RUNNERS from Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne tackled Yeovil Half Marathon on Sunday.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson set nearly 1,000 athletes on their way in glorious weather.

Francis Tickner won the race, crossing the finish line at Huish Park in a record 1 hour 7 minutes.

The first female finisher was Lucy McAllister in 1 hour and 17 minutes.