Muddy Woody - Sunday 13th February 2022

The wettest day of the year failed to deter 300 runners who descended on Haugh Woods in Fownhope for the annual Muddy Woody 6 mile race organised by Wye Valley Runners.

In conjunction with Forestry England, race organisers pulled together a brand new tough route for the 24th running of the race. The course was carefully designed to respect the sensitive ecology of the woods - whilst at the same time giving runners a tough challenge through woodland, trails, streams and sticky muddy hills.

Malvern Buzzards sent an army of 34 runners to the event - the biggest entry of clubs - which paid off well with Anne Kenchington taking 5th place overall and claiming the first female prize with a time of 43mins 42secs, almost 3mins ahead of the female runner-up. 

Malvern Buzzards’ strength in numbers resulted in them winning the women’s team prize with Anne and Margaret Kenchington (1st FV60) and Sarah Armstrong (1st FV55) while Hereford Couriers won the men’s team prize.