Lets Save the Track
The Track. Save Our Track
From Steve: Morning everyone and after our meeting on Friday night we have a name Amanda Card who we should be able to find on the Yeovil Town Council website whome we can contact to show our support for the track and mudford rec as a whole . Just a quick note as the track will need recovering in the next five or six years and this has been quoted at around 500,000 pounds so obviously something to think about and maybe fundraise for going forward.
There was a good turnout at the Track to hear the County Councillors and also the Yeovil Councillor who the Somerset Council are trying hand the track over to. The cost to run the facilities which include the Hockey pitches is £80k a year and Yeovil Council get £1.5 m in our Council Tax Bills.
From Jo: On my a few roles left to fill for next Saturdays Yeovil Town RRC take over at Frogmary Green Farm parkrun. If you can help out, please head to the webpage & put your name down.
Farnborough Winter Half Marathon
From Fran: I did Farnborough half marathon today 1.36.54 and my daughter who ran with no number for training did 1.31.
From Margarita: First half of the month and year was the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon. It was advertised as a fast, flat course, I'm sure they forgot about the slight hills. A windy morning but a nice route around Farnborough International Airport out to Aldershot and then another lap around Farnborough International Airport. Loving that it warmed up today so I could bring the shorts back out. Loving the penguin on the medal.
From Mark: Sunday Long Training Run. Crewkerne railway station to Winsham along the Liberty Trail and back. Windy and muddy under foot.
1834 feet of climb.
From Lesley: Good turnout for this morning's run from Goldenstones, some doing 3 miles extra before joining us for our 10 miles and some choosing to cut off for a slightly shorter option. We had to divert as the path by Jack the Treacle Eater was blocked by a fallen tree , this resulted in us running an extra 0.5 miles. Well done all. From next week the 10 miles will start at 8.30am to allow those wanting extra miles to run before without losing too much sleep.
National Running Show
From Steve: A trip to the National Running Show at the NEC for Kate and I today. Lots of interesting speakers and exhibitors and a rather interesting travellator thingy.
PUB RUN – SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP – (18TH JANUARY 2024)
From Mark: With my weather app forecasting -5 deg C, it was going to be a cold, and possibly icy run, considering the recent floods. For these reasons four of us (Sue, Louise, Elie, and myself) decided to do a shorter than usual run. Leaving the pub, and running eastward through the village, it was not uncomfortably cold, and the road seemed dry. There were crunchy bits in the road, but it was not slippery. We reached West Lambrook and turned right at picken bridge. The sky was clear, and I spotted orion among the stars. We headed south towards meadowlea farm, and did an anti-clockwise loop around Compton Durville. The farm dogs barked as we passed twice. We continued to Shapway cross and turned right. Running along littlefields lane, there was a considerable amount of ice, so caution was needed. Turning right at the end we ran the last leg through the village back to the pub. Thanks all for the run, and thanks Phil for organising. For the post run meal eight of us sat round one table in front of the open fire which had unfortunately burnt out.
Released On 21st Jan 2024