Welcome to Bourton Roadrunners Website

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire -

Bourton Roadrunners’ Club Members’ Area

Bourton Roadrunners’ Club Library provides access to the club’s race competions, including its own race series, an age-related competition and the Gloucestershire AAA Road Races Series. For full details visit the Club Competitions page.

Training Schedule and Run Routes

Download a copy of the schedule of routes used for Tuesday and Thursday club sessions, and the efforts plan, for the period 2nd November to 29th December 2023 inclusive. The schedule also includes the effort sessions planned for Friday mornings at 9am will.

Maps of the routes we use are on our Training Routes page. They are grouped by terrain and approximate distance

Club Kit

We have a few new additions to our Club Kit   obtained via the Sliick Store; check-out the range. We also hold a stock of club vests and a few ‘old’ items (available in return for a small donation) in a locker at the leisure centre. If you wish to view, try or buy please contact one of the key holders below:

Club Secretary -
Membership Secretary -
Club Treasurer -

Club Races and Events

November 2023.
Thursday 16th November. The previously advertised session at Far Peak Climbing, Northleach, has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

December 2023.
Saturday 2nd December. Ceilidh and awards presentation. 7pm-10.30pm at the Royal British Hall, Bourton. Casual dress, ceilidh, curry and dessert. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Runners, families and friends welcome. The cost is £20 per person and RSVP to Allie Quinn by 25th November (07748 370 059). Please use the Bourton Roadrunners secure online store  for payment.

Sunday 17th December. Mince Pie Run. 9am start from Bourton Leisure centre.

Tuesday 19th December. Tinsel Run, with optional fancy dress. 6.45pm start from Bourton Leisure centre. Followed by Drinks at the Kingsbridge.

TBC 31st December. New Year’s Eve Social Relay.

Race Reports

Catch up on our recent race reports and the back-library of reports.

Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country

The dates and venues for the Gloucestershire Cross Country League 2023/24 season have been published and are:
Round 1 - Saturday 4th November 2023 - Cirencester Park (Cirencester AC)
Round 2 - Sunday 4th December 2023 - Bath University (Team Bath)
Round 3 - Saturday 6th January 2024 - Cotswold Farm Park (Bourton Roadrunners/NCTR)
Round 4 - Saturday 17th February 2024 - Pittville Park, Cheltenham (Cheltenham & County Harriers).

For full details, including Rules, Eligibility, and a link to the online entry system, please visit the Glos. AAA Cross Country  website page.

Cross Country County Championships
With the continuing lack of suitable venues, Gloucestershire AAA will be holding the championships within a league fixture. As a similar situation exists in the AAA’s of Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset, who provide many of our league runners, their championships will also be run within the same league fixture. Therefore, keep an eye out (following the same link above) to establish the precise details for this event.

On the road with Neil Russell - 2021

During 2021 Neil Russell completed an astonishing 948 mile run, from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 36 days. Get some sense of what was involved by reading the JOGLE page or read the detailed run report and photos. Distance running legends David Bedford, Dave Moorcroft and Peter Elliott all gave their backing to Neil Russell’s John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) quest, with a couple of video support messages.

Photo Library

The Photo Library has been transferred to the Club Archive, page although are a few more photos within recent race reports.

We are collating the data to enable us to build a member-focused library, recording club records, competition winners and a 'hall of fame', recording the many representative honours that club members have achieved since the club was formed. At the time of writing we are trying to locate the official record book.

External Publications

Take a look at England Althletics’ eNews   keep in touch with the latest information.

Take a look at Althletics Weekly’s  website.

Highlights

Social dates for your diary:

Check-out the social events below, which Alli Quinn, our Social Secretary, has put together for the remainder of the year.

The next social event is the Ceilidh and awards presentation, to be held 7pm-10.30pm at the Royal British Hall, Bourton. For further details....

Ceilidh and awards presentation. 7pm-10.30pm at the Royal British Hall, Bourton

 

Download a copy of the 2023 edition of the club Members Pack.

Check-out the club’s race series and the County’s race series.

Training Route Maps:
We have added a series of maps, showing the routes used for our training sessions. These will aid members in understanding the routes that we use by rotation. These are stored on a new Training Routes page, and are grouped by terrain and approximate distance.

Club Competitions:
Club Race Series competition;
Age Related competition;
Gloucestershire AAA Road Race Series.
For deatils visit our Club Competitions page.

Catch up on our recent race reports and the back-library of reports, including a special report featuring Claud the Caterpillar at the 1986 London Marathon.

We have a few new additions to our Club Kit    range check-out the range.

We have recently added two new photos to the photo library, featuring a young Richard Bufton and veteran member Dennis Abbots at the 1998 Bourton 15, kindly supplied by Robin Macdonald. Richard was only 6 seconds behind UK international Steve Brace.