Bourton Roadrunners were out in force for the Cotswold Hilly 100 Relay.

The ten-stage relay event, hosted by Stratford upon Avon Athletics Club, runs through the north Cotswolds, and has been a staple in the region for over 30 years.

The relay passes through Stratford and Chedworth, among other locations.



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Each team of ten runners started their first legat 5am, and has to battle through a series of challenging hills to pass their baton on to the next team member.

The current course record was set by Massey Ferguson Running Club, who finished the route in just nine hours and 24 minutes in 1989.

Bourton had three teams participating this year, finishing the event in 12 hours and 33 minutes, 15 hours and 23 minutes, and 16 hours and 27 minutes respectively.

Steph Holton marked her 60th birthday by running the Wainwrights Coast to Coast Trail.

She was accompanied by friend Catherine Wheeler and her husband Gary Holton on the course, which is 201 miles long and features 27,423 feet of ascent.

Starting on Sunday, May 19, the custom of the course is for participants to start the route by touch the west coast sea at St Bees and picking up a pebble, which they throw back into the sea at the finishing point, Robin Hoods Bay, in the east.