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.
- Runners cross the start line (91 pictures)
- Runners on Bradley Stoke Way (45 pictures by Owen G. Richards)
- Runners at Manor Farm Roundabout (69 pictures by Ryan Smith)
- Runners approach the finish line (413 pictures; includes most sub-70 minute finishers)
A big thank you to Owen and Ryan for helping with the photos.
Photo: Bunch finish at the 2012 Bradley Stoke 10k.
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