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The St. Mary’s School Association

(supported by Egdon Heath Harriers)



The Puddletown Plod

Half Marathon Road Race

(licence number - applied for)


Sunday 10th June 2018





Following on from our successful course upgrade to half marathon distance event in 2016, the 2018 will also be taking place, of the same length.... time to get those trainers on and get training!



The top three in the men's 2017  race were as follows, with an emphatic victory to David Broadley of Poole AC:


1 1:15:25 David Broadley Poole AC
2 1:17:30 Iain Trickett Dorset Doddlers
3 1:20:15 Steve Claxton Poole Runners


In the women's competition, the top three finishers were headed by Nikki Sandell, representing Bournemouth AC:


27 1:32:20 Nikki Sandell Bournemouth AC
30 1:35:42 Clare Martin Purbeck Runners
33 1:32:42 Judith Vlaarkamp Lytchett Manor Striders


In the team competition it was a victory for the women of Littledown Harriers, with Egdon Heath Harriers took the plaudits in the men's section.








St. Mary’s C.E. Middle School Puddletown


Main Sponsor








supported by



 Post-Race Massage

There will be a team from Massage Weymouth available to help with any issues

and to offer post-race massages.



Please check the entries and final instructions. We are really looking forward to seeing you all next Sunday. If you have yet to enter, go on, you'll love it!



Thankyou to all of you who came along and took part in the 2017 race. We hope you enjoyed the event, and will be joining us in 2018 as were are part of the Dorset County Championships



Welcome to the website of the Puddletown Plod Half Marathon Road Race.


Please note that your on-line entry will be acknowledged by e-mail (postal please check the online entry list), so numbers will need to be collected from the school sports hall on the day of the race


In 2017 we are delighted to be part of the Dorset Road Race League, as we were last year. A record 250 runners took part in an enjoyable race in 2013, with plenty of effort from all, whether running for a time, as part of a team, or to complete an achievable challenge.


The race is organised by a willing band of volunteers. This includes staff, parents and friends of the school.


We enjoy organising the race and welcome all runners, who have always been friendly ‘clients’ in the race. Any funds made in the 2018 race will go towards funding items for the children of the school. Course details, along with entry details are available on this website.


The proceeds from 2013 - 2015 have enabled us to partially refurbish the school library. We have purchased sofas, enhanced the range of non-fiction books on offer and the library has been re-painted to make it a more welcoming area.   In 2016 the monies raised for the school went towards rejuvenating the school swimming pool.


The race brings the community of runners to the school, raises money and promotes sport.


The running family is full of some great people and we would like to extend a very warm welcome to as many of you as possible on 10th June 2018.