BOURTON Roadrunners have shown their dedication to the community by supporting two local organisations.

Proceeds from this year’s Highbridge Jewellers Bourton 10k race were presented to Cotswold Friends and the Stow Disability Association.

The ever-popular Bourton 10k took place in February with more than 500 athletes battling it out.

Celebrity runners this year included Olympic rower James Cracknell and four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington.

Bourton 10k race director Ian Shoemark said: “Club members are asked to nominate charities and we had two clear favourites this year.

“It was good that we were able to support two local good causes.”

Cheques for £1,300 were handed over to representatives of the two organisations last week at the club’s Cotswold Leisure Centre base in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Rob Humphris represented Highbridge Jewellers, with George Hill from Stow Disability Association and Sue Thomas from Cotswold Friends.

Cotswold Friends is an important service which provides friendship, support and transport to older and vulnerable people in the north Cotswold community.

The Stow Disability Association helps older and disabled people in the area through their weekly day centre activities. They also provide transport.

Both charities are based in Moreton-in-Marsh.

The annual Bourton 10k was supported by Highbridge Jewellers who provide financial backing to stage the race and donate the prizes.

Bourton Roadrunners are a thriving group who meet twice a week at Cotswold Leisure Centre in Bourton-on-the-Water.

They meet at 7pm on Tuesdays and 6.30pm on Thursdays.

Runners of all ages and ability are welcome to join the club.