Festival Run a resounding success in warm conditions

Bradley Stoke 10k Festival Run

The third running of Bradley Stoke’s Festival Run, organised by Sole Sisters Running Club, took place today (Sunday 8th June) in warm and sunny conditions over a 10km course around the town’s roads and conservation area trails.

Bradley Stoke Mayor Robert Jones got the race under way at 10am from a point on Bradley Stoke Way south of the Leisure Centre. The race route first took the runners in a loop towards the south of the town before returning to the start point, from where a second loop saw the runners heading north, crossing Primrose Bridge before heading back down Bradley Stoke Way to cross the start line for a third time. The final 2km of the race then followed the Three Brooks Nature Trail, crossing Brook Way before arriving at the Jubilee Centre, where a lap of the football pitch had to be completed before crossing the finish line.

Bradley Stoke 10k Festival Run

Winner of the men’s race was Brian Penny of Team Bath AC, who completed the course in 35:20, a time more than two minutes faster than the winning time of last year’s race (when the course was slightly different).


The women’s race was won by Trinity Booth of Chipping Sodbury club Hogweed Trotters in a time of 44:09. Full results are scheduled to appear on the Sole Sisters website tomorrow (Monday).

The Journal’s photographer was on hand to record the race and we have over 200 photos in our PicasaWeb Gallery [album; slideshow].

Please contact us if you would like a free full-size copy of any of our photos. In due course, we will add captions to our photos (e.g. race number), which should make it easier to find the photos you are interested in.

If you have photos of the race and have uploaded them to the web, please let us know and we will publish your link. Alternatively, we would be happy to publish your photos in The Journal’s PicasaWeb Gallery.

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