BRIDPORT Runners had a busy weekend as members of the local running club participated in a number of races over different distances.

John Smith ran the Great West in Exeter, a half-marathon, finishing in 2:01.33.

“The last three miles were particularly challenging as I picked up a calf injury,” recalls John who was very happy with the outcome.

“My main goal was to raise £500 for my nominated charity - the Motor Neurone Disease Association - which I achieved.”

Elsewhere, Kazy Vincent-Janes started in a local half-marathon and Les Hawkins in a 10k race in Burton Bradstock.

Kazy crossed the finish line in 1:56:45 as second woman and first veteran lady.

Les, being 72 years old, finished his race in 52:28 as 17th of 78 runners.

Dan Shelley ran the ‘Bright 10’, a 10-miler in his hometown Brighton, in a new personal best time of 1:21:34.

Meanwhile, Clive Whaley, John Riley, Tony Bird and Hagen Gerle kept it local and participated in ‘Mrs. E’s Big Wheeze’, a multi-terrain 10k in Uplyme.

In a small field of mainly club runners, Clive came in as first Bridport Runner in 51:48, followed by John (52:33), Hagen (57:19) and Tony (1:00:38).

Last weekend, four Bridport Runners had started in the two-day Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

Chris Monteith and Bernadette Jones conquered the marathon distance in a time of 3:52:23 and 4:27:26 respectively, while Gillian Brooks and Jodie Tuck, for whom it was their first half-marathon race, finished together in two hours 13 minutes.