Welcome to Bourton Roadrunners Website

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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. It also provides access to a number of club archives, including a collection of photographs and statistical information about this successful, yet friendly, Cotswold-based running club. For full details visit the Club Competitions page.

On the road with Neil Russell

Distance running legends David Bedford, Dave Moorcroft and Peter Elliott have all backed Neil Russell’s John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) quest, with a couple of video support messages. Catch these and the latest information on our dedicated JOGLE page.

After several months of gruelling training, Neil is fast-approaching the start of his epic journey; running from John O’Groats to Land’s End for Parkinson’s UK. As part of his preparation Neil has prepared a wonderful podcast   in conjunction with the talented comedian Rob Deering, during a training session in London’s Royal Parks. Please take some time to listen to the podcast,   to gain some insight into Neil’s motivation and what’s involved in taking on this 900 mile challenge.

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.

Race Reports

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

Social Events

In normal times the club holds a variety of social events throughout the year. We are still doing social runs and will try to arrange other things when allowed to do so. Watch this space!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2019 annual dinner and prize-giving evening, at the Duke of Wellington, Bourton-on-the-Water.

Margaret Hollamby receiving Age Related trophy 7-12-2019 Liz Hulcup receiving Most-Improved Age Related trophy 7-12-2019 Neil Russell receiving Dennis Abbotts trophy 7-12-2019 Bourton Roadrunners dinner 7-12-2019 Bourton Roadrunners dinner 7-12-2019 Bourton Roadrunners dinner 7-12-2019

The annual tinsel run took place Thursday 19th December, from the Bourton Leisure Centre, at 6:30pm. As is traditional, members wore Christmas tinsel, lights and fancy dress. We gathered afterwards at the Kings Bridge for a social meet, including announcement of the 2019’s winner of the Steve Humphries award, which went to Susan Hunt.

Other Races

The schedule for the Gloucestershire AAA 2020 season has been suspended, due to the Covid crisis.

Club Kit

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

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

On the road with Neil Russell:
Keep an eye on Neil’s John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) epic journey, including celebrity support messages.

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.

Following restructuring of the Bourton Roadrunners site, this page, which still being populated, will incorporate the former Club Competitions page. It will also provide links to a number of archive items previously available.

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.