IF you’re in need of some motivation to keep running, here are ten races in Dorset and the New Forest where you can still get a place...

1. Sturminster Newton Half Marathon on Sunday, August 5 at 10.30am.To enter, visit fullonsport.com/event/sturminster-newton-half-marathon-2018.

2. The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run on Sunday, August 12 at 10.30am (choice of 10k or half marathon). Visit fullonsport.com/event/bridport-jurassic-coast-run.

3. The Purbeck 16 on Sunday, September 16 at 10am. Visit website t-pow.co.uk/enter-purbeck-16-2018

4. Purbeck Trail Series. The Studland 5k on August 26, The Beast (13 miles-ish) on September 2, 10.30am at Corfe Common, Purbeck Marathon on Sunday, September 16, and The Black Hill Run at Bere Regis on September 26. Spaces still available for 5k and 3k. The Studland Stampede, a 12k trail run and final race in the series on Sunday, October 14, is fully booked, but organisers will be releasing a few additional places in September for runners who can bring a volunteer to help on race day. See studlandstampede.co.uk

5. New Forest Marathon, Sunday September 9. New Park Showground, Brockenhurst. Variety of multi terrain routes starting with the marathon at 9am followed by a half marathon, 10k, 5k a fun run 1k and 200m junior run. See newforestmarathon.co.uk

6. Bournemouth Marathon Festival, October 7-8. The half marathon takes place at 8am followed by the full marathon at 10am on Sunday. There is also a choice of 10k, 5k and junior races taking places on Saturday. See bournemouthmarathon.com.

7. Weymouth 10 (miles) on Sunday, October 21 at 9.30am. To book, visit weareweymouth.co.uk/event/weymouth-10

8. The Stickler at Blandford on Sunday, October 28 at 10.30am. 10 miles and 1500ft of climbing. To book visit, dorsetdoddlers.org/thestickler.

9. Wimborne Dental 10 (miles) on Sunday, November 18 at 10.30am. To book see, wimborneac.co.uk/wimborne10home

10. Endurancelife - Coastal Trail Series at Lulworth Cove on Saturday, December 1 from 8am. 10K, half marathon, marathon, ultra and ultra plus courses. See endurancelife.com/dorset