This year’s Bourton-on-the-Water 10km race was again a fulcrum of excitement. As always, it offers an early chance to record a season’s best time over the most popular endurance distance.
The most confident and optimistic Tewkesbury runner to start would have had to been Simon Osborne; new to running this year from a Hockey and Cycling background, he was looking to improve on an excellent 44:34 minutes he ran in the Slaughters Valentine 10k. His high hopes was justified as he didn’t disappoint with an impressive 42:38.
However, it was further back in the women’s field where the headlines were being made by Carly Merriman. Her recent good form and commitment was rewarded by cutting her PB down by four minutes! Truly outstanding and places Carly amongst the club’s sharp girls with 47:30 to her name.