SUNDAY saw the Cotswolds Trail Event comprising of a full, half and quarter marathon distances.

The event always seems to be held in hot conditions, this year no exception and with a significant amount of elevation the event is extremely challenging.

There were many fantastic runs by Dursley Running Club athletes. The club did well in the placings.

Hannah Brooks was third senior woman in the marathon with Matthew Read and Louse Rummer-Dowling in the top ten of senior males, Shona Darley fifth F35 and Steve Watson ninth M40.

Jon Tudor completed the event is just over five-and-a-half hours and all in a good cause, raising money for the Willow Trust.

In the half, Dan Anderson was second overall, Tony Wooldridge and Alice Lewis both first in their categories with Jackie Creed and Paul Lewington second in theirs.

Charlie Taylor was the sole DRC competitor in “quarter marathon, coming home in just under 97 minutes.

Marathon Results: Matthew Read, 04:25:19, 13th , (4th SenM); Steve Watson, 04:28:45, 15th , (9th M40); Louis Rummer-Dowling, 04:43:38, 31st , (9th SenM); Jon Tudor, 05:31:37, 52nd , (16th SenM); Hannah Brooks, 05:43:21, 64th , (3rd SenW); Andy Hara, 05:43:30, 66th , (21st SenM); Shona, Darley , 05:46:16, 68th , (5th F35);

Half Results: Dan Anderson , 01:36:25, 2nd, (2nd SenM); Tony Wooldridge , 01:58:27, 17th, (1st M60); Alice Lewis, 02:15:25, 53rd, (1st F55); Jackie Creed, 02:17:03, 59th, (2nd F45); Mouse Clutterbuck , 02:18:50, 68th, (7th M50); Paul Lewington , 02:32:57, 105th, (2nd M60); Annie Harris, 02:35:28, 113th, (15th F35); Carolyn Thraves , 03:04:01, 164th, (26th F35); Julie Frogatt, 03:07:17, 168th, (18th F45); Janet Matthews, 03:44:31, 177th, (31st F35); Karen Eadon, 03:44:31, 178th, (21st F45); Samantha Hill , 03:44:31, 179th, (32nd F35);

Ian Cole completed the Gatwick International Half Marathon in 02:07:0 and Michelle Ball Tewkesbury in 02:10:49, 469th (47th F40).

There was another great turnout for DRC at the Great Bristol 10K.

Mark Sprigings led the DRC team home in just over forty minutes, on a day not conducive to running PBs.

Lise Hindshaw was first DRC woman in with a flurry of finishers behind her. Rach Goatman ran a personal best with a number of runners including Cath Hall completing their first ever 10K.

Results: Mark Sprigings, 40:52; Darren Kitchin, 48:42;Lisa Hindshaw, 52:20; Lisa Young, 53:04; Jacky Gilmour , 55:13; Kris Rymer , 56:52; Julie Gowing ,56:53; Nicki Cowle , 01:00:51; Sue Carter , 01:01:17; Rachael Goatman , 01:01:21; Pete Bennetts, 01:01:39; Emma Keating , 01:02:46; Dominique Pemberton , 01:02:46; Sara Newall , 01:03:02; Amanda Hensman , 01:05:44; Becky Whatling , 01:12:09; Angie Sinton , 01:13:03; Tania Honey , 01:17:51; Cath Griffiths , 01:22:47; Jennifer Wilkins, 01:24:49; Cath Hall, 01:28:36; Emily Harding 01:28:37.

James Price was at the Maverick Innov-8 Dorset event on Saturday. He completed the short course of 9km in 39:22 winning the event, 16 seconds in front of the second-place runner.

Also on Saturday, 33 DRC members completed a parkrun, thirteen were to be found at Cirencester helping Steve Barnes celebrate his 100th parkrun.

Tom Smith led the team home at Cirencester recording DRC’s fastest parkrun of the week, 18:33, a head of Matt Rogers 19:18 at Wotton.

There were PBs galore at Kingsway with DRC led home by Luke Davis (JM11-14) in 20:47, just under a 70 per cent age grading, with Graeme Hawkins second home for DRC in the VM70-74 category in 21:47 and a 80.9 per cent AG.

These two front runners were joined by another four DRC runners achieving bests Nicki Squire, Joseph Dunn (JM10), Annette Heylings and Vicci Phillips, Heylings achieving her highest ever age grading.

Two DRC athletes attended the Gloucestershire AAA Track and Field Championships Day Two on Sunday.

Freddie Turner and Dave Durden. Turner running the 200 metres, Durden ran the 400 and 1500. Turner walked away with silver in his age category, with Durden taking away two golds in his age category.