Berkeley Fission 20/20 – 16th March 2019
Five Bourton Roadrunners braved the high-winds of Storm Gareth at the 20 mile Fission 20/20 road race on Saturday 16th March. Although the pretty country route was mainly flat, running was made more challenging by the windy conditions.
Steph Holton had an exceptional run finishing in 2:59:03, followed by Susan Hunt in 3:04:09. Linda Edwards (2nd claim member) achieved another PB of 5 minutes with a time of 3:12:03 and Gary Holton continues to increase his mileage in readiness for this year’s London Marathon, and was chuffed also to PB by 4 minutes to finish in 3:28:21. Neil Russell, who is still recovering from a serious cycling accident, finished well in 3:35:37.
Gloucester 20m - 17th March 2019
Bourton Roadrunner Dave Turnball was the club’s sole representative at the Gloucester 20 mile road race, the second event in the Gloucestershire County Road Race Series. Dave had a fine run, also in readiness for this year's London Marathon, finishing in 2:58:19 and 4th MV65, showing that his marathon training is paying off.
Chilli Run for London - 17th March 2019
16 club members and friends got together on Sunday morning, some still carrying tired legs from the Berkeley Fission 20/20, to help Gary Holton with his London Marathon fund-raising for Water Aid. Whilst the terrain around the Cotswold Hills of Sherborne and Clapton on the Hill was challenging, it was very enjoyable.
Club rivalries were put to one side, while the group of varying abilities enjoyed the social side of running together, while raising money at the same time. This was rounded-off nicely by a chilly-jacket lunch together.
Anyone wishing to support Gary’s fundraising may do so at www.virginmoneygiving.com/GaryHolton.
5 Bourton Roadrunners race the Berkeley 20m race, with Steph Holton leading them home in 2:59:03.
David Turnbull represented the club at the Gloucester 20, at County Series race, in readiness for London Marathon.
16 club members and friends joined Gary Holton’s fund-raising social run event, followed by a chilli and jacket lunch.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.