Upton Bishop Big Dipper


A record ninety-five runners enjoyed the challenge this year in a refreshing drizzle. The circular 5.6 mile course follows country lanes from the Millennium Hall and men’s winner James Rose left the rest of the field after one and a half miles to finish comfortably ahead. The lady’s winner, Nikki Morgan, was one of a large contingent from Chepstow Harriers who had made The Big Dipper one of their club championship races. Oldest competitor was 73 year old Syd Wheeler and the youngest were Felix Rusby and Gareth Lloyd both 15 years. Tea and cakes and a memento rewarded all finishers. Children’s races on the playing field were also well supported with competitors as young as three years all receiving a medal.

Results: Men

1st James Rose of Severn AC in 33minutes

2nd Paul Murrin of Chepstow Harriers in 34mins 24secs

3rd Luke James Unaffiliated in 35minutes 18secs

1st Male Veteran 40 Clifford Berry of Ledbury Harriers in 35mins 22secs

!st Male Veteran 50 Paul Dodd of Chepstow Harriers in 35mins 45secs

1st Male Veteran 60 Neil Grant of Chepstow Harriers in 40mins 14secs

1st Team Chepstow Harriers


1st Niki Morgan of Chepstow Harriers in 38mins24secs

2nd Lu Summers of Chepstow Harriers in 39mins 23secs

3rd Alison Cook of Hereford Couriers in 40mins 22secs

1st Lady Veteran 40 Robyn Perkins Unaffiliated in 42mins 37secs

1st Lady Veteran 50 Jenny Hughes of Arena 80 AC in 42mins 43secs

1st lady Veteran 60 Brenda Avery of Chepstow Harriers in 46mins 12secs

1st Team Chepstow Harriers

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