Football fan or not: In less than a month’s time, you can take part in a special run in the morning and still have plenty of time to recover and watch the World Cup final in Brazil later in the evening. The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run kicks off for the second time on Sunday, 13th of July, at the Bridport Leisure Centre from 9:00am. Races start from 10:30am: There will be a 10K run (minimum age is 16 years), a 5K run (minimum age 12 years) and a new 1 mile run (for youngsters 12 years and under) plus a family treasure hunt. All entrants in the races and visitors on the day can use the swimming pool at the … Bridport Leisure Centre free of charge. A contribution from the profits of the returns from the race day – which is jointly organised by Brit Valley Rotary Club, Bridport Leisure Centre and the Bridport Runners – will be given to a local organisation supporting sport for youths in the Bridport area.
New this year are prizes in different categories which were kindly sponsored by local firms and the organizers: Besides the awards for the fastest 10K male runner (last year it was Bridport Runners’ Ben Renshaw in 49:21 minutes) and female runner (Li von Schack, 1 hour and 33 seconds), as well as the fastest 5K male (Harrison Yarnold, 26:16 min.) and female runner (Gemma Snow, 36:20 min.) there will be trophies for the quickest male and female veteran runners (50 years +) and the fastest boy and girl on the 1-mile-course.
Both the longer races will lead the runners along the Jurassic Coast from Eype to West Bay. The 10K’s attraction, however, is a climb up Thorncombe Beacon, the second highest hill on the Southern Coast of England. Almost 30 runners have signed in already; entry forms are available at the reception at the Bridport Leisure Centre or online on the website of Runners World.