EACH year, Thornbury Running Club pays tribute to Steve Jones, who tragically died in 2004 running in a local 5k race for the club.

One of his favoured courses was the Oldbury Power 10 miler, so Thornbury RC members compete amongst themselves in the Steve Jones Memorial Race on the same course.

This year’s race took place on Sunday and final positions were determined by the same handicap system used by parkrun, which takes into consideration age and gender to give an overall score.

Nick Williams had the fastest time with a swift one hour 1:40mins which gave him a 71.49 per cent score.

However, Nick Langridge’s time of one hour 12:42mins resulted in an age-graded score of 77.74 per cent, which was the clear winner.

Others results on the day were Andrew Darton (70.42 per cent), who bounced back well after suffering from stomach issues at Cardiff Half Marathon last weekend, Jo Plumbley (67.94 per cent), Chris Foley (67.79 per cent), Moray Sloan (66.27 per cent), Hugh McPherson (65.39 per cent), Kevin Arnold (59.69 per cent), Steve Dimond (58.97 per cent), Sonya Bryson (58.6 per cent), Jim Williams (52.9 per cent), David Flemington (51.5 per cent) and John Francksen (48.05 per cent).

Suzy Cundy and Cathy Watkins both graduated from the Thornbury RC beginner’s course to running their first marathon at the weekend.

Alongside the more experienced racer, Angela Bushell, they travelled to the South Coast for the Bournemouth Marathon on Sunday.

Angela was first Thornbury runner in four hours 22:59mins, followed by Suzy in five hours 28:19mins and Cathy in five hours 43:45mins.

Racing in her second ultra-marathon of the year, Ros Rowland ventured to the Gower peninsula for the ‘Gower Ultra 50’ on Saturday.

This off-road 50-mile race involved self-navigating the course along large sections of the coastal path, up and down into several bays and across leg-sapping beaches.

In wet and muddy conditions, Ros used all her knowledge of these gruelling events to finish 50th out of 147 runners in a time of 12 hours 14:51mins.

Maite Roche took part in The Mendip Muddle on Sunday, a hilly 12-mile off road race through the Mendip Hills.

The race director is a keen observer of the local ancient history, as aside from the challenging terrain, the runners passed by Roman lead mines, Iron Age forts and ancient burial mounds.

Maite is targeting a marathon next year and this race will have served as great preparation. She completed the Muddle in two hours 25:01mins in 201st place.

There were four results at Chipping Sodbury parkrun. Kevin Wood ran 23:05mins, followed by Kevin Wood in 30:56 mins and Rachael Underwood 31:17mins and Sean Underwood 39:46mins.