Bournemouth Marathon Festival: Gill and Jodie doing their first half-marathon

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival has become a fixed date for Bridport Runners. This year was no different: Four members of the Club ─ Bernadette, Chris, Gill and Jodie ─ went to the two days’ running festival last weekend and competed in the half and the marathon distances. Meanwhile, Sarah Horton started in the Windsor half marathon the weekend before and finished in 2 hours 13 minutes. Well done to all of you!

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival which has become some sort of a fixed date on our run calendar saw Chris Monteith finishing as first Bridport Runner in 3 hours 52 min. 23 sec.; Bernadette Jones’ time was 4:27:26. Gill Brooks and Jodie Tuck who did the half-marathon crossed the finish line together in 2:23:07.

It was both Gill’s and Jodie’s first half-marathon race and “we were very pleased with ourselves for completing it”, said Gill afterwards. Both athletes ran for charities: Gill for ‘Young Minds’ supporting children and families with mental health issues and Jodie for ‘crohns and collitious’. Their ‘Just Giving’ pages are still open!