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ITU Duathlon World Championships at Pontevedra, Spain – 27th April 2019

This weekend has been an exciting one in the race calendar for Bourton Roadrunners. On Saturday, Margaret Hollamby capitalised on her recent success in the Standard Distance British Duathlon Age Group Championships, by winning gold at the ITU Duathlon World Championships at Pontevedra, Spain, in the LV65 category.

Margaret completed the 10k run in 48:02, the cycle stage in 1:25:07 and the 5k run in 26:48, finishing 2 minutes faster than her nearest rival.

London Marathon – 28th April 2019

Bourton Roadrunners has a well-established tradition for its participation in the London Marathon, dating back to the early years, having produced age category winners, high-profile fancy dress entries, whilst raising substantial sums for charity. This year Bourton had five runners among the 40,000 participants.

2019 London Marathon at 11k

London Marathon male leaders at 11k - picture by john gibson
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First home for the club was Steph Holton in 3:57:43, with David Turnbull close on her heels in 3:59:25. Liz Hulcup overcame her early season injuries to achieve a good-for-age time of 4:34:11.

Next home, running for Water Aid, was Gary Holton in 4:48:30. Triathlon runner Nick Harper gave a strong performance finishing in 4:54:39.

Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon – 28th April 2019

Darren Long opted for a local marathon at Stratford -upon-Avon, the same day as the London Marathon. Darren has continued reap the benefits of his dedication to a strict training regime this year, and at the Stratford Marathon he was rewarded with a new PB of 2:53:39, finishing 6th and 1st MV45.

In the half marathon Andrew Peaston was pleased to complete the 13.1 miles in 1:39:52.

Blenheim 7k – 28th April 2019

Two of Bourton’s newer runners decided to try the Blenheim 7k race, reminding us all of the social and fun-side to running.

Running together as they do in training, Gillian James and Janice Townsend they finished in 49:31.



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Margaret Hollamby wins gold at Duathlon World Champs.

5 Bourton Roadrunners in London Marathon.

Nick Harper at 11k in London Marathon, 28th April 2019
Nick Harper at 11k in London Marathon, 28th April 2019

Darren Long 1st MV45 at Shakespeare Marathon.

Gillian and Janice take-on the Blenheim 7k.



Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.