RUNNING: Photo Special - Bridgwater Bolt 10k and Fun Run is another success
NEARLY 700 runners took part in the annual Bridgwater Bolt 10k on Sunday (April 30, 2017) from the Trinity Sports and Leisure Centre.
The race – organised by leisure trust 1610 - was sold out last year and the event has always proved popular with runners as the course is mainly flat taking in the Somerset Levels which makes it the perfect race for novice runners. It is also the biggest event in the 1610 race series.
The one lap course was changed this year to accommodate feedback from some runners about uneven terrain.
The course took in the villages of Chilton Trinity and Wembdon including a mix of urban roads and quiet country lanes. There were just two hills for runners to tackle on the course but there were plenty of beautiful views of the Quantock Hills and Somerset Levels to inspire participants on the way round.
Peter Monaghan, of Torbay Athletics Club, was first home in a time of 35mins 41secs, while the first female finisher was Kim Hill, of Taunton Athletics Club, in 40mins 24secs.
Runners of all abilities including walkers took part in the event with many raising money for various charities and organisations.
There was also a Junior 1k Fun Run which proved a success as well.
Photographer Brian Bateman was on hand to take some pictures of the event on behalf of the Bridgwater Press.
His photos can be seen in the galleries below.
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 1: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-1-april-30-2017/ .
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 2: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-2-april-30-2017/ .
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 3: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-3-april-30-2017/ .
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 4: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-4-april-30-2017/ .
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 5: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-5-april-30-2017/ .
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 6: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-6-april-30-2017/ .
Bridgwater Bolt 10k Photo Gallery Part 7: http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/04/30/bridgwater-bolt-10k-part-7-april-30-2017/ .