Its a Bit Hilly in Gilly
The Cornish Marathon
This is one on the best value Marathons out there with a Pasty, a Hoodie and free tea, two hours down the road not far from Bodmin. It is a bit hilly and a flood you have to run through twice. But all done and number 199 in the bag, just have to wait four weeks now for the Lanzarote marathon and the big 200.
Primary School's Cross Country Race 3 - Aldon Hill
This Tuesday 6th November
Help appreciated anytime between 2.00 and 5.00pm
The Thames Meander
From Anita: Been for a marathon Meander along the Thames with Lynne today, it was flat but boy was it tough. Lots of boats having a regatta on the river so really busy in places.
Please, if you are attending the awards night and have not paid or completed your food order or for your guest then please do, time is running out.
See below FINAL Hat Qualifiers. Order going to suppliers first thing tomorrow morning so if I've missed anyone please let me know today. Thanks and well done all.
Dave Gillard June Moule Martin Alderman
Elspeth Fontana Kat Hurford Mike Collins
Haiden Watts Lyndsay Wasiewicz Rob Adams
Holly Tilley Mel Dodge Shaun Powell
Jack Straw Mags Kusmierczyk Tim Willis
James Hutt Mark Copping Trevor Strelley
Yun Mi Jang
Alan Smith Graham Still Louise Hallett
Andy Brown Harriet Quast Luke Hicks
Anita Garrett Jeff Watson Malcolm Maxted
Becky Burton Jo Henley Natalie Robins
Carl Hedges Kirsty Norman Paul Card
Caroline Watts Lesley Nesbitt Paula Odam
Claire Shucksmith Linda Membury Samantha Lloyd
Denise Byrd Liz Diamond Steve Lye
Andy Merrick Lindsay Saunders Sarah House
Anita Rufus Louise Ward Sharon Masters
Guy Williams Matt Driver Stephanie Brearey
Katie Brooks Richard Dodge Steve Warren
Kev Brettle Richard Howes
Meon Valley Marathon
From Mark Pike: Meon Valley Marathon today. A well-organised event with 200 entrants running a 13-mile loop back to the start then an out and back section along a disused railway with only 700 meters of elevation gain. Well stocked aid stations every 4 miles and free tea, coffee, soup,
cake and biscuits at the finish and great bling! An easy off-road marathon, idea as a first attempt even this old worn out has been managed 3.57!
Gilly Hilly Photographs
From Kev: Today saw a small group of YTRRC runners venture to the Annual Gilly Hilly 7.5 mile undulating race. We welcome first time in Club vest Ed Siegle.
The race is run by Dorset Doddlers and has great support.... still recovering from The Stickler we had Richard Dodge Sharon Hardy
and Tim Willis .... Alison Griffiths helped Richard around .... she is preparing for Ali's Alleys ( Thursday pub run) so wanted to save herself ... Robert Adams ran well and was first Yeovil Male , with Judith Wilson first YTRRC Lady .. With Becky running fantastic... so a great little outing today👍. Who would have thought 12 months ago Matthew Driver would have done this and dashed off to Aldon for Cross Country ...That's just crazy😁
Ali found in hard to get back into the Car on the way home!!!!!!
From Rob Thompson: On my way home from the Marlow half, there was another YTRRC runner but we didn't catch up. An 'undulating' course. Pretty much uphill for the first 5 miles. About 350m of climbing all told. Perfect weather and really friendly marshalls. A tough one with wicked hills at 7 and I think 10miles, plus a cheeky one at 12! Not really any chance of a pb. Unfortunately, they've had issues with the medal suppliers and our 30th-anniversary medals will be posted out. They notified everyone by email and still sorted out a small medal for everyone at the finish. It's a quiet course on country lanes once out of Marlow, lovely scenery and mainly car-free. Definitely recommended.
Montacute on Saturday.
PUB RUN – WADEFORD (1st November 2018)
Simon and Nikki led a great pub run tonight. I think all of us but Phil and Pete were in one group. We ran down Pudleigh lane and continued to Clayhanger Common. We turned right and came out at the A358 near the Mill. We passed the Peacock gate and crossed over. We ran down the lane, climbed a humpback bridge and descended steps to the disused railway line. We continued south along the line and passed the reservoir. I didn’t know this but in the 1800’s Thomas Telford planned to build a large ship canal from Beer to the Parrett estuary. It would have been 90 feet wide and would have made Chard an important inland port. Could you imagine this? We left the line by an exit on the left and ran up a road reaching the outskirts of Chard. Crossing the main road we ran through housing and passed several dog walkers. Autumn leaves were all over the pavements. We then followed paths and crossed over the road to Combe St Nicholas. We climbed then split with some of us doing a hilly loop. The final leg was a steep descent down Foxdon hill to the pub. Thanks all, it was a good one tonight.
Released On 3rd Nov 2018