RUNNING: Wayne wins Portland Half Marathon for Chard Road Runners

RUNNING: Wayne wins Portland Half Marathon for Chard Road Runners

THERE was a fantastic first place finish for Wayne Loveridge of Chard Road Runners in the Portland Half Marathon.

Wayne was soon among the front-runners not long after the start as the pack headed up the steep climb onto the island which is only joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach.

He quickly settled into his stride and followed the coastal path with the wind making the already freezing temperatures feel even colder.

The 7.5-mile marker was the turning point for Wayne as he took the lead. With the steep downhill coming up Wayne had to take a leap of faith that the ground conditions would keep him upright.

And as he entered into the last 100m Wayne could finally settle and sprint into the finishing tape with a fantastic first place in a time of 1h 33m 34s.

A total of 169 runners took part in the Portland Half Marathon on Sunday (February 4, 2018).

PHOTO – TOP: Wayne Loveridge in action.

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