Alex Lee held his nerve with only 100 metres to go to win Sunday’s (26 February) Bourton 10K. Lee of Cheltenham & County Harriers AC crossed the line in 32:34, only two seconds ahead of David Bell from Cirencester AC who finished in 32:36. Alastair Campbell of Stroud & District AC was third in 32:58.
Rachel Felton of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers won the women’s race in 35:11, more than two minutes ahead of second place finisher and Ironman Triathlon world champion Chrissie Wellington. The four-time champion and member of BRAT came home in 37:12 with Kate Wright of Stratford AC taking third in 37:45.
Another world champion took part in this event and turned in an equally impressive performance. The double Olympic gold medallist rower James Cracknell was amongst the field, finishing in 37:06 and 25th place overall.
The last runner finished in 1:17:11.
Over 500 runners lined up for a 10.30am start of the High Bridge Jewellers Bourton 10K in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This event is one of several organised by Bourton Roadrunners and supports two local charities, Cotswold Friends and Stow Disability Association.
Runners followed a fast, flat course that was relatively traffic-free; completing two laps of the village of Bourton, then an out-and-back section before finishing with a small lap around the village. Prize giving took place at the New Sports Hall, Cotswold School and drinks and refreshments were available to all.