RUNNING: Records tumble in Weymouth Bay 10K

FLYING START: The runners start the race at Bowleaze Cove

FLYING START: The runners start the race at Bowleaze Cove

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

TWO course records and a bumper entry represented a hugely successful Weymouth Bay 10K on Sunday.

Race director Mark Caswell was understandably delighted with the how the event went and is already looking forward to the prospect of staging the race again in 2015.

More than 300 runners took part with Joshua Low and Sarah Trim setting new course bests to win the men’s and women’s races respectively.

Low came home ahead of Jim Davies (36.28) and Rob Wood (36.38) in a time of 35.26mins, while Trim clocked 41.17mins to finish in front of Jen Lovesey (44.13) and Elaine Falcus (44.20).

The route, starting off at Bowleaze Cove and finishing at the Oasis Cafe, was obviously to the liking of the athletes, and the sunny weather also brought out a big crowd to watch the action.

“I’m very happy with how it went and I’d like to bring the race back next year,” said Caswell. “It was a great course with very long, flat straights which is everything you want as a runner.

“It is one of the best courses we have got in our series of runs and that showed with the two course records. The entry was 50 per cent up on last year, the weather helped, and there was quite a big crowd to watch.”

Crohn’s and Colitis UK was the organisers’ chosen charity for this year’s event.

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