Team Bath Athletic Club

Cotswold Way Relay

 

2007 Results

Our event was again admirably supported by a broad community of active participants and contributors. 63 teams held heads high against torrential forecasts, greeted by a mere persistent drizzle. The manager in the bar at the Rugby Club commented to me afterwards that they were unsure whether we were going to show – “surely the event would be cancelled owing to rain”? What little she knew of the resilience of the runner.

Team captains successfully lead their teams to the line, and I express the organisers’ thanks to them for their persistence in accommodating all the complexities of getting their teams together.

Water stations were provided down the route by our guest clubs, which provide a very necessary contribution. On the day, perhaps they solved the Ancient Mariner’s conundrum of ‘Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink’. Our thanks again to them.

2007 Overall Team Results

Two category titles were successfully defended, with Team Bath retaining the Senior Men, and Halesowen retaining the Vets. The latter category was won by the narrowest margin ever – a mere 8 seconds, with the ‘Chippenham Vets’ knowing that a mere 1 second improvement per stage would have sealed their return to glory last seen in 2004. Both Halesowen and Bath have held their categories for three consecutive years.

Our apologies to Halesowen regarding the Simon Harwood Memorial Trophy. In 2006 it was not presented as it was not yet made. In 2007 it was not presented as it became ‘unmade’.

In the Senior Men’s category, Stroud’s team 36 fielded a tremendous line-up, falling short of Bath by only 9 minutes. Stroud recorded a top 5 position in 7 stages, top 10 in 9 stages, and were well on track for victory. The statement “getting lost is part of the spirit of the event” came true and navigational issues impacted an outstanding run on one stage. Congratulations on an ‘honorary victory’!

The Ladies’ category returned home to Alison Vuagniaux’s team in the 3rd fastest ladies time down the course.

We are delighted to welcome the return of Cheltenham to the winner’s enclosure, switching from last year’s triumph in the Ladies to field a robust Mixed team, winning the category by 35 minutes.

Full Overall Results Listing

A complete breakdown of the results by Category and by Stage follows.

 

2007 Stage Records

The following runners broke stage records:

Stage

Sex

Time

Runner

Club

Margin

2

Female

01:33:30

Laura Kent

Cheltenham Harriers

2 mins 24 secs

5

Male

01:10:40

Clive Bromhall

Thornbury

1 min 42 secs

Full Stage Record Listing

 

2007 Results by Category

 

Ladies

Pos

Team No

Time

Team

Club

1st

41

14:44:32

Bath Ladies A

Team Bath AC

2nd

2

16:07:03

Chippenham Ladies

Chippenham Harriers

3rd

55

16:35:15

Hogweed Ladies

Hogweed Trotters


2007 Full Ladies Result Listing

 

Mixed

Pos

Team No

Time

Team

Club

1st

33

13:04:53

Cheltenham Mixed A

Cheltenham Harriers

2nd

59

13:39:20

Clueless in the Cotswolds

Bitton Road Runners

3rd

27

13:45:03

Wells Mixed

Wells City Harriers


2007 Full Mixed Result Listing

 

Veterans

Pos

Team No

Time

Team

Club

1st

35

13:02:50

Halesowen Vets

Halesowen A&CC

2nd

5

13:02:58

Chippenham Vets

Chippenham Harriers

3rd

16

14:40:43

Pewsey Vale Pride

Pewsey Vale RC


2007 Full Veterans Result Listing

 

Senior Men

Pos

Team No

Time

Team

Club

1st

43

12:39:57

Bath 1st Men

Team Bath AC

2nd

36

12:48:57

Stroud Men

Stroud & District AC

3rd

53

12:50:47

GW Runners

Great Western Runners


2007 Full Senior Men Result Listing

 

Category Records

2007 Full Records by Category

No new category records, but inspite of the conditions there were a couple of top 10 positions secured.

 

2007 Stage Results

Stage

Start

Results

1

Chipping Campden

2007 Stage 1 Results

2

Stanway

2007 Stage 2 Results

3

Cleeve Common

2007 Stage 3 Results

4

Seven Springs

2007 Stage 4 Results

5

Cranham Corner

2007 Stage 5 Results

6

Ebley Mill

2007 Stage 6 Results

7

Dursley

2007 Stage 7 Results

8

Wotton-under-Edge

2007 Stage 8 Results

9

Old Sodbury

2007 Stage 9 Results

10

Cold Ashton

2007 Stage 10 Results