It's been an eventful couple of months for runners at Bourton Juniors, with some fantastic result.

Here is a round up of all the action.

Fairford Festival 2019, 3km Family Fun & 10k - Sunday 9th June 2019.

The Fairford 3km Fun Run and 10k was again part of the Bourton Roadrunner’s Race Champ Competition and was well supported with many runners filling the top half of the field writes Richard Bufton.

A total of 168 runners took part in the Fun Run which was a record turnout.

Barney Hall had one of his best races to date winning the overall race for first place as did Jonathan Cook for third well up on his 19th place last year. Emily Field was first lady home in fourth place.

Young Lucas Hartley moved up three places from last year for fifth overall and third U13 boy. George Quli did well equalling his seventh place from last year despite missing a great deal of training over the past few months.

Brother’s Arthur and Peter Fletcher ran well with Arthur just pipping Peter at the finish for eighth and ninth respectively. Ned Harrison also moved up two places for 11th.

Rueben Long-Field, Theo Birch, Alfie Sansom, Maite Capper and Freddy Sansom all put in very good performances finishing in the top twenty in 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th and 20th respectively with Maite third U13 girl. Heidi Mundinano put in a strong run for 22nd and third 13 years and over girl.

Edward Jones 26th, Wilf Harrison 27th , William Chalmers 33rd, Eva Scates 34, Arlen Hartley 40th and Bella Harrison 45th all finished in the top 50 with Bella improving from 59th last year.

Our youngest runners did extremely well finishing in the top 100 with Pippa Krzywiec putting in a great performance for 52nd, up from 76th last year, Imogen Long-Field 74th, Eleanor Jones 79th, Chloe Krzywiec 88th and Daniel Bett 96th.

Jake Astor has just recently moved up to 10k and did extremely well for 23rd overall, breaking 40 minutes for this first time in 39:22.

Northleach 3k Fun Run & 10k

The Northleach 3K Fun Run was again well supported by Bourton Roadrunner Juniors and for the first time, one of our older junior runners competed in the 10k. The event took place on Sunday 19th May in good, dry conditions and the undulating, multi-terrain course was very demanding with some tough hilly sections, one in particular, for the 3k course, although the course finishes with a long downhill section.

Kiya Dee was our first runner home in first place moving up from second last year, 14 seconds quicker than last year. Sister Taya Dee also had an excellent run for third also moving up one place and taking off over 25 seconds from the previous year. Not to be outdone by his older sisters Kian moved up two places for fifth but more impressively took nearly a minute of his time the year below.

Kian was closely followed by Jonathan Cook, Peter Fletcher, Lucas Hartley and Arthur Fletcher in 6, 7th, 8th and 9th place respectively with impressive performances in 13:04, 13:14, 13:22 and 13:41 Lucas improved his time by 9 seconds.

Reuben Long-Field who has only recently joined the club did really well for 12th place in 13:56 and Alfie Sanson has made huge strides since he joined the club for 13th in 14:01.

Maite Capper has just recently returned from injury and did extremely well taking off almost a minute from the previous year in 14:21 for 14th overall.

Edward Jones ran strongly for 17th in 14:52 and Freddy Sanson, like his brother has really impressed over recent months with an excellent 20th place for 15:01.

William Chalmers was another runner making huge improvements from the previous year, taking 50 seconds off his time the year before in 15:13 for 21st place.

Eva Scates has only just started competing in races and again did well for 26th overall in 16:08.

Emilia Poole has certainly benefited by joining BRR Juniors as her time from last year has improved by an extremely impressive time of over four minutes.

Arlen Hartley and Charlie Gauld both put in strong runs for 29th and 31st in 16:21 and 16:32. Emilia’s sister Olivia also had a super run compared to the previous year for 17:03 nearly three minutes quicker.

George Gibson was competing in his first race after only just recently joining the club and did well for 43rd over halfway up the field in 17:48. Several of our youngest runners also competed and did extremely well, with Chloe Krzywiec 46th in 18:13, Lucinda Hobbs 48th in 18:14 and Pippa Krzywiec 52nd 18:59, impressive for a year three.

Eleanor Jones who is also a year three improved her time by nearly five minutes for 54th and 19:46.

A massive improvement. Daniel Bett and Imogen Long-Field have also just started competing in races and Imogen has only just started training with the club so 64th (20:35) and 80th (23:03) place were very respectable and pretty sure to see even greater times if they compete next year. 94 runners completed the Race.

Jake Astor took part as a BRR in his first 10k race and did extremely well on such a tough course as it was very hilly with several off-road sections. He finished in an excellent 5th place in 43:48, a very respectable time on this challenging course.