Bourton Roadrunners

BOURTON Roadrunners were well-represented at the Berkeley 10k and there were some outstanding and prize-winning performances.

The annual Monday evening race is held over a flat two-lap course, with definite PB potential.

A last-minute downpour before the start cleared the air, so runners only had the blustery wind to contend with.

Dennis Walmsley finished sixth overall and first MV50 (35.23), while Ewen Smith was delighted to clock 36.57.

Next came Darren Long (38.56), Rob French (40.59) and Tony Goodwill first MV55 (41.07). Niamh Shoemark had an excellent race to finish with a PB of 41.45 and likewise Claire Harrison's 42.47 was also a PB.

Othre times: John Gibson (44.00), Brian Hulcup (44.44), Chris Dry (46.32), Liz Hulcup first FV60 (47.32) and Dave Turnbull (47.54). Bourton's ladies finished as second female team.

Brathay Windermere Marathon

THE eighth Brathay Windermere Marathon took place six days later.

Steve Edwards and Claire Harrison made the journey north to the Lake District to take part in the notoriously challenging and beautiful race. On a very warm day, Edwards was happy to record 3:14.12 for third V50 and to reach

300 sub-3:16 marathons. It was Claire Harrison's third marathon in 5 weeks, and she finished with an outstanding Windermere debut time of 3:50.37.