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A SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO RACING FOR BRIDPORT RUNNERS

With a return to racing, following the lifting of Covid restrictions, Bridport Runners are finding their feet again.


Ben Renshaw (photo credit Ken Hewitt Photography) and Hannah Slater – 2021

PUDDLETOWN PLOD

Last Sunday (11/7/2021) saw club chairman Ben Renshaw doing what he does best, road racing, taking 3rd place at the Puddletown Plod half marathon with a new PB of 1:13:56, he did pick up the M40 age category win but we’re not sure he’ll want to advertise that fact.

Ben ran in the lead pack of 3 with Egdon Heath Harriers Ben Foyle (1st) and Matt Papa (2nd) until losing contention in the final mile, a valiant effort as Ben has yet to start training properly this year!

Club finishers:

RUNNERPOSITIONTIME
Ben Renshaw31:13:56
Jon Lombard211:29:37
Chris Monteith401:35:03
Bernadette Jones1462:10:50

WHITE STAR PIGGY PLOD 10k

Today (18/7/2021) saw a rather hot White Star Running Piggy Plod 10k at the Cider Frolic with Bridport Runners newest Run Leader Hannah Slater taking 3rd female.

RUNNERPLACETIME
Hannah Slater27th (3rd female)59:38
Richard Hill44th1:07:47

May the good success continue!

A REASON TO RUN

Due to the lack of racing early in 2021, Bridport Runners has foregone it’s normal club championship in favour of a series of monthly challenges for it’s members.

We’ve named this the Golden Snail Series, a play on the Golden Trail Series, in order to get our members out and keep them motivated through these unusual times.

This month we’re hunting trig points…

Join your local running club, stay motivated

The CapTEN is back!

Bridport Runners Fell Race, The CapTEN, will be returning in 2021 on Sunday 12th September!

For those that missed out last year:

The CapTEN is a 10 mile fell run, organised by Bridport Runners, taking in Thorncombe Beacon and Golden Cap, two of the crown jewels of the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coastline.The race starts and finishes in the seaside village of Seatown, heading East over Thorncombe Beacon before looping back on West Cliff above West Bay. The second part of this figure of 8 course climbs out of Seatown, over Golden Cap (626ft), through Langdon Wood before dropping back down to the finish.

Taking in 2,400 feet of climbing we aim to bring the spirit of fell running to the coast!

Entry details to follow.

RETURN TO CLUB RUNNING

With the easing of lockdown restrictions today (29/3/2021) Bridport Runners club runs will be recommencing on 31/3/2021!

In accordance with UKA and government Covid-19 guidelines we’ll still be running in maximum group sizes of 6 and operate on a booking (track and trace) basis.

While restrictions are in place we’re open to booking from members only via our Facebook members page.

If you’re not already a member but are interested in joining then please contact us on FACEBOOK or email us: bridportrunnerssecretary@hotmail.com

If you’re not a member then JOIN NOW

We hope to see you soon,

BRIDPORT RUNNERS