce that there will be no Mud Runner events in 2016. A variety of factors have conspired against us and has ultimately driven us to take this very difficult decision.
We really value all of our loyal followers with whom we have shared some magic & muddy memories over the last 6 years….as for 2017….watch this space”


Christmas Meal
Presteigne Pacers Christmas meal will be held this Saturday (05/12/2015) at the Oak in Presteigne

Herefordshire Cross Country Dates;
The dates and venues for the 2015/16 Herefordshire Cross Country League are :

18th October      -  Fforest Fields
8th November    -  Croft Castle
29th November  -  Ufton Court
10th January       -  Monkhall Farm  - TBC
7th February       -  Presteigne  -  TBC


Borth Beach 10K (02/08/2015)
Only three Pacers (Steve, Piotr & Carol) turned out for this seemingly easy 10k run on the beach from Borth to Ynyslas & back on a sunny but breezy Sunday afternoon. With an absence of hills a PB was expected but running 3 miles into a constant headwind on the return leg soon dispelled any chances of that.

Clun Carnival Canter (2015)
With near perfect conditions all down to Darran the race organiser (no doubt), 10 Presteigne Pacers set of on this challenging 5.25ish mile hilly race with a mix of road, fields forestry trails & more hills.
Starting and finishing next to the White Horse pub, a good time was had by all runners & spectators.
Thank you to Darran and the Clun Carnival organiser for a great race, we look forward to next years race.

Magic Roundabout (07/06/2015)
A great turnout from the Pacers at this year’s Magic Roundabout, fielding 12 runners and 2 dogs.
The weather was hot and breezy which showed on the red face at the club meeting that evening,  most in their new copper (orange) t-shirts (very popular).
Thank you to the Hay Hotfooters for putting on another (very busy) great race.

Club Handicap (2015)
Saturday saw 7 Pacrers taking part in this year’s race, most finished within 30 second of their predicted times and one first timer got lost.


Crocodile 8
Well done to all the Pacers who took part in this very challenging 8 (nearer 9) mile race in very warm conditions. Results can be found on the Results page.

Next meeting (07/06/2015)
Meal choice and money for the Club Annual meal to be handed in.
Plans for the 2 Rivers to be discussed.

Roy Taylor
Presteigne Pacers would like to offer their support and condolences to the family of former club member Roy Taylor, who’s funeral will be held this Saturday.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Club Handicap
The club handicap has been cancelled this Saturday due to the loss of former club member Roy Taylor.

Norton Fun Ride (mini Man vs Horse)
If you aren’t doing anything this bank holiday Monday (4th May), consider the Norton Fun Ride.
Choose from 6 mile or 12 mile routes both partially marked/marshalled with a water station halfway. Starting at Pools Farm Norton, from 10:00am – 12:00pm where drinks, chips & burgers will be available to buy in aid of St Andrew’s Church.
Entry for runners is free this year, but we will want your feedback on the suitability of the course for future events.

Shobdon Wood 6
The results are now in. Congratulation to all the Pacers that took part especially Rita & Carrol who both finished 1st in their age category. Thanks to Croft for another great race.

Presteigne Pacers Handicap
This years event will be held on Saturday the 9th May at 5pm

Annual Meal
The planned date for this years meal and presentation is Saturday the 13th June at the Royal Oak Presteigne.

Whitebrook Wind-up (07/06/2015)
If the Magic Roundabout isn't your thing, think about having a go at the Whitebrook Wind-up.
10k or half marathon, all of road.
Click here for more details


New event for 2015
Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival
If you aren’t too tired out after the BBMC, Cader Idris or the Clun Valley Challenge, the have a go at a 3k, 10k, or half marathon at the Royal Welsh Spring Show.
Click here for more details


Relay for Life (27-28/06/2015)
Teams of 8-15 required to complete as many laps of the John Beddoes School playing field as possible in 24 hours, at least one member of each team must be on the track at all times.
For more details click here
Click here for the event poster


Clun Valley Challenge (16/05/2015)
If you haven’t already signed up for the BBMC or are mad and running in the Cader Idris?
Then try the Clun Valley Challenge!
16 or 26 miles routes around up and down the Shropshire hills starting and finishing in Clun.
Click here for the event poster
Click here for the event web site


The date for the 2 Rivers Run is now the 13/09/2015 not the 20/09/2015 as previously advertised.

Hatterall Hammer
Well done to Gareth, Steve & Bryan who ran in the Hattrall Hammer yesterday, a challenging 4 miles race.


Pendock Spring Chicken Run
10k full, 1k full, only 48 places left for the 5k53 places left for the 5k
To enter click here


Muddy Woody 6 (mud, mud, mud & some more mud)
Well it was muddy & it was in a wood, the only thing missing from the name of this race is two river crossings and several hills.
Well done to the Wye Valley Runners for putting on another great race.
I actually don’t know if I got dirtier from the race or from pushing one of Monross Trailblazers car out of a bog after the race?
Still the technical t-shirt more than makes up for it!
Well done to Steve Gary, Rita & Sahrah who all did well in this challenging race.
See you all at the Hatterall Hammer.

Herefordshire Summer XC  dates;
03rd June 2015: Kinnersley
24th June 2015: Abbeydore
08th July 2015: Westhope
22nd July 2015: Shobdon

Herefordshire Winter Xcounty awards
Congratulation to all award winners (click here for the list).
Thanks to Builth & District, Croft, Hereford Tri, Wye Valley & the Pacers for hosting the races, thanks to all the Marshals, bakers and tea makers and a big thank to Mike, Clive & Tony for all their hard work.
See you all in the Summer

Medals galore for the Presteigne Pacers (well 2 medals anyway).
Rita (2nd FV50) & Jane (3rd FV45) overall, in the Herefordshire Winter Xcountry series (5 tough races).
And well done to everyone who won ‘well deserved’ medals today a full list of all prize winners will be posted here shortly as will the result for today’s race.

Shobdon Wood 6:
Race 4 in the club championship click here to download an entry form

Race 3 in the club championship click here to download an entry form of enter on line @ Ledbury Harriers

Presteigne XC
The ladies race will start at 10:45!
As the mens course has been shortened it will mean more runners will be finishing in a short period of time, making it hard for the time keepers. To alleviate this it has been decided by Mike to start the ladies race 15 minutes before the mens race.

Buff Winter Trail Marathon Wales

Well done to the three Pacers who ran at the weekend. Gary (Lewis) was first home in 02:07:06 (139th), Rita second in 02:19:23 (194th) and not far behind Sahrah in 02:43:17 (286th).
For the full results: click here


Presteigne XC

Today 9 Pacer & 2 Crofters ran a recce on the new Presteigne XC (mens) route. The new course is shorter than in previous years at only 6.3miles but still challenging (we have added a water feature to keep our friends at Hereford Couriers happy)!

The route can be viewed by clicking the link found under the event, on the Pacers Calendar page.
As for today’s recce one Pacer dropped out after half a mile due to a previous injury, the remaining 10 runners all agreed it is a tough course and for a change, Croft didn’t feature in the first five runner home.
On race day NO parking at the start only for officials, and we request runners park at the leisure centre. Toilet and shower facilities are available at the leisure centre but they will charge £1.50 for the use of shower.
The prize presentation will take place at the Royal British Legion afterwards (clean shoes only please), (again the location can be found by clicking the link under the event on the Pacers Calendar)
See you all on Sunday 1st February.

The BBMC is the 6th race in the club championship, however as results are not published only entry points will be awarded (as some club members have already entered).

Entry for the BIG BLACK MOUNTAINS CHALLENGE is now open on-line. Click here

No May Hill Massacre in 2015
With regret we have to announce that we won't be holding the May Hill Massacre in 2015. A combination of changes in car parking access and personal travel plans mean that we can't give it the attention it deserves. Apologies. Black Sheep Sports.

SKIRRID (2014)

Gareth & Bryan Lloyd did well in the Skirrid Fell race on Sat 20/12/2014, coming home in 00:38:46 (46th) and 00:45:42 (99th) in a tough race with a strong field.