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Video: hundreds compete in Berkeley 10K race

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More than 250 runners took part in Sunday’s Berkeley 10K race, organised by Dursley Running Club.

Race Director John Rodgers told Stroud Times: “Today’s race is a traditional race, run probably for the past 20 years. It’s slightly different to a lot of races in that most of the proceeds are given to local charities which this year are Longfield Hospice and Read with Me, a reading charity for schools in Gloucestershire.”

John Rodgers | Video: hundreds compete in Berkeley 10K race
John Rodgers, Race Director.

The race started and finished at the former Berkeley Power Station site, and facilities were donated free of charge by SGS College Berkeley Green. “We are indebted to the college who give their facilities free of charge, which enables us to give more money to the charities,” added Mr Rodgers.

stroud runners | Video: hundreds compete in Berkeley 10K race
Stroud and District AC runners.

First across the line was Lester James of Team Bath AC in a time of 32 minutes and 55 seconds, followed by Robert Farley of Bitton Road Runners (33.02), and Max Harrison-Tosatto of Swindon Harriers (33.24).

The first Stroud and District AC runner was Will Hartop (35.29), and the first Stroud woman back was Emma Bishop (45.29).

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