CHARD Road Runners had running in mind on Saturday evening with two events drawing seven members.

First off were Liam Whyte and Phil Goodridge-Reynolds, who headed off to Somerton for the Wessex 10k race.

They both made early headway out into the lanes heading out of Somerton.

Both CRRs were going well and gained places over the hilly section.

As they headed into the final stretch it was Whyte who crossed first for CRRs in 41m 54s 15/207 with Goodridge-Reynolds crossing in 47m 41s 47/207.

The next event was across the border into Dorset for the Shave Cross mini marathon, a five-mile multi-terrain race with 72 years of history.

Five CRRs - Wayne Loveridge, Celia Cohen, Simon Hall, Claire Pomeroy and Gary Wheaton - headed off from Kitty’s Farm across the fields to quiet country lanes.

Loveridge led the field with the next CRR being Cohen.

Hall quickly took advantage of the hill section, taking several places, with Pomeroy in hot pursuit.

Loveridge crossed in first place in 27m 43s which earned him the honour of first name on the results chalk board and holding the aged trophy for a year.

Cohen was next CRR followed by Hall 42m 55s in 40th, Pomeroy in 44m 32s and 43rd, and Wheaton in 48m 11s and 53rd.