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Archive of former Bridport Runners posts


Bridport Runners membership, England Athletics affiliated, costs the equivalent of just a packet of crisps a week!

Why pay more? Our chairman, Ben Renshaw, is 2020 Dorset half marathon champion, we have two UKA coaches and our members have a host of knowledge from couch to 5k to ultramarathons. All are welcome from beginners to seasoned racers.

We’re a community club and here to help.

At present we are only able to serve current members due to Corona virus restrictions, so if you’d like to get on board then join us today:


Feel free to message us on Facebook if you have any queries!


Finishing The CapTEN on 25th October is itself an achievement, covering 10 miles, 2,400 feet of climbing and taking in Thorncombe Beacon and Golden Cap, two of the most ‘fun’ hills on the Jurassic Coast.

But for those of you wishing to stretch your legs we salute you with our plaques for 1st male, female, vet (unisex) and team (1st club to put their quickest 3 members over the line).

2020 CapTEN plaques and medals (photo credit Adam Slater/Bridport Runners)

For ALL of you that finish your achievement is marked with a nice new shiny medal.

UPDATE: This week we held our latest Covid planning meeting to ensure the race is going to be the safe for both you (the competitors) and us (the marshals/organisers). We’ll update you further on the procedures in place nearer race day.

So don’t delay, enter today:…/the-capte…/profile

The CapTEN – Revised Date – 25th October 2020

The inaugural running of Bridport Runners new race, The CapTEN, has been rescheduled for 25th October 2020. We apologise to those that hoped to race back in May but had to postpone due to Covid-19 restrictions.

We are currently working hard on revised guidelines for runners and marshals, in accordance with current government and governing body regulations, and will advise competitors in due course. Needless to say we will do all we can to bring you the best race possible.

Bridport Runners CapTEN Medal (picture credit Adam Slater)

The medals have arrived and we hope all runners will be as proud to earn one as we are of having them made!

Entries are open via Full On Sport:

We hope to see you all on the start line.

Bridport Runners

Bridport Runners – Limited Return To Club Running

Bridport Runners are returning for Wednesday night and Sunday morning club runs! At present we will only be able to serve our members due to restrictions regarding numbers. If you wish to join and become one of those members then please get in touch.

Further details for members and how to book a slot on a run can be found on the members Facebook group page.

We aim to increase in capacity over the coming weeks but need to closely and safely manage smaller groups at present.

Our guide for runners and leaders regarding the return can be found here:

And our risk assessment:

Thank you all for your patience and understanding in these difficult times.

Bridport Runners

All trainings sessions, beginners course and CapTen cancelled due to Coronavirus

Following England Athletics latest Coronavirus’ statement, the advice from the Fell Runners Association and the Prime Ministers’ statement yesterday that “everyone in the UK should avoid non-essential travel and contact with others” to curb the spread of the virus, Bridport Runners have taken the decision to cancel Wednesday evening training sessions, the Sunday club runs and the inaugural running of The CapTEN on 17th May 2020. We will also postpone the beginners ‘Couch to 5k’ course. 

Participants on the beginners course who have already paid will be able to take part in a rescheduled course in the future, or can ask for a refund. Entries for the CapTen will also be refunded. Please contact if you would like a refund.

When the situation allows, we will publicise new dates for the beginners course and will let you know when training sessions and club runs are to restart.