Big Dipper 10k

Race Reports

Seventy-three runners attempted the Big Dipper this year. An additional loop passing Upton Bishop Church has extended the course to a full 10K. With very little flat and a few steep sections it is not a course to attempt a personal best especially on a very warm autumn day. Most preferred to enjoy the scenery and look forward to the tea and cakes at the finish with the final family of four crossing the line in 1hour 27mins. First home was Andrew Stephens of Monross Trailblazers closely followed by local 16-year-old Felix Rusby and Jon Newey. Malvern Joggers always send a large contingent and they were rewarded with a number of prizes including Megan Judge as first lady ahead of Claire Bunce of Redrose Runners and Belinda Tull from Reading Roadrunners.

Upton Bishop Sports and Social Club are grateful to their sponsors: Bailey Farms, R P Joinery, Newent Auto Centre, Chicory Crops, Chaseview Veterinary Clinic and Westons Cider.



1st Man: Andrew Stephens Monross Trailblazers 38min 26sec

2nd Man: Felix Rusby Wells City Harriers 38min 40sec

3rd Man: Jon Newey Malvern Joggers 39min 25sec


1st Lady: Megan Judge Malvern Joggers 43min 47sec

2nd Lady: Claire Bunce  Redrose Runners 44min 39sec

3rd Lady: Belinda Tull Reading Roadrunners 44min46sec


1st Male Vet 40: Mark Russell Triks 40min 21sec

1st Lady Vet 40: Julie Mitchell Malvern Joggers 49min50sec

1st Male Vet 50: Ian Smith Severn AC 41min 11sec

1st Lady Vet 50: Kareen Mann Malvern Joggers 50min 56sec

1st Male Vet 60: Phil Miles Parc Bryn Bach 45min 24sec

1st Male Vet 70: Bryan Davies Croft Ambrey 54min 58sec


1st Male Team: Monross Trailblazers

1st Female Team: Malvern Joggers

(Nigel Misselbrook. 9th Male (2nd MV50) 42.29)

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