Colmers 10k Challenge: “Brutal but with an awesome setting”

Colmers Hill 10k - Group pictureA big compliment to Joe and Amy from Transition Running for their debut race, the “Colmers 10k Challenge”! Seven Bridport Runners competed yesterday in that race around the iconic Colmers Hill which was, according to Adam (fastest Bridport Runner in that event in 46:51 min.), “brutal but with an awesome setting on the Symondsbury Estate”. Here are all results.

Despite being a local course it was “a disgustingly tricky little number when you try running the whole thing at race pace”, said Adam afterwards. “You run fast for the first half before hitting, what I’ll now be calling, ‘meat-grinder hill’ (which climbs steadily up to Broadoak Road), at this point things thankfully slackened off a bit before the hideous side of Colmers which reduced nearly everyone (including the lead runners) to walking.” There was, however, a fantastic finish into the Manor Yard where the runners were greeted by medals, goody bags, drinks, ice creams and the delights of Symondsbury Kichen and even optional massages from Joe.