Alcester Summer 10k – 29th May 2022
Supporting the Leamington Spa-based children’s charity Marathon Kids UK, this race started and finished in the beautiful town of Alcester.
Being a traffic-free, well marshalled event, benefitting from strong local community support, made running this race even more enjoyable for Bourton Roadrunners’ Michela Sartori. She completed the 10k in a fine time of 47:08 and is now wearing her finishers t-shirt with pride and admiring the lovely medal. As a mark of endorsement she has now also signed-up for the autumn running of the event.
Treeforest 10k, Pontypridd – 29th May 2022
Just the name of this race stirs a feeling of well-being and one to be investigated further. Organised by the Pontypridd Roadents Athletic Club, it provides a lovely undulating out-and-back route with some great scenery and fantastic marshals, taking in part of the Taff trail towards Nantgarw.
For Bourton’s second-claim member Jaq Underwood this is a relatively “local” event and having participated at the Newport parkrun the day before was in fine form. Jaq completed the course in a brilliant 49:41, and is a true inspiration for all women over 50.
Rothay, Cumbria: Libby Taylor (24:21).
Cheltenham, Pittville Park: Chris Dry (27:05).
Chipping Norton: Rob Williams (29:37)
Newport, Wales: Jaq Underwood (26:48).
Michela enjoyed Alcester Summer 10k, and will be returning for the autumn event in October.
Jaq Underwood had a strong run at the Treeforest 10k, Pontypridd.
BRR was represented in parkruns at Rothay (Cumbria), Cheltenham (Pittville Park), Chipping Norton and Newport (Wales).
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.