CHARD Road Runners have had a very busy week, none more so than Claire Gibbs, who started her races with the Yeovilton 5k series.

Wayne Loveridge set off and finished in 11th position in 16:11.

Matt Baker finished in 110th position in 22:25 minutes followed by Gibbs in 166th in 29:37 minutes, breaking the magical 30-minute barrier.

Next was the Forest Flyer near Exeter, a five-mile race through the forest park, with a long uphill climb to the finish line.

CRRs were represented by Gibbs, who came in in 54:19, achieving her target of under an hour.

Missed off from last week's results was Philip Goodgridge-Reynolds, who completed his first half marathon at Sturminster Newton, coming in 2:07:13 and 195th place.

He was on the start line again in less than a week, as Saturday night saw four CRRs line up for the 13th running on the Maiden Newton Maiden Newton 10k.

Rain ceased for the mainly road race around country lanes, tracks and fields with a nice rutty trail section along the river, slippery under foot on some sections due to the recent rainfall.

Goodridge-Reynolds led off the pack coming in in 54.29 in 32nd place, followed by Gary Wheaton in 1:03:10 in 59th.

Helen Baxter tried to keep up but lost Wheaton on the first hill finishing in 1:05:06 in 61st.

Gibbs kept good pace throughout the race, despite recent activities, finishing in 1:09:37 in 73rd place.

Adding a 750m swim and a 40k cycle ride on to a 10k run, Celia Cohen and Mike Egan took part in the Oxley Classic triathlon; Cohen achieved third female overall and first in her category.