There are just days to go before it's time to lace up your trainers and head to the coast.

Runners are doing their final few stretches ahead of the Bridport Jurassic Coast Run.

More than 140 runners have bought their spot at the starting line for the two multi-terrain 10 kilometre and half marathon races which will take place on Sunday at West Bay.

Among those preparing are previous winners, including last year's Ruth Barnes who won the half-marathon race in 2017.

The races will start at West Bay and will lead runners along the coast path up to Thorncombe Beacon, the second highest hill on the south coast.

A spokesman for Bridport Runners said: "We have more than 157 pre-entries already and latest race preparations are on track. So you can guess, we're quite excited."

Races are open for runners of all abilities from the age of 16 for the 10 kilometre race or 17 for the half-marathon.

The race is jointly organised by Bridport Runners and Brit Valley Rotary Club, who have taken precautions for a potentially very hot race day by adding another drink station on the route.

Bridport Runners chairman, Brian Shelley, said: "I am gratified at the Bridport Jurassic Coast Run growing in popularity among runners who seem to appreciate this tough but beautiful course. "It's encouraging to see so many runners doing the race once more and, at the same time, to welcome new entrants from all over the south west."

All runners, especially on the half-marathon course, have been advised to be equipped for the weather and take water or electrolytes with them.

Fell running is hill or mountain running where the gradient climbed and distance covered are significant components of the difficulty.

Registration for both races closes tomorrow through Full On Sport. Registration on the day is also possible.

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