Humph's Hilly Half Marathon
Saturday 17th June 2017 at 6pm
The results of the 2017 Humph’s Hilly Half are available to download.
Congratulation to James Bolton (140) of Woodstock Harriers AC, the clear-winner of the 2017 race, and to Shona Crombie-Hicks of Cheltenham & County Harriers, the first lady (11th overall). But a special thank you to everyone who braved the heat on this challenging course to support the race.
The race head-quarters was at Bourton Rovers Football Club, Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (opposite Birdland GL54 2BN ).
Once again, the race followed a single loop, starting and finishing in Bourton-on-the-Water. A notable picturesque route through the pretty villages of Clapton, Sherborne, Windrush, Great Barrington and Great Rissington. We have a selection of photos and maps showing the course.
The race was again part of the Gloucestershire County Road-race series.
This year we were supporting Katharine House Hospice.
We would also like to say a big thank you to everyone that supports the race, including all of the runners and our many supporters, including St John Ambulance, Gloucestershire Highways and our sponsor John Hackling (Transport) Limited, that make the race possible.
The Hilly Half was introduced in 2004 to replace the Bourton Classic 15 mile race, which had been running for over 20 years. So far it has proved to be a good move.
2017 Humph’s Hilly Half winner James Bolton of Woodstock Harriers, with a commanding lead at the finish.
2017 Humph’s Hilly Half ladies winner Shona Crombie-Hicks of Cheltenham & County Harriers, and 11th overall, looking great at the finish.
Third-place finisher of the 2017 Humph’s Hilly Half, Richard Walsh of Black Pear Joggers, still looking strong at the finish.
Please download a copy of the 2017 race information sheet.
This year’s race director was again Gill Carrick, who was supported by Steve Hudson as race entries secretary. Gill may be contacted at and Steve at