Logo Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2014 (final logo)

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2017

In its fifth year, the Bridport Jurassic Coast Run has become a community event and a recommended race among club runners from all over the Southwest. This years’ 10k and half-marathon races will hopefully be no different and draw even more ambitious runners to West Bay on Sunday, 6 August, when the event kicks off at 10:30 near The Old Salt House. The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run, which is once more organised by local community groups Bridport Runners and Brit Valley Rotary Club, will be a major attraction during West Bay Days celebration the same day.

While the 10k race is celebrating its fifth birthday, the “Half” had its successful debut at West Bay Days last year. It earned lots of praise from participants for its spectacular scenery, friendly marshals and good organisation (and the odd hill). The course hasn’t changed – apart from adding a visit to Seatown for the half-marathon runners which makes the whole distance a proper 13.1+ miles. Both races will start with the famous ‘Broadchurch’ cliff at West Bay in the background, leading runners all the way up to the second highest hill on the South Coast of England, Thorncombe Beacon, then down to Seatown (half-marathon runners only) and back through Downhouse Farm, Eype to West Bay. The half-marathon consists of two loops.

BJCR - Results 2013 to 2016Last year the fastest male runner (Edward Knudsen) completed the half-marathon race in 1 hour 33 minutes and 21 seconds; the fastest female (Jessica Bennett) finished in 1:46:09. On the 10k race, the time of the fastest male runner (Nigel Gates) was 46:01; the fastest woman (Lydia O’Donoghue) ran 54:54. See all 10k results since 2013 in the box to the left. Both races are affiliated runs with UK Athletics (race No. 27096).


BJCR - Front Flyer Jurassic Coast Run 2017Registration for the races is now open online through the websites of Runners World and RunBritain; see “Bridport Jurassic Coast Run” under “Events” or “Races”. Entrance forms are also available on Bridport Runners’ website (click form to the left) and the Club’s Facebook page.

More related stories:

Youth Club receives donation from Bridport Jurassic Coast Run, 12 February 2017

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run: Successful debut at West Bay Days, 7 August 2016

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run is adding a half-marathon to West Bay Days, 25 February 2016

Jurassic Coast Run donation helps disabled children at Mountjoy, 13 November 2015

Despite rain and fog: 3rd Bridport Jurassic Coast Run sees new record in runners of all ages, 13 July 2015

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run: Donation will support young runners, 18 March 2015

Second Bridport Jurassic Coast Run attracts runners of all ages and abilities, 14 July 2014

Hot race, tough climb but much fun at first Bridport Jurassic Coast Run, 14 July 2013

Picture gallery Bridport Jurassic Coast Runs 2013 to 2016: