LOCAL runners ran the New Year in at the Forest Park Run at Berry Hill in two separate runs last weekend.

MonRoss Trail Blazer Toby Dickens sped around the 5km woodland course in 18.51 to finish second in the 103-strong New Year’s Eve field, matched by club mate Gavin Jones in Sunday’s 105-strong run (18.36).

Newent Runners’ Ruth Hayden-Cox was also fastest woman on Saturday in a PB 23.59.