CHARD Road Runners were out in the sunshine this weekend, with three runners heading off to Bridgwater for the fast and furious Bridgwater Half Marathon.

This road race, with only a few minor hills, was sure to draw a big field wishing to gain new PBs.

Heading out for CRRs were Wayne Loveridge, Liam Whyte and Jack Dickenson.

They made good progress and avoided the pinch-point of the turning.

Loveridge pushed hard and was able to get in with the top three runners as they headed out of Bridgwater.

Dickenson, running his first half, was pushing hard to keep with the front pack.

As his legs started to strain at four miles, Whyte, taking a steadier pace, passed Dickenson, while Loveridge had stretched out a small lead ahead of the main pack.

Whyte kept to plan and was still taking good places with Dickenson not far behind, finding his best half marathon pace, heading into the finish.

Loveridge provided the crowd with an amazing sprint finish to take the finishing tape in first place and a time of 1h 14m (a London Marathon Championship runner pace).

Next crossing for CRRs was Whyte, who kept good focus to cross in 1h 33m, with Dickenson completing his first ever half marathon in 1h 45m.