High Bridge Jewellers’ Bourton-on-the-Water 10k
Start of the 2017 Bourton Highbridge Jewellers 10k Race - picture by john gibson
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Ian Shoemark, 10k Race Director (front left) and Rob Humphris, manager at High Bridge Jewellers, our sponsor, (front 2nd left) presents a cheque to each of our two nominated charities: Cotswold Friends and Stow Disability Association.
Congratulations to Alex Lee of Cheltenham & County Harriers the race winner (32:34) and Rachel Felton, first lady and 12th overall in the race (35:11). Alex is pictured below, just ahead of Cirencester’s David Bell, with 100m to go.
Third-place runner Alastair Cambell, of Stroud & District AC, finished strongly in 32:58.
Gary Payne of Nuneaton Harriers and a regular at Bourton races, finished 1st MV60 and 30th overall in the race in a superb time of 37:32.
There were many groups of club runners, each with their own targets, who supported the race as usual.
Barry Cornelius, a private photographer, took around 1500 photographs today and these can be downloaded for free from his website. Thank you Barry.
The Race Centre for 2017 was again held at The New Sports Hall, The Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2BD, as it was for 2016.
We are supporting the following two charities at this year’s race:
Cotswold Friends is a local charity providing friendship, support and transport to older and vulnerable people in the north Cotswold community. They aim to combat loneliness and isolation with their voluntary services, which improve health and wellbeing and support independent living
Stow Disability Association (SDA) was set up in 1995 by people with disabilities for people with disabilities, no matter how minor, and their carers.
We are grateful again this year for the generous support of High Bridge Jewellers, Bourton-on-the-Water. In addition to an extensive prize list. Also to the Cotswold Sports Hall for their generous support with the provision of the race HQ.
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Our race licence number is 2017-26126.
James Cracknell OBE mixing with local runners before the race.
Bourton’s Tim Carter finished 6th in a fine time of 34:37.
Double Olympic rowing gold medalist James Cracknell OBE finished in a brilliant time of 37:07, in 24th place.
Bourton’s Chris Lomax had a good run, finishing in 44:53.
Bourton’s Steph Lane had another fine run in 40:54 ad 4th senior lady.
We are grateful to High Bridge Jewellers for kindly supporting our race again. Also to the Cotswold Sports Hall for their generous support with the provision of the race HQ.
Once again our Race Director is .