CHARD Road Runners started the weekend with the West Country Ultra - a mix of distances 100-mile or 50-mile.

Starting from Taunton, runners headed along the canal to Bridgwater before heading off towards the coast at Steart Point following the Parrett Trail.

Running for CRR’s were Bernie Genge, Andy Mear, Paul Masters and guest runners John Wallis and Peter Telford while Richard Clifton was running the 100.

Masters crossed third in 9hr 56m 58s and next, in a great show of team spirit, Bernie, Andy, John and Peter crossed together with 54 miles under their belt.

Clifton had been suffering from knee problems and at approximately 53 miles had to withdraw.

The Delicious Kernow Trail, a 17-mile event from Padstow had Addie Douglass as CRR’s representative, stopping at public houses, cafés, shops and restaurants to sample locally produced appetisers.

On Sunday at the Worcester Marathon, Jeremy Taylor, having recently missed out on a London Marathon qualifying time by 11 seconds paced himself well through the early crowds.

He hit the half-marathon distance just ahead of schedule and finding a few like-minded runners, helped to maintain the pace to the finish line which he crossed in a time of 3h 13m 10s, well inside the 3:15:00 required to qualify and picking up 13th place/260 and third in age category.