Hundreds take part in Bradley Stoke 10k over amended route

Photo of runners in a race.
Runners pass through the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, about 1.5km into the race.

A field of 484 competitors took part in this year’s Bradley Stoke 10k Run held on Sunday 9th June 2024 as part of the annual Community Festival.

Weather conditions were ideal for the runners, with sunny intervals and an air temperature of just 16 degrees – unusually cool for the time of year.

Some slight changes to the race route were introduced this year in order to reduce the number of road crossings and improve safety for competitors.

Kitchen & Laundry Appliance Care, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Instead of running down Brook Way from the start at the Jubilee Centre, runners headed down the footpath parallel to Braydon Avenue (which, as in previous years, also formed the final 1km of the route). The amended route also took runners around Webbs Wood Road and took a sharp left-turn off Bradley Stoke Way to re-enter the nature reserve after passing over Stoke Brook Bridge.

The winners of the men’s and women’s categories both registered exceptional times, faster than any recorded in the race for their respective categories since at least 2010, according to the Journal’s records.

Victory in the men’s race went to Marcus Dunsford (Bristol & West AC) in a time of 32:41, well clear of second man Shaun Hudson (Bristol & West AC, 37:21) who came just ahead of Nick Tuftnell (Bristol & West AC, 37:26).

Photo of a male runner approaching the finish of a race.
2024 Bradley Stoke 10k Run: Marcus Dunsford (1st place male).

First home in the women’s race, and an impressive second overall, was Freya Bradley (Westbury Harriers) in a time of 35:18 – almost 5 minutes faster than her time in 2023. The second woman to finish was Bradley Stoke 10k regular Jessie Sanzo (Bristol & West AC, 38:03) followed by BSCS Primary Phase headteacher Kelly Dicks (Great Western Runners, 40:30) in third.

Photo of a female runner approaching the finish of a race.
2024 Bradley Stoke 10k Run: Freya Bradley (1st place female).

Freya Bradley’s performance also secured the special prize for the top-finishing Bradley Stoke resident.

The Bradley Stoke 10k Run is organised by local ladies-only running club Sole Sisters, which caters for all abilities, from beginner through to experienced runner. The club holds regular club runs from a variety of local venues and puts on a six-week beginners’ course three times a year.


A statement on the Bradley Stoke 10k 2024 Facebook page, published by Sole Sisters, reads:

“Well done to everyone who took part in the Bradley Stoke 10km 2024! We hope you like the t-shirt colour!”

“Thank you to all our fantastic volunteers who worked so hard to put this event on.”

More information: Full race results (DB Max)

Related link: Bradley Stoke 10k Run (The Journal)

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Race photos

Bradley Stoke Journal

Links  to images from other providers, including Roly’s Free Pic’s, can be found on our Bradley Stoke 10k Run information page.

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