Another record field for the Bradley Stoke 10k

Winner Matt Hooper (Bitton Road Runners) crosses the line in 34:37. Women's race winner Jenny Jagger (Bristol & West AC) crosses the line in 37:42.

A record field of 475 contested today’s Bradley Stoke 10k Run in drizzly weather on the final day of the 2012 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

The new Bradley Stoke Mayor Cllr Charlotte Walker sounded the horn to get the race underway from the Jubilee Centre at 9:30am, sending the contestants off on a six-and-a-quarter mile route along the roads and tracks of the town.

Victory in the men’s race went to Matt Hooper (Bitton Road Runners), in a time of 34:37, well clear of James Shorney (35:55), who outsprinted last year’s winner Peter Morton (35:56) to claim second.

First home in the women’s race, and a very impressive fifth overall, was Jenny Jagger (Bristol & West AC), nearly two minutes ahead of last year’s winner Elizabeth Smith (39:30) with Helen Newberry (41:44) in third.

James Shorney also won the prize for the best placed Bradley Stoke resident, with Sue Thorndyke (45:28) best local woman.

Special awards were given to Ted Wiffill (oldest competitor), who completed the course in 71:18, and two contestants from Bradley Stoke’s twin town of Champs-sur-Marne (France).

More info: Full race result (DB Max)

The Journal’s photos of the 2012 Bradley Stoke 10k

Our Photo Story gallery shows a summary of the race in 59 pictures.

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A big thank you to Owen and Ryan for helping with the photos.

A tightly bunched group of finishers in the Bradley Stoke 10k Run 2012.

Photo: Bunch finish at the 2012 Bradley Stoke 10k.

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