Wet Wessex final in Wimborne

Even though the conditions were far from being perfect, six Bridport Runners took it upon themselves to enter the final race of this year’s Wessex Cross Country series in Canford Magna near Wimborne last Sunday. Anna, Ben, Clive, Hagen, Jon and Norman started in the almost 8k long race which saw many participants from other running clubs competing, as well, despite gusts and heavy rain pouring down. Ben was the first Bridport Runner to finish and was rewarded second in his age group (senior men, 20 to 40 years). In the overall results,… as they finally appeared on the Team Dorset website, Bridport Runners positioned themselves very well against a stiff competition: The senior women team was ranked No. 6 of 11 teams, with Vicky the fastest Bridport Runner at position No. 7 out of 39 women. The senior men team managed to become 6th, as well, out of 24 teams. Ben was the fastest male Bridport Runner, positioned 4th out 106 runners in total.