Team Bath lead the Way
Not content with organising the event, Team Bath AC swept the board in the 20th Cotswold Way Relay on Saturday.
The 103-mile race, starting in Chipping Canden and finishing ten stages later in front of Bath Abbey, was won by the hosts' senior men.
And Team Bath also bagged the prizes for top women's team and first veterans home.
The men's win was one of the closest in the event's history, with Malcolm Treby bringing Team Bath home just 69 seconds clear of former champions Stroud & District after 12-and-a-half hours of aggressive racing.
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"I have been involved in some dramatic Cotswold Way Relays over the years but his year's trumped the lot," said Team Bath chairman Dave Coales.
"While the women and the men's veterans' teams both won comfortably, the senior men's success was anything but.
"It gave us a unique hat-trick, though, and it was a brilliant day for the club."
Coales admitted that the men took a gamble in splitting their resources between the senior and veteran teams but it paid off, thanks in part to a bad attack of cramp for one of Stroud's top runners, Lee Rankin, on stage six.
He had only just recently completed an Ironman triathlon event and lost 17 minutes to Barry Awan, which proved too big of a gap for Stroud to close down.
Dan Jones and Roland Teare both won their stages early on to lay the foundations for victory, while Steve Rose, Luke Sturgess-Durden, Andy Maggs and Alex Copping made up the successful team.
For the veterans, Alan Buckingham had a great run to win stage two and received strong support from Tom Hutchison, Steve Hale and Nick Parry.
Jo Thompson, Jenny Carter, Naomi Webber and Lizzie Wraith all had outstanding runs for the women as they made the top-20 overall on stages two, five, nine and ten respectively.
The other winning members of the women's squad were Alison Vuagniaux, Heather Weavill, Renee McGregor, Sarah Baxter, Marilyn Keyford and Zina Marchant.