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 to 28th June 2024 inclusive. The schedule also includes Beyond C25K and Friday morning effort sessions.

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 -

Welfare Officer

Please note that the Club’s Welfare Officer is Janet Balinski. If you have any issues or questions of a welfare nature you can contact Janet in confidence by email at

Club Races and Events

June 2024.
22nd June 2024. BRR will be helping to organise the Chipping Norton School parkrun

23rd June 2024. BRR will be hosting a rounders match, with Running Somewhere Else, the friendly club from Cirencester, joining us. Please note that the venue has been amended to Bourton Rovers Football Club, GL54 2ED. Arrive for 2pm, with play starting at 2:30pm. The Little Shack will be open, as will the BRFC club house, for the purchase of food and dinks.

September 2024.
21st September 2024. Our famous Quiz evening, with Quizmaster John Raper. Teams of 6. Venue and time TBC.

October 2024.
13th October 2024. Fine dining at Aroma Indian Restaurant, Station Road, Bourton-on-the_Water, GL54 2AA. Table booked for 7pm. Limited places 30.

December 2024.
7th or 8th December 2024. Christmas Party and Awards ceremony. Details to follow.

17th December 2024. Tinsel Run, with prize for best costume. Meeting 6:30pm for group photos at the Leisure Centre. Off we trot at 6:45pm, around the village (approx. 3-4 miles). The last stop for group photo by the Christmas Tree in the river. Post run Christmas drinks in the Kingsbridge for the presentation of the Steve Humphries’ Trophy.

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:

The next social event will be the Rounders Match on Sunday 23rd June 2024, at Bourton Rovers Football Club ground. For further details...

A blast from the past. A group photo at Lake Bled, during a BRR trip to Slovenia, featuring Steve “Beakie” Wheeler - October 2007

A blast from the past. A group photo at Lake Bled, during a BRR trip to Slovenia, featuring Steve “Beakie” Wheeler (3rd from right), his son Jason, “Big” Mike Burton, Neil and Pauline Teague - October 2007. Click on image for a larger version.

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.