Bridport Runners’ busy race weekend

Bridport Runners were quite busy last Sunday and participated in a number of 10k and half-marathon runs, which mainly took place nearby:  John (Smith) ran the Great West in Exeter, a half-marathon; his time was 2 hrs. 1 min. 33 sec. “The last three miles were particularly challenging, as it was undulating and I picked up a calf injury”, recalls John who was very happy with the outcome: “My main goal was to raise £500 for my nominated charity ‘Motor Neurone Disease Association’ which I achieved.”

Meanwhile, Kazy was doing the Burton Bradstock half marathon and Les the 10k. Kazy finished in 1:56:45 and came in as 2nd woman and first veteran lady of 36 runners. Kazy was especially pleased with this result as she had switched from the marathon to the half-marathon before. Les who started in the 10k race at Burton finished in 52:28 min. as 17th of 78 runners! See their results here. Dan Shelley, Brian’s son, ran the ‘Bright 10’, a 10 miler in his hometown Brighton, in a new personal best time of 1:21:34.

Finally, Clive, John (Riley), Tony and Hagen kept it local and participated in ‘Mrs. E’s Big Wheeze’, a multi-terrain 10k in Uplyme. In a small field of mainly club runners Clive finished as 1st Bridport Runner in 51:48 min., followed by John (52:33), Hagen (57:19) and Tony (01:00:38), which is a new PB for him. Well done to all of you!