THE Bourton One Mile Challenge (organised annually by Norman and Ali Lane, with proceeds going to the Arthritis Trust), attracted a record 161 entrants.


Bourton Roadrunners

Bourton One Mile Challenge

There were two races: the main event attracted a large number of club runners, as it was included in the Gloucestershire county road race series and was also the county championship mile race. There was also a fun run over the same distance, which was equally hard fought.

The main race was won by Dave Roper (Cheltenham & County Harriers) in 4.30, with second and third places being taken by his club-mates, Anthony Bailey (4.37) and John Parker (4.38).

The three leading ladies were Rachel Felton (Stroud and District AC), who managed 5.11 despite falling at the start, Bourton's Shona Crombie-Hicks (5.28) and Bourton's U13 Niamh Powell (5.33).

With 54 Bourton Roadrunners taking part, it was not surprising that the club featured heavily in the prize list with age category wins and gold county medals going to Ewen Smith (MV45 5.02) , Shona Crombie-Hicks (LV40), Niamh Powell (LU13), Tony Goodwill (MV55 6.01), Dylan Williams (MU11 5.31), Niamh Shoemark (LV45 6.05), Rosie Davidson (LU15 6.26), Steph Holton (LV50 6.53) and Liz Hulcup (LV60 6.47) and Norm Lane (MV70 9.23)

Silver medals were awarded to Tom Pinkham (MU15 5.29), Helena West (LU11 6.35), Susan Hunt (LV45 6.40) and Isobel Hartley (LU13 7.51).

Bronzes went to Jake Astor (MU11 5.59), Brian Hulcup (MV60 6.19), Isobel Barnet (LU11 6.38) and Lynn Hudson (FV55 7.56)

The Wild One.

STEVE EDWARDS opted for a longer distance, completing his 641st marathon, The Wild One.

Steve had to dig deep to finish the cross country course around the Perdiswell golf course in Worcester in hot and humid conditions, finishing third and first V50 in 3:28.22.