Only two more months until the 5th Bridport Jurassic Coast Run will take place in West Bay, and the preparations are well on their way. More than 50 runners have so far pre-entered online for the two races, the 10k and the half-marathon, and the course has been agreed. Due to its challenging route and inclination – including the second highest hill on the South Coast of England, Thorncombe Beacon – the organisers have been advised that the race course fulfills the criteria to categorised as a “Fell Race”.
Fell running is hill or mountain running where the gradient climbed and distance covered are significant components of the difficulty. It is considered one of the toughest forms of cross country running. Bridport Runners who organise the race jointly with Brit Valley Rotary Club will apply for the Fell Race status next year. To get a better view of the course near its highest point, Bridport Runners have uploaded a short video on their website and Facebook page which was taken during last year’s race (click on the picture or here).
The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run will start on Sunday, 6 August, at 10:30 near The Old Salt House and will be a major attraction during West Bay Days.
Registration for the races is open online through the websites of Runners World and RunBritain; see “Bridport Jurassic Coast Run” under “Events” or “Races”. Entrance forms are also available on Bridport Runners’ website and the Club’s Facebook page.