August saw Dursley runners out about on the road and trails, with some excellent results and and particularly good turn out at the Severn AC fitness run.

THE BUGATTI BEER 10K RACE

This took place on the evening of Wednesday 5th August. Neil Parry was 50th in 41.25, Graeme Hawkins 94th in 44.23, Ray Williams 129th in 46.55, Mel Williams 182nd in 49.52 and Rob Woodward 188th in 50.23. There were 372 runners. 

THE PILOT INN 4 MILE ROAD RACE

Dursley Ladies turned out in force for this race. First Dursley runner home was John Burt in 14th place in 26.06. Nikki Owen was first Dursley lady in 53rd in 31.13. closely followed by Emily Simpson 56th in 31.28, Kim Stephenson 57th in 31.35, Rachel Carter 58th in 31.39, Lucy Watkins 63rd in 32.30. John Trafford was 65th in 32.55. 

CRANHAM BOUNDARY CHASE

This 5.8 mile race, in it’s 58th year, took place on Saturday 8th August. It was won by Gloucester Steve Millward in 32.35. Kevin Jackson was 1st Dursley runner in 17th place in 39.15, Neil Parry 20th in 39.45, Ray Williams 26th in 43.35, Richard Clarke 30th in 44.35, Andy Kilby 38th in 47.15, Rob Woodward 39th in 47.21, Mel Williams 40th in 47.29, Kim Stephenson 47th in 49.25. Avril Yearsley 51st in 51.22, Lucy Wilkins 52nd in 51.30. 

STANDISH WOODLAND CHASE

This 10 mile off-road race took place on Sunday 16th August. A very testing course for the runners by all accounts.  Alec Woods of Bristol & West AC was 1st in 57.50. Kevin Jackson was again 1st Dursley runner, having a good run to finish 14th in 1.06.21. Tony Wooldridge 26th in 1.09.02 (1st V55), Dave Wood 36th in 1.11.17 and a good run from Tony Freer to finish 41st in 1.12.22. Richard Bromley 55th in  1.13.54, Chris Ashworth 75th in 1.19.00, Rebecca Topham 93rd in 1.22.44, Les Pedrick 122nd in 1.31.20.