THERE was a record number of runners taking part in this year’s Dumble Bimble.

The annual five-mile race got underway on Tuesday night.

This year saw 182 people put their best feet forward.

The winner of the men’s five-mile race was Matt Pappa from Egdon Heath Harriers, he completed the race in the phenomenal time of 27.06 minutes.

In second place was Bruce Campbell, who is also from the Egdon Heath Harriers. He beat the race in 30.11 minutes.

He was closely followed by William Sawtell from Weymouth St Paul’s Harriers who finished in a time of 30.13 minutes.

The first woman across the line this year was Alex Door from Egdon Heath Harriers, she completed the race in 32.48minutes.

She was followed by Hannah Martyn who bested the race in 35.34 minutes.

In third place was Jo Puckett from Bustinskin, who achieved a time of 35.36 minutes.

This year, a young lad called Luke, who is blind , completed the race with the help of a lead runner. He achieved the incredible time of 41.08 minutes.

There were 75 entrants in the 2k race.

This was won by Jamie, who attends All Saints School, in a time of 8.30 minutes followed by a fellow school mate Joshua Leckenby in a time of 9.40 minutes. In third place was Archie Grummett from Atlantic Academy, who finished the race in 9.46 minutes.

The first girl home was Charlotte Campbell who is a member of Egdon and attends All Saints School, she finished the race in 9.45 minutes. In second place was Elissia Walburn from All Saints School with a time of 10.08 minutes and in third place was Catlin Griffin from St. Andrews School, who finished the race in 10.23 minutes.

Jan Camp, one of the event’s organisers, said: “We were pleased to welcome Lucy Wyman, from the Weldmar Hospice who started one of the races and the other was started by our very own Community Champion, Debbie Lindoe from Tesco.

“We hope that these promising youngsters continue with their running and graduate to the 5-mile race when they are a bit older.

“It was great to see so many young people and family groups taking part.

“This year marks the centenary of the YMCA and the Portland YMCA decided to mark this by presenting awards to the first male and female and first boy and girl in the races. They were each given their award by Chris Perrett who is a Trustee of the YMCA. There are also two large shields which will be kept in the club and the names of the winners added each year. The Royal Manor Athletic greatly appreciate this gesture.

“This event is held annually in memory of Alan and Andrew Dumble who both lost their lives at young ages to Cancer and is proving to be more popular each year.

“Organiser Andy deHavilland and I wish to thank all those who helped in any way, to those who took part and to those who supported the event. The main and most important is that every penny from this event goes to Weldmar Hospicecare.”

A total of £1,344 has been raised for the charity to date.