Jersey joy for Bourton's Shona while club-mates also thrive

A HOST of Bourton Roadrunners members enjoyed success at the challenging Rotary Blenheim 10-kilometre race.

Shona Crombie-Hicks, just a week after triumphing at the Jersey Marathon, continued her winning streak, finishing first woman and 10th overall in 39 minutes eight seconds.

Darren Long was an impressive 13th in 39.38, while Steph Lane stormed to second woman position in 41.52.

Rob Humphris had a good solid run in 45.35 as did Brian Hulcup with 46.14.

Steph Holton cruised to first women’s veteran 45 in 48.09, closely followed by Susan Hunt with a personal best of 48.19 to make up the winning ladies’ team.

The steadily-improving Chris Dry finished in 48.38, while Liz Hulcup scooped the women’s veteran 55 prize in 50.08 and Norm Lane ran a strong 52.07.

Shirley Creed clocked 53.35, newcomer Ruben Torres 54.34, Lynn Hudson 55.12, Gary Holton one-hour two minutes and 10km debutant Pam Parton 1.04.

Roadrunners also tackled the Stroud Half-marathon with superb results.

In a field of over 1,100 runners, Crombie-Hicks was eighth lady and first veteran 40 in 1.21.27.

Steph Lane recorded 1.29.35 and Claire Harrison set a personal best of 1.31.14 as Bourton were second in the ladies’ team prize.

Long was the first Bourton man home and 10th male in the race in 1.24.11 and Nigel Frith managed a pb of 1.31.30.

Humphris finished in 1.37.35 and Andy McCoombes was three minutes quicker than in the previous week’s Cardiff Half-marathon with 1.38.20.

Holton was next in, smashing her pb by seven minutes with 1.41.23, chased by Dry in 1.43.06 in a first half-marathon.

Hunt knocked five minutes off her pb in 1.44.58 with David Pyne continuing his steady improvement with 1.46.01 and Liz Hulcup running 1.46.17 for third veteran 60. Roger Woodley finished his 100th half-marathon in 1.47.17, accompanied by John Gibson and Brian Hulcup.

Ed Rozier finished in 1.54.37, Creed 1.58.43 and Hudson 1.59.10.

Bourton’s Steve Edwards is now just two marathons short of his target of 500 sub- 3.30 marathons, having completed Leicester and also Abingdon.

He will now head to Preston on Sunday and Milton Keynes on November 11.

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