CHARD Road Runners were in action at the Langport Runners’ Battle of Sedgemoor 10k road race.

Stepping up to the line for CRRs were Liam Whyte, Kate Philips, Philip Goodridge-Reynolds, Lizzie Cox, Helen Baxter and Nicola Smith.

With the race starting and finishing at the Huish Academy, this near-flat fast route attracts a large field, heading off the start line with some pace for CRRs were Whyte, Philips and Goodridge-Reynolds.

They kept a close watch on each other as the race headed out of Langport to the villages and quiet country lane around Muchelney and Drayton.

Cox started to make great progress in the simmering heat with Baxter and Smith keeping the CRR flag flying close behind.

As the race headed back into Langport, Whyte had opened a bit of a lead over Philips who was still chasing hard.

Right behind her, Goodridge-Reynolds was keeping great pace, while Cox pulled ahead of Baxter as the heat was taking its toll.

Entering the Academy ground first for CRRs was Whyte, who sprinted well to the line crossing in 43m 01s (50th out of 431).

Next pushing for the line was Phillips crossing in 45m 50s (77/431), followed soon after by Goodridge-Reynolds in 46m 11s (83/431).

Cox crossed the line in 1h 00m 51s (283/431), with Helen Baxter in 1h 00m 53s (284/431).

Smith finished in 1h 13m 08s (398/431).