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Bourton Hilly Half + Fun Run

19th June 2022 at 9:00AM

Congratulation go to Ben Robinson of Bristol & West AC, who was the overall race winner of the 2022 Bourton Hilly Half Marathon, finishing in a brilliant time of 1:11:33. Congratulations also go to Fiona Carter of Lonely Goat RC, leading home a strong field of women, in a stunning 1:24:22. Fiona, a LV45, was also 12th overall in the race. Thank you to everyone that supported the event, which is raising funds for the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, of which our hosts the Greystones Nature Reserve is a part.

The challenging route, which started and finished at Greystones Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water, followed a single lap course, taking in Clapton, Sherborne and Bourton.

Race timing and results are provided by LuSH race timing. 

Unfortunately, due to the logistics of the route we are no longer able to host a 10K event at the same time; however, during the half marathon we held an off-road and traffic-free family fun run that was open to everyone around the fields and paths of the nature reserve.

The race information sheet is available here, with all details of the day.

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The race HQ, start and finish was at Greystones Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2EN. The race set off through the wildlife reserve, past the Salmonsbury Camp Hillfort and across the historic site before joining on with the road at Cemetery Lane. The route takes runners through the beautiful centre and river of Bourton on the Water, before up the legendary steeps (the first of two major climbs) and eventually out towards Sherborne. As it loops back up the second major climb toward Clapton, the wonderous views continue, with the race eventually taking runners back into Bourton before re-joining Cemetery Lane for a short out and back, and back across the wildlife reserve and to the finish.

A map of the route can be viewed here, with photos of the route below. All finishers will receive a recycled, bio-degradable seed medal, and priority entry to the popular Bourton 10k in February 2023.

Being father’s day, we are working with Greystones Farm to create a family-friendly environment throughout the morning. The Salmonsbury Hill Fort will be visitable, the discovery barn open, and all the animals present and wanting to say hello.

Fun Run

We are hosting a 1.5 miles fun run, which will take place while the half marathon competitors are running. This two-lap off-road route around Greystones Farm starts and finishes in the same place at the half marathon and takes in parts of the Wildlife Walk and Timetravel Trail, passing the Salmonsbury Fort twice. The route map can be downloaded here.

The fun run is suitable for all ages and abilities, with toddlers and teenagers welcome alike. We recommend that children under 11 are accompanied by an adult (no additional cost for adult). Advance entries can be made via the RaceNation link.

All finishers will receive a biodegradable seed medal, which once worn with pride can be planted to grow wildflower. So while those mummys, daddys or friends are enjoying the half marathon, we’d encourage anyone who wants to join in the fun run to do so.

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We will be serving hot and cold drinks and cake during and after the event, and the friendly Bourton Road Runners looking to make everyone welcome.

The half marathon is part of the Gloucester AAA 2022 Road Racing Series and incorporates the Gloucestershire County Half Marathon championships. 1st prize £100 for each race with cash prizes for first three men, women and team and prizes for veteran category winners.

Congratulations to David Bell of Cirencester AC, the winner of the 2019 half marathon (1:14:34) and Shona Crombie-Hicks of Tewkesbury RC, first lady in the half marathon (1:30:13).

Check to see whether we have any photographs of you at the 2019 race finish, for you to download free of charge.

Archive information and historical results for the original Humph’ Hilly Half is still available for you to review.


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We are delighted to be sponsored by Hackings Storage & Distribution, and Zebra Architects.

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We were proud to be supporting the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust   (Registered charity in England and Wales (232580)). Bourton Roadrunners Club will contribute to the charity from the race proceeds.

Check to see whether we have any photographs of you from the 2019 race finish, for you to download free of charge.

Our Race Permit number will be confirmed shortly

Tim Carter will again be race director, and Tim is supported by Steve Hudson as race entries secretary. Tim may be contacted at and Steve at

The results are still available for the 2019 race.

Archive information and historical results for the original Humph’ Hilly Half is still available for you to review.