Just a Few 10ks

Just a Few 10ks

Tarrant Valley 10K

From Claire:  Todays 10K took me to Tarrant Monkton for the Tarrant Valley 10K (or the TV10 to the locals!) Fantastic trail race set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Great support out on the undulating (hilly!) route with water and jelly baby stations every 2K which was very welcome as it was hot out there today! Starting and finishing at the village pub very handy! (who do great food!) The ford and stream running through the village were great for a post run cool down. All profits from the race were split between 3 great charities Guide Dogs for the Blind, Weldmar Hospicecare and the local village church. Pleased with my time as 7 mins faster than the last 10K trail race and I stopped to help someone who fell! A race that I would definitely recommend (if you like trails and hills!) and one I would definitely do again

Morecambe 10km

From Terry: So today the green and white vest was on Morecambe Prom for the Morecambe 10km. It was a big field, and it was good to be running the amazing Lancaster Series again. Improved on last year by 2m 20s. It may be flat, but there was a very strong wind off Morecambe Bay. The last 3km into the wind was tough. Finished in 53.23. Happy with that. Bring on the Crewkerne Hills next week.

Bath Two Tunnels 10k

From Ann: What an amazing day ran the bath two tunnels 10k what a lovely race it was so hot so those tunnels were very much needed for shade and breeze, the second tunnel I thought would never end it just went on and on for what seemed like forever . Because you ran in waves im not going to lie it was very intimidating because there was less runners I would say just over 100. I didn't want to be last and training has not been a lot as still recovering but I managed to knock of nearly another 2 minutes from last 10k 50. 40 I done it in so a new personal best . Super proud im getting there with faster times go me . Its a great atmosphere here with food stations half way and at the end and also food stalls ,you can even get a sports massage after if you want.


Park Runs

From Jo:  In celebration of Tony’s 100th Parkrun, some of us headed over to Somerdale Pavilion parkrun. The famous Curly Wurly Parkrun. What can I say other than it was great fun . You do the curly Wurly part 3 times & the rest of the course is just as twisty & turney!! The weather was glorious & we all finished (as per photos) with a smile on our faces. Then we headed off to The Coffee Den for another great breakfast. Top accolade was given by Helen Nesbitt stating “this is the best cooked breakfast”!! Thank you Suze Rudkin for booking us in. Thank you to my amazing husband Triss Samuel for driving us & many congratulations Tony on your 100th Parkrun.

From Taryn: From FrogMary. And Mel Dodge’s 150 parkrun. Go YTRRC

From Mafalda: We had a little group this morning at The Great Field parkrun also. All did well as always.

From Adam: Weymouth Park Run with double buggy and family followed by wavy sea swim and breakfast!!

Ride London

From Yunmi:  You wouldn't run a marathon without training, like wise You wouldn't do a 100mile ride without significant amount of training. Yet a year ago, few of us entered Ford RideLondon100 believing that we would be marathon fit. We just have to train our butt's off to get used to riding after April's Marathon. Then a year has gone by and the day came......

Report for NOT running related..

Ridelonon 100. 25th May 2024

Rain, wind and thunderstorm was the forecast. Waterproof jacket(without the hood), mudguard and shoecover were added to the list the day before. Nolan packed the bikes, booked the parking and drove. Yun Mi packed the picnic. Arriving at Chelsea at 6:30am, we rode to the start with a quick stop at Buckingham Palace, St James Park and through to Embankment. We were in the queue to start and spotted all sorts of bikes. There were a couple riding a tandom bike together-perhaps heading for a divorce and others riding a fold up bike to show off of their long legs.

The first 33 miles went smoothly. Another rider had an accident, so we had to get off our saddles and wait. The stop perhaps wasn't to bad as we could stretch our legs and chat to some of YTRRC friends Richard was instigating our competitive spirit asking, 'Are you at the front or Nolan?' then the fun began . Once we got back on the bike, Nolan charged up the hills disappearing out of sight, but down hills his parachute ( hooded rainjacket which strangled his throat)opened up and slowed him down. Giving me opportunities to get in front of him again and again. We played this game many hills then suddenly we got confused and lost each other in the crowd . I pulled over and waited for Nolan who thought I was behind so paddling slowly. Just before a big hill climb at mile 85, we agreed to ride to the finish together. And here it is we completed 103miles in 06:53:29 with smiles - mostly ( and cheating with wheels according to Richard again ) We had heavy rain, sun, 40kph head winds, but nothing dampened our spirits. We both knew how lucky we are to be able to take part in the ride and being able to keep moving forward. Thanks to our friends & family who supported us and congratulated us on our completion.

Both myself and Nolan had a really good day and recommend to anyone who is looking for a different challenge .


From Mark: We didn’t want a trail run tonight, so the not so fast group (Kate, Sue, JC, and myself) did the usual circuit of country lanes in the clockwise direction. The faster runners had a bigger group.

Leaving the pub, we ran south westward to Littlewindsor, then headed north to Seaborough via a right turn. Turning right, and passing a church and barn, we continued along the Monarch’s way. We descended towards Misterton, and followed the right fork, which meant climbing Knowle lane. At the top of Knowle Hill, we were passed by the faster group. The last leg was an undulating run along Mosterton Down Lane, and descent back down to the village and pub.

It was Pie night so you had a choice of pie, and a good selection of help yourself vegetables. Thanks Phil for organising.

Released On 31st May 2024

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