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Chipping Norton School Parkrun - Saturday 15th January 2022

Bourton Roadrunners had selected Chipping Norton School Parkrun as the first event for this year's club race series. And it proved popular with 20 club members taking part on a freezing and foggy morning.

Tim Carter was the first member to finish and 3rd overall in a time of 20:09. Alex Pye was 5th overall in 20:50. Strong after a good race at last week’s Gloucestershire. AAA Cross Country County Championships was Derek Darby in 22:18. First club lady was Niamh Shoemark, finishing 2nd lady overall in 23:01.

Other club participants were Ian Tolfts (24:33), Tom Hill (24:59), Margaret Hollamby (26:01), Liz Hulcup (26:18 course PB), Barry O’Leary (26.28), Lorna Shawcross (26:53 course PB), Chris Dry (27:07 course PB), Claire Carroll (27:33 course PB), Graham Lane (28:24), Sharon Rees (32:22), Ali Tighe (32:41), Chris Lynch (32:42), Gillian James (32:46), Lynn Hudson (32:47), Jenny Evanson (39:33), and Louise Hamilton-Smith who was running with her daughter (44:27).

Riverside Rollick - Sunday 16th January 2022

The Riverside Rollick is a multi-terrain 10 mile event, organised by Thornbury Running Club, with 80% covering off-road conditions, featuring: trails; woodlands; bridle paths and riverbanks. Runners were advised to wear their “grippest” off-road shoes and to expect “ankle deep mud and water”.

Susan Hunt (2nd claim) was Bourton’s only representative, finishing in a respectable 1:43:08. There were 274 hardy finishers, with Mr Blobby making an appearance at this charity event, cheering on the runners on!

Other parkruns - 15th January 2022

Dallas Burston Polo Club Parkrun: Susan Hunt (2nd claim) – 26:30.



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20 Bourton Roadrunners took part in the 1st event of this year’s 6-from-10 club series, at Chipping Norton School parkrun.

2nd-claim member Susan Hunt found a race providing a suitable challenge for the weekend, at the Riverside Rollick; a 10 mile multi-terrain event.



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