THE Gloucestershire County Championships took place at Old Down Country Park, near Bristol.

Although numbers were down on the previous year, with several members missing the race through illness, Bourton Roadrunner Juniors still did very well.

Abigail Barnett was the sole runner in the U11 girls and ran a well, paced race for 16th place. Michael Astor keeps getting better and better with another superb run for 6th place in the U11 boys.

Kian Dee produced another strong run for 11th and was well supported by Edward Jones in 29th , bringing the U11 boys team home in 3rd place and a well deserved bronze medal.

Despite still suffering the after effects of a cold, Kaya Dee destroyed the field behind her in the U13 girls showing her class with her sister Taya finishing strongly with another, very impressive run in 2nd. They were supported by Isabel Dennett who is getting better with each race in 24th place, securing 3rd team place overall and Olivia McMorris ran bravely, finishing the race despite feeling unwell in 26th place.

Helena West showed all her experience with a strong showing in the U15 girls for 12th place and Isobel Barnett was running well until a recurring injury forced her to retire from the race.

Jake Astor has improved massively from last year and ran his best race to date with an excellent 7th place with Harvey Sawyer also improving on the previous year in 13th place in the U15 boys.

Emily Field and Gabby Jones both ran well in the U17 girls managing 6th and 8th place respectively. Robbie Hughes also did well for his first County Champ’s running strongly for 11th place in the U17 boys.