Tewkesbury Guy Fawkes 5 miles – 7th November 2021
On Sunday Tewkesbury Running Club hosted the last event of this year’s Gloucestershire AAA Road Race Series, with their Guy Fawkes 5 miler. Bourton Roadrunners had 18 members taking part at this ever-popular race, on a bright yet cool morning, over a largely flat course on country lanes.
First finisher for the club was Ian Tolfts in a cracking time of 37:45, while Liz Hulcup was Bourton’s first lady in 41:47 (1st LV65). Next to finish was Gill Carrick who had a good race, completing in 42:44 (LV60).
There were strong performances across the spectrum of Bourton’s runners, with a number of members choosing to run in small groups assisting each other around the course, with Tom Knight (44:51), Claire Carroll (45:09), Louise Hamilton-Smith (45:41), Cathryn Nesbitt (46:52), Janice Townsend (49:03), Annie Oliver (49:03), Tom Hill (49:06), Allie Quinn (49:09), Pam Robb (49:12), Lynn Hudson (49:36), Jeanette Brew (57:58), Nicky Patterson (58:18), Chris Lynch (58:19), Coral Feenen-Hill (61:46) and Shirley Creed (61:47).
Reading Half Marathon – 7th November 2021
The Reading half marathon is one of the largest road race events held in Britain, having first been held in 1983. With the 2020 race having been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the 2018 event cancelled due to heavy over-night snow, entries for this year’s race were hotly sought after, with elite and fancy dress runners alike lining up near the Madejski stadium.
Bourton’s in-form Maxine Emes, a local doctor, having had a fine run last weekend at the Gloucestershire AAA cross-country in Cirencester Park, joined the elite runners and completed the 13.1 mile course in 1:42:49, which finished at the halfway line in the Madejski stadium.
Broadway Tower Marathon 7th November 2021
This race started at Broadway and quickly climbed-up to the Broadway Tower, then crossed to Winchcombe, past Sudeley Castle and followed the escarpment before finishing back at Broadway. With a limit of 130 runners and a cut-off time of 7 hours, Susan Hunt (2nd claim) completed the gruelling course in 5:29:54 with an elevation gain of 3,040 feet.
Chipping Norton: Derek Darby – 25:07, Kate Price (2nd claim) 53:41.
Coventry: Susan Hunt (2nd claim) - 26:16.
Cheltenham: Chris Dry – 26:51.
Newport: Jaq Underwood (2nd claim) – 23:18.
Bourton Roadrunners were out in force at the Tewkesbury RC Guy Fawkes 5 18 hardy members running.
Ian Tolfts was 1st BRR runner at Tewkesbury 5 (37:45), with Liz Hulcup (1st LV65 41:47) and Gill Carrick (LV60 42:44).
Susan Hunt took-on the challenge of the tough Broadway Tower Marathon, having warmed-up at the Coventry parkrun the day before.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.