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Forde Abbey 10k: Bridport Runners’ biggest turn-out ever is rewarded with three prizes and BBQ on the lawn

A massive group of 18 Bridport Runners plus 5 support team members (!) made their way to yesterday’s Forde Abbey 10k. But Bridport Runners not only convinced in numbers – sending the third biggest delegation in the competition behind Axe Valley Runners (36 runners) and Yeovil Town RC (28). The 18 contestants from Bridport among the 280 finishers showed a great performance, as well, winning three prizes in this tough multi-terrain race, as Adam reports: “So another year has been and gone since Bridport Runners’ last pilgrimage to the Forde Abbey 10k, and it’s been the club’s most successful outing to date. Ben Renshaw taking 3rd overall and 1st senior male, Claire Wynn taking 1st female in an age category that shan’t be named, and Ben, Adam Slater and Chris Monteith taking home the team prize with the first 3 club runners home.” See the complete results here.

“Now that we’ve got the glory out of the way we can confess we’d forgotten how hard this race was”, Adam continues. “Others may have bigger hills or be faster but Forde Abbey is evil, with Continue reading

There’s more to Bridport Runners than just running

Some Bridport Runners are not only keen runners: They also show great interest in other sports – just take Nic and Vicky. Nic (picture) who’s a long-time swimmer competes in aquathlon races while Vicky lately tried abseiling for the first time! Last week, both participated in very specific challenges in Weymouth and Portsmouth.

Vicky and her sister Emma roped down the 100 metres high Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and were using the opportunity to raise donations for the Ronald McDonald House in Southampton (her donation-page is still open).

A couple of days earlier, Nic had competed in Bustinskin’s Wednesdays’ aquathlons and finished 20th out of 70 athletes. Well done, all of you! Read Nic’s report – and learn a lot about the right technique, transitions from swim to run and the ‘Moulinex mixer mode’. Continue reading

Paul will represent Club in the Bournemouth Marathon 2018

Paul Eaton has has been selected to represent Bridport Runners in this year’s Bournemouth Marathon Festival. The two day festival with a variety of distances will take place on 6/7 October. There was interest from four runners in all, and Paul’s name was pulled out of a hat. Congratulations, Paul, and keep on going with your training! Running in the Bournemouth Marathon has become a Club’s tradition since the event started in 2013. Other Bridport Runners to have participated in the festival were Vicky, Ben and Kazy. In later years, so did Gill and Jodie, Sam, Ben and Niamh, Debbie, Lucy and Sam, Sarah, Karen and Debbie.

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2018 wins three local sponsors and exceeds 60 pre-entries

The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2018 is gaining interest among supporters and runners alike. The two tough multi-terrain 10k and half-marathon races which will take place on Sunday, 12th of August, have passed the number of 60 pre-entries and have won three local companies as sponsors. The new sponsors of this year’s event which is in its sixth year, are Rachel’s Seafood Kiosk, Patrick Tuck Building & Plumbing and Townsend Powder Coating. All three firms are companies from Bridport and West Bay and supporters of local sports. Continue reading

Ruth’s return to the Keswick Mountain Festival

Ruth obviously has a thing for racing in the Lake District: Whilst fellow Bridport Runners chased ponies over Welsh mountains or pounded the pavements of Weymouth, she returned to the Keswick Mountain Festival once more to banish last years ‘weather event’ 10km. “It is a great event for a weekend away with 5, 10, 25 and 50 km trail races, cycle sportive and triathlons of various distance, plus a festival site with stands and talks and music concert which is included in the race entrance”, Ruth raved about the Festival. This year, she had set her feet at the 25 km trail race. “It had seemed a splendid idea, sat by a roaring fireside one January weekend”, says Ruth who did probably not expect at that time that the heat could actually get quite uncomfortable … Read here complete report. Continue reading