Ben (Renshaw) has won the Weymouth Bay 10k this morning. In a field of 238 runners, he finished first along the esplanade at the Weymouth harbour front in a time of 33:56 min. His time marks a new record on the course which had been 35:26 min. so far. It is Ben’s first win in three races that he has done this year. Together with Ben, 8 more Bridport Runners started on the field near the Riviera Hotel in Weymouth: Chris who came in second Bridport Runner, Clive as third, John, who made an impressive comeback after a longer injury period as 4th Bridport Runner, Claire, Hagen, Ray, Glynis and Vicky (see all results). Together they made Bridport Runners one of the strongest teams in the event.
The Weymouth Bay 10k also turned out to be a mothers day event, as well, with Vicky and Ben bringing Ben’s mother Kay and their daughter Martha along and Claire being accompanied by husband John and daughters Esme and Isabel. Commenting on the race, Claire said: “It was challenging, because of the start running round a hilly field and the headwind at the end. Not exactly PB potential but fun nether the less. And what better way to spend mothers day than with friends running a 10k race and being cheered on by my lovely family!”