Thousands take part in Bristol 10k

  • 11 May 2014
  • From the section Bristol
Scott Overall crossing the finish line
Image caption Scott Overall won in an unofficial time of 30 minutes and 20 seconds, the event's Twitter feed said

Thousands of fun and club runners have competed alongside elite athletes in Bristol's 10km road race.

The event was started at 09:30 BST by the city's ceremonial lord mayor Councillor Faruk Choudhury.

Scott Overall won in an unofficial time of 30 minutes and 20 seconds with Rebecca Robinson the first woman in a time of 34 minutes and 11 seconds.

But several hundred runners were left disappointed when race medals and commemorative T-shirts ran out.

A race spokeswoman said 9,872 people finished the race - which was a record - but only 9,500 T-shirts had been ordered, based on the number of people expected on the day.

She apologised to the 372 people who missed out, but promised to post the items.

The 10k (6.2m) course included Anchor Road, the Harbourside area of the city, along the Avon Gorge, Cumberland Road and returning via Prince Street Bridge.

Image caption Rebecca Robinson was the first woman in an unofficial time of 34 minutes and 11 seconds

In 2013 the race was won by David Webb in a time of 30 minutes and five seconds; Gemma Steel was the first woman to cross the line in 32 minutes and 15 seconds.

Nine thousand took part in 2013 with 22 athletes completing the course within 31 minutes.

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