THE DEVAUDEN 10K challenge, a runaway success in its first outing last year, is taking place again on May Day Bank Holiday Monday.

As well as the main race for anyone over 15, there will also be a 3K race for 9-11 and 12-14 year olds, and short races around the village hall playing field for those under 8s on May 6.

In 2012 237 competitors braved the rain to compete around the tracks and paths of Chepstow Park Woods, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Peter Ward of Llanishen, Monmouthshire won last year’s 10K race in 38 minutes 47 seconds, while the first woman home took 44 minutes and 52 seconds.

There will be prizes for all age categories and special prizes for the fastest unaffiliated male and female runners from the three surrounding villages of Devauden, Itton and St Arvans.

This year there will also be a team competition.

The 3K race will start at 10am and the main event at 11am. The under 8 races will be held during the main race.

The event will again be sponsored by Western Power Distribution, the electricity company which serves the Midlands, South West and Wales.

Pre-entry will be available shortly via the Devauden village website.

For further information contact John Brooks on 01291 650761.