In its brand new home of Gerrads Farm in Pilsden, White Star Runnings Dorset Invader Races took place over the weekend. With 4 different races on offer over the extended break, there is a fun camping vibe. Set amongst organic farms, wildlife reserves and sites of scientific interest in the rolling countryside in West Dorset, the course promises to be a challenge. It winds its way around the 6 hill forts surrounding the area, but it also promises some spectacular views across the county and out to sea.
Two Roadrunners made the trip over for the bank holiday to take on the half marathon. Team Wilmott took to the trails in this revamped version of this race.
Setting out at 10am, overhead was more overcast than the previous day’s clear sky, the temperature was perfect as they set out into the countryside. Taking in the surrounding villages of Laverstock and Stoke Abbott there is, peppered in between, some 1700 feet of elevation, making this race not for the faint hearted.
It didn’t deter team Willmot from smashing it out the park with Pete coming across the line in 6th place with Jodie just a couple of minutes behind in 9th overall and 1st Female.
Peter Wilmott- 2.01.21
Jodie Wilmott- 2.03.26