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. 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.

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 30th November to 30th December 2021 inclusive, here.

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

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) - see Intercounties selection below
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 has arranged a standalone short-course event. It will be 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.

Social Events

We will be holding the ever-popular club relay race, starting and finishing at Guiting Manor Farm, Guiting Power, on 3rd January Bank Holiday Monday at 9am. Further details to follow shortly. Contact Alli Quinn, our new Social Secretary.

This year’ annual tinsel run will take place Tuesday 21st December; further details to follow shortly. As is traditional, members are encouraged to wear fancy dress, tinsel, lights, etc.

Club Kit

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

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

A social date for your diary:
The ever-popular BRR relay race, from Guiting Manor Farm, 3rd January 2022. Follow the link above for further information.

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.