CHARD Road Runners set 2020 off with The Flyer, a 10k Race running along cycle paths and country lanes through the Chard Reservoir and finishing.

This year, 161 Runners took to the start-line at 11 O'clock New Years Day for another successful event - thank you to Chard Cricket Club, the marshals and all who took part.

On Sunday, five CRRs took on the Axmouth Challenge, either the nine-mile or five-mile races.

Gary Wheaton crossed the five-mile race finish line 1.00.10.

In the nine-mile race, Emma Male crossed first for CRRs in 1.34.17, with Helen Baxter sprinting over the line in 1.35.35.

Coming in next was Simon Hall in 1.38.19 and Claire Pomeroy got home in 1.42.17.

Four Chard runners headed to the Stoke Stampede 10k Road race centred around the village of Stoke-St-Gregory.

Steve Barns was in a fast-paced battle to the finish line and crossed in 37.36 (10/380), a PB which helped him to third in his age category.

Next was Jack Dickenson in 40.38 (24/380), another PB and quick enough for the first junior male prize.

Stevie Potter crossed in 44.04 (56/380), a PB, and then came Phil Goodridge-Reynolds who finished in 44.03 (66/380), also a PB.

CRRs' Wayne Loveridge was representing Somerset at the South West Cross Country Championships in Yeovil.

The race, over 5.2k, was very close and Loveridge kept the pressure on to the finish crossing the line in 35.09, helping Somerset finish third out of six counties.