ATHLETICS: Bourton Roadrunners triumph at Hilly 100

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ewen Smith receiving his Hilly 100 award from Chris Dry Ewen Smith receiving his Hilly 100 award from Chris Dry

Bourton Roadrunners

Cotswold Hilly 100

A TEAM of men and women from Bourton Roadrunners claimed first place in the Cotswold Hilly 100 relay race on May 17.

The popular event has a 25-year history but this is the first year when prizes have been opened to mixed teams which must have at least three women in a team of 10 who each run a 10-mile leg.

The Bourton team started out from Stratford at 6am and snaked their way through some of most challenging Cotswold hills to Chedworth and back, completing the course in 12hr 02min.

The stand-out performance was from team captain Ewen Smith who led the support team supplying water to runners throughout the blisteringly hot day before donning his shorts to run the final leg in a breathtaking 1hr 02min.

The other runners were: Rob French, Tony Goodwill, Darren Long, Lucy and Dennis Walmsley, Ian and Naimh Shoemark, Chris Dry and Ali Lane.

Kenilworth Runners won both the mens and ladies events.

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