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 4th January to 1st February 2022 inclusive, here.

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

January.
Saturday 15th January. The next event will be Chipping Norton parkrun, plus a post run coffee at the Old Mill coffee house & bistro, 7 West Street, OX7 5LH. Please make sure that you enter with Bourton Roadrunners as your club (so that we can find your times for competition results and press releases!), and please wear a Bourton bib if you’re happy to do so; it means all of us know who we are, and it’s interesting for other people if they're interested in joining!

Sunday 23rd January. Linda Franks 5 miles (1st race in the County Series). Entry to the race is full, but there is a waiting list.

Sunday 30th January. Staverton 10 mile (2nd race in the County Series). Entry to the race is full, but there is a waiting list.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Tinsel Run before Chrismas and the annual club relay handicap held on New Year’s Bank Holiday Monday, hosted by Guiting Manor Farm, Guiting Power. Also, thanks go to everyone who supported the Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country County Championships, held at the Cotswold Farm Park 8th January, jointly-hosted by Bourton Roadrunners and North Cotswold Tri clubs. We have received some great feed-back from around the county.

February.
Saturday 12th February. Evesham parkrun, with a post-run coffee at Rachael’s Restaurant, Boat Lane, WR11 4BP.

Sunday 20th February. Backwards Run. The purpose is for all runners to aim to finish at the same time. Choose your own distance & pace. Route details nearer the date, but starting from Bourton Rovers football Club GL54 2ED. Start time 9am, but please arrive 10 minutes before. Finishing time 10:15am. Refreshments afterwards at The Little Shack. For specific breakfast requirements text Allie - 07748370059.

Sunday 27th February. Highbridge Jewellers Bourton 10k. A request for marshalls from Ian and Lorna to support our Charity 10k will be coming out soon, so please keep the date free.

Race Reports

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

Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country

30th October 2021 - Cirencester Park
12th December 2021 - Wooton Park - Cancelled
8th January 2022 - Cotswold Farm Park (County Champs) - jointly-hosted by BRR and NCTR
13th February 2022 - Pittville Park
5th or 6th March 2022 (tbc) - Old Down Estate
The reserve race will be a second course at Cirencester Park.

In addition to the Cross Country League and the County Championship events, noted above, Gloucestershire AAA held a standalone short-course event. It was held at Stroud Leisure Centre, Sunday 19th December, and hosted by Dursley Running Club.

For full details visit the Glos. AAA Cross Country  page.

Intercounties selection
Gloucestershire County can enter teams of twelve athletes in each age group, with eight athletes to run of which four will score, except for Senior Men and Senior Women, where fifteen can be entered, with nine to run and six to score. The first 8 (10 for seniors) in each race with 4 (5 for seniors) places left for those who can't race. Athletes who do not race in the Glos. AAA CC Championships but who wish to be considered for selection should email gloucestershireaaa@athletics4u.co.uk by the date of the Glos. AAA Championship stating that they wish to be considered for selection, giving this season’s results and a reason for not competing in the GAAA Championship. Selection will be notified by email by January 24th.

On the road with Neil Russell

During the year 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:
The first event in this year’s 6-from-10 competition takes place Saturday 15th January, at Chipping Norton parkrun, plus a post run coffee at the Old Mill coffee house & bistro, 7 West Street, OX7 5LH.

Check-out the social events below, which Alli Quinn, our Social Secretary, has put together for January and February.

Join us for a monthly parkrun. Chipping Norton School is the first of these - 15th January.

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.

Charity donation to Headspace:
BRR would like to thank the generosity and professionalism of Cotswold First Aid, who freely provided their time recently to train a number of our members in a range of first skills, with a further course planned. In return, the club is proud to have made a donation to Cotswold First Aid’s nominated charity – Headspace – and wish to draw your attention to its brilliant work.

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.