2013 Race Report from Race Director, Dave Andrews:
It was a mild and dry day but windy on the riverbank. 233 runners finished.
The Winner was Anthony Glover of Westbury Harriers in 58:16. Second was Motyka Jaroslav of Hogweeds in 58:28 and third Leighton Rawlinson of Carleon in 59:46.
First lady was Jane Horler, 64:39, Chepstow Harriers. Second lady was Sam Harris 66:28, Chepstow, and third Niki Morgan, 67:30, Chepstow Harriers.
The men’s team event was won by Thornbury, with Westbury second and Chepstow third.
The Thornbury Team was Garry Slater, Joe Firth, Rob Hopkins & Jim Godden
The ladies’ team event was won by Chepstow, with Chepstow second and Westbury third.
MV40 David Hobbs 61:10 Westbury
MV45 Ed Bishop 64:344 Tewkesbury AC
MV50 Mike Mcbeth 65:39 Southville
MV55 Nick Watson 68:33 Team Bath
MV60 Mike Willis 66:41 Thornbury
MV65 Ian Dickson 82:25 Hogweed Trotters
MV70 Robert Anderson 86:42 Lliswerry
LV40 Jane Horler 64:39 Chepstow
LV45 Niki Morgan 67:30 Chepstow
LV50 Yvonne Cox 74:33
LV55 Alice Lewis 82:05 Dursley
LV60 Alison Lucas 89:03 Kingswood Tri Club
This video from Chepstow Harriers captures the spirit of the race:
Thankyou to Sweatshop for supporting the Riverbank Rollick.
The Riverbank Rollick is 9 miles long, with 120m of ascent, and is 90 per cent off-road, mainly on trails and across fields. It starts at the Pithay near St Mary’s Church, Thornbury and goes out to St Arilda’s Church at Oldbury, down to the scenic Severn Riverbank and along the estuary for about 1.5 miles, then back through the village of Littleton and over Thornbury Golf course to return to the Playing Fields. Click here for route.
Race HQ at the Mundy Playing Fields, Thornbury Allow 10 mins to walk to the start.
Car Parking: Turn off A38 at traffic lights at Alveston, towards Thornbury, and continue along road until you get to the High Street in the town centre, from where the race car park will be signed and is in the Castle Street Car Park. Please do not park at Mundy Playing Fields. For SatNavs the car park is at BS35 2BQ.
Refreshments: There is a free cake and drink for every runner. Donations are invited for charity. Also 15% of race profits will go to this charity, the club’s nominated charity for 2013. This year the charity is BRACE, who fund research into Alzheimer’s, see www.alzheimers-brace.org
The race has been run for 8 years now, and has gained a good local reputation for being well organised with friendly supportive marshals and helpers; it has established quite a reputation for MUD, which can usually be relied on, and runners perversely seem to enjoy this. But you can clean your shoes off when you splash through the stream just before the Finish! Entry limit 350 Minimum age 17.
Fees: attached £7.50, unattached £9.50, Minimum Age: 17. NO ENTRY ON THE DAY
Changing facilities, showers and bag storage at Mundy Playing Fields.
Prizes: first three overall, first veteran categories, team prizes (four men to score, three women to score).