The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run is open for entries now – with a tough 10k(ish) course and an even tougher half-marathon (two loops of the 10k) along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, leading runners all the way up from West Bay to the second highest hill on the South Coast, Thorncombe Beacon down to Seatown and Back. The races will start Sunday, 11 August 2019, 10:30am, from the promenade in West Bay, Bridport.
Both races are, once more, classified as fell races by The Fell Runners Association (license number 2019-6112). Winning time for the 10k 2018 (and course record so far) was 44:21, run by Neil Wicks from Worcester Tri Club. The winning time on the half-marathon 2018 was 1:39:05 by Ruth Barnes from Avon Valley Runners who had won the half-marathon the previous year, as well.
The current 10k course was established in 2016 when the race had its debut in West Bay. The half-marathon distance was also first run in 2016, with the loop to Seatown added in 2017, which runners in both races will have to do this year. Both races will start with the famous ‘Broadchurch’ cliff at West Bay in the background, leading runners all the way up to Thorncombe Beacon, then down to Seatown and back through Downhouse Farm, Eype to West Bay. The half-marathon consists of two loops.
The races are open for runners of all abilities from the age of 16 (10k) or 17 years (half-marathon).
Since its debut in 2013, the Bridport Jurassic Coast Run with its two races has grown to become both a community event and a recommended race among club runners from all over the Southwest. It has earned lots of praise from participants for its spectacular scenery, friendly marshals and good organisation (and the odd hill). The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run has been organised jointly by local community groups Bridport Runners and Brit Valley Rotary Club since its beginning.