Once again, the glorious Bourton-on-the Water was the scene of some sparkling performances from Tewkesbury runners.
The top girl was Natalie Jenks after notching a new 10km personal best (PB) time. Natalie has been training hard and has long desired to be quicker over the distance. On the day of the race, she was mentally and physically charged and ran a controlled pace. Her notorious lavatorial concerns were left behind and she stylishly excelled to her second outstanding performance of 2018.
Natalie, as in previous years at Bourton, found herself in a competitive group of Tewkesbury runners. This time, it was in-form Chris Duckworth who set the early pace. Chris ran to his limit from the start and bravely held on for as long as he could – his first 5k was so fast, he could have jogged the last 5k and still recorded a PB! His training recently has been impressive including a sharp 1:40 ½ marathon distance. Chris hung on to time a desirable sub 44 minute run.
Gary Duxbury divided them with his own PB as he showed his class in the competitive V60 age category.