Fladbury 5 miles – 5th January 2020
This was the first race of the new decade for 4 Bourton Roadrunners. The Fladbury 5 mile, a multi terrain course, along the banks of the River Avon, through Fladbury Village and Lower Moor, Worcestershire. It was wet, with mud sticking to the shoes like glue. This event, hosted by The Friends of Fladbury, is a fund-raiser, with half of the proceeds goes to local charities and half to a nominated charity, which this year was Alzheimer’s.
The first BRR to finish was Steph Holton in 49:13, 2nd LV55, who also won a spot prize. Susan Hunt followed in 51:23 and close behind was Gary Holton in 52:48. Finally, Sharon Rees, who was running with her son finished in 61:23.
No medals or technical tee’s for this race, but a vine of cherry tomatoes from the greenhouses at the venue and a pair of souvenir socks.
Gloucestershire AAA Cross-Country County Champs – Rencomb College – 4th January 2020
Bourton Roadrunners’ juniors were out in force, as usual, for this prestigious County running event. In addition to many fine personal performances, including Michael Astor (1st MU11) and Olivia Roddick (2nd LU11), Bourton secured County team medals with 1st (and 4th) Men Under-13, 2nd Men Under-11 and 3rd Ladies Under-11.
In the senior categories Darren Long was Bourton’s sole man representative, who found himself in a very competitive race and age category, calling upon all his experience at the end of a successful race racing season, finishing in a very respectable 44:26 over the tough course.
Bourton’s ladies were represented by Margaret Hollamby, who for won the LV65 gold medal, and Diana Dee who had a brilliant race to win LV50 bronze. Congratulations to both of them.
Steph Holton 2nd LV55 at Fladbury 5.
Steph was joined at Fladbury by husband Gary Holton, Susan Hunt and Sharon Rees.
Darren Long, Diana Dee and Margaret Hollamby all represented the club at the County Cross-Country Championships, with Margaret and Dee winning medals.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.