CHARD Road Runners had three runners at the Bridgwater 10k and Half Marathon road races on Sunday.

The day started a bit overcast and with a hint of a breeze all excellent conditions for both Wayne Loveridge and Adrian Male for Chard Road Runners in the half marathon.

As they crossed the start line and headed out into the country lanes, the breeze soon became an abrasive headwind, making the first half of the course a tough run.

Loveridge was pushing for a top 10 position in this strong field of runners and by the halfway was closing in on his goal - Male was finding the going tough but was still picking off places.

Loveridge was pushing hard and crossed the line first for Chard in a time of 01.15.10 and 5/327 overall.

Male followed in with a time of 1.47.57 (104/327).

Next up was the Bridgwater 10k, and running for CRRs was Stephen Barnes taking on his first ever 10k road race.

With the sun coming out this was going to be a hot race and Barnes was off hard to avoid the early pinch-points.

Heading out of town, Barnes found himself in the top 20 runners of a very competitive field and on hitting the 5k halfway point was feeling strong.

Turning into the home straight back in the town and with a sprint finish, Barnes crossed the line in a time of 38.33 and a fantastic 7/215.

While the competitive edge is always fun for the CRR’s, this Saturday saw five runners taking part in a social run from Chard to Lyme Regis.

The mainly off-road route was good fun for all runners.