Pictures that tell story of tower run’s big success

Heading for the top: Runners tackling the Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run 2017
Aiming high: Runners tackling the Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run 2017. Picture by Martin Humby

Both organisers and entrants voted today’s first Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run a huge success.

Ninety runners took up the challenge to run from the cricket club to Parson’s Folly on the 299m summit of Bredon Hill and back.

Blue skies and brilliant sunshine meant the conditions were ideal for spectators, but tough for the runners.

Nevertheless, Rob Bowery set a blistering pace, finishing the 10k run first with a time of 42 minutes.

First female runner across the line was Anna Midgeley, first male member of Bredon Cricket Club was Simon Booth, and first female member of Bredon Cricket Club was Laura Spence.

Organiser Jennie Warren said: “This is our first tower run, and we are delighted how well it went and with the complimentary remarks we have had from the runners.

“I want to thank everyone who helped set it up, and all those who took part.”

Everyone who finished the run received a finisher’s medal, and many stayed on after the run to enjoy an afternoon party at the cricket ground.

There was a barbecue, bouncy castle for younger children and first-class musical entertainment from the Malvern Hillbillies.

The clubhouse bar was open and a friendly cricket game was being played between Bredon and Alcester and Ragley.

Next year’s tower run is on May 27, 2018. Make a note in your diary!

The run picture gallery is on our Facebook page. Photos by Martin Humby: www.martinhumbyphotography.com

Do you have any pictures of the run to share? Add the hashtag #TowerRun2017 to your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we’ll find them (see foot of this post for your pictures).

Special thanks to Overbury Estate and the Crown Inn, Kemerton.

How they finished (place followed by race number)

  1. 1106
  2. 1114
  3. 1126
  4. 1103
  5. 1129
  6. 1151
  7. 1153
  8. 1144
  9. 1130
  10. 1147
  11. 1186
  12. 1173
  13. 1111
  14. 1168
  15. 1167
  16. 1118
  17. 1163
  18. 1162
  19. 1171
  20. 1142
  21. 1109
  22. 1159
  23. 1189
  24. 1169
  25. 1102
  26. 1145
  27. 1149
  28. 1175
  29. 1165
  30. 1132
  31. 1119
  32. 1178
  33. 1104
  34. 1193
  35. 1136
  36. 1110
  37. 1188
  38. 1187
  39. 1113
  40. 1134
  41. 1161
  42. 1135
  43. 1158
  44. 1172
  45. 1189
  46. 1192
  47. 1124
  48. 1157
  49. 1190
  50. 1156
  51. 1121
  52. 1160
  53. 1191
  54. 1140
  55. 1137
  56. 1138
  57. 1107
  58. 1108
  59. 1116
  60. 1117
  61. 1170
  62. 1182
  63. 1139
  64. 1154
  65. 1155
  66. 1141
  67. 1143
  68. 1179
  69. 1166
  70. 1148
  71. 1177
  72. 1180
  73. 1181
  74. 1133
  75. 1146
  76. 1183
  77. 1120
  78. 1105
  79. 1176
  80. 1112
  81. 1150
  82. 1115
  83. 1152
  84. 1185
  85. 1174
  86. 1164
  87. 1128
  88. 1125
  89. 1122
  90. 1101

 


2 thoughts on “Pictures that tell story of tower run’s big success”

  1. Travelled up from Cornwall for this event. Stayed with friends in Alderton. What a great run. Can’t believe it was the first time. It was so well organized, hats off to the team who put it together.
    A tough but excellent course. Would make a great winter headtorch race.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Paul.
      We’re glad you enjoyed your day with us… especially since you came so far to take part!
      Hope to see you again next year.

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