8:10pm Sunday 11th March 2012
SEVERAL Bourton Roadrunners braved tough, windy conditions with some fine results.
At the Shakespeare half marathon course, Shona Crombie- Hicks and Lucy Walmsley were first and second lady in one hour 24 minutes 16 seconds and 1.28.37 respectively. They were supported by Claire Harrison’s 1.41.42 to claim the women’s team prize.
Despite recent injury problems, Pete Scarrot ran well for 1.37.13.
In the 10-kilometre event, Susan Hunt continued her improvement with 1.49.48.
Meanwhile, Steve Edwards was made to work hard at the Heart Breaker Marathon.
Only six runners managed to break the 3.30 barrier with Edwards one of them in 3.26 as third veteran.
Roadrunners’ Dylan Williams won the South Warkwickshire Cross-country Championships at under nines level.
The ever-improving youngster qualified for the regional finals after triumphing in his latest interschool cross-country race.
Emily Williams ran well in the same event to finish 21st in the under 10s and Helenor West was 11th in the under nines.
Bourton members competed in the Primary Schools North Cotswold Cross-country Championships at Moreton Fire College in tough conditions.
The top 12 in each of the girls’ and boys’ race qualified for the Gloucestershire championships.
Felicity Darwent, the recently crowned Gloucestershire champion, dominated the girls’ race and won in great style.
Bourton’s Lucy Griffin was third, closely followed by club-mates Josephine Mutsaars in fourth, Gabby Jones in fifth, Libby Mathews in eighth, Beth Boydell in ninth and Kate Edgerton in 12th.
Isabel Kiey-Thomas managed 24th and Sophie Brown 25th.
The boys also did well with Max Pinkham reaping the rewards of hard training with a fine fourth place ahead Max Douglas in sixth.
James Gunn was 19th, Charlie Davidson 20th, Murray Douglas 26th, Daniel Bufton 43rd, Alfie Dodridge 45th, Jack Lainton 63rd and Toby Phipp 104th.
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