Some Marathon in London
The VMLM 2021
So it was the VMLM or Virtual and we had a fair few taking part and more doing it Virtually. Well done to our Sub 3 man Paul Card and Lesley on another good Age Cat.
FromSandra: My first Marathon! London. A truly great experience. Loved it. Such amazing support!!
From Sue: Well I did it London marathon, this can be considered as my PB as I won't be doing one again. A great day, well organised and supportive, even had good weather unt the last few miles, but the sun did come out again. Thanks for the support of Frances Malin technical and June Moule mental support.
From Steve: Ran out of steam at mile 17. It is a bloody long way though! Bit slower than I wanted but NO cramp!!!! Time for a beer.
From Gav: 1st London Marathon complete. Loved it.
From Nichola: I might have been injured for the majority of the year so racing the London Marathon wasn’t an option. But there’s not a chance I wasn’t going to get the distance in! You marathon runners are in another league - I’m not sure I could ever run one!!! The app was way out compared to my Garmin. I could of quit early but I’m too stubborn. Pics of the only Yeovil runner I saw whilst out - you were smashing it, well done!
From Lesley: That's London marathon no 8 complete. The weather conditions were good after yesterday's torrential rain. I just happened to be at the start line with Sally from Forever Running Taunton and as we're similar pace we ran the whole race together, not that there was much conversation going on! She was stronger than me in the latter miles and finished slightly before me, but thanks to her for her company. It was good to see people en route, Steve Lye, Luke Hicks and Julius Naim, who overtook me. Not to mention the spectators, particularly Tony, Helen and Ali (Paul Card's sister) who were cheering, well shouting at miles 6 and 14. Also Catherine (twice), my cousin whose son (my 2nd cousin!) was running, a couple #401foundation supporters. Sorry if I missed anyone. Thanks to everyone for your comments and support on FB, WhatsApp etc.
From Dave: As it’s Super Marathon Sunday, I thought that I’d add mine. Just completed the Hangers Heroes Marathon, a really great low key event that raises money for charity. Pretty tough course and some challenging weather at times. As an added bonus I was the 1st male (not a particularly competitive field but I’ll take it)
From Anita: Hanger Heros marathon with Lynne and Tara today. Dave was there too, obviously only saw him at the start! A charity trail run with one loop with beautiful scenery. Elevation: Well what goes up, just continues to go up, this seemed to be a trend, the down never really seemed to compensate for it. Weather report on the Dorset coast: sunshine, rain, hail, thunder & lightening and repeat - I honestly didn't have a dry bit left on me. Definitely wasn't getting the phone out to take a photo even of the stunning rainbows. Lovely tea & cakes midway and at the end.The weather was so bad my number disintegrated and to top it off a wooden medal.
The Marathon is always on the first Sunday in Oct starting at Salisbury and finishing at Winchester, there is an option to do a Half and also a 4 team relay. They allow early starts as well. I started at 10:30 and the weather was good for running but we did have rain in the middle and due to the weather this week it was sticky in places and the odd puddle on mud. I was playing cat and mouse with a lady GP and this came in handy later on in the race but that's another story. The route is mostly Trial but does has a fair bit of track and hard road surface also very undulating but a great Race and there are so many Marshalls and very well signed posted, plenty of aid stations as well, so give it a go. I also doubled this up as my Virtual London.
Windsor Trail Marathon
From Marathon Jo: Well that is it, my last ever marathon run. I know I have said that before but then #TheLighthouseclub pulled on my heart strings. There are too many people to thank individually but there are a few people who I have to mention : my running partner in crime Linda Membury - you made all the training runs enjoyable, even the pants ones & sharing today running with you was great. #hsscareers - HSS have really got behind me & been fantastic with both sponsorship & getting behind my Just Giving page.
Everyone who has donated - after all that is the only reason I was doing it!! Triss Samuel - my kind hearted, supportive, loving, amazing fiancé, your patience while I have been out running all these miles has been second to none. You are my world & I l
From Brain: I have passed 200 miles on my virtual SW coast path
From Donna: Yay we have another finisher, the lovely Nichola Chesterton, now poor Nic was injured and during her injury time instead of running the races she wanted too, she marshalled Martock 10k and the BagYard and possibly another. Well done Nic hope to see you back at club runs soon
Sara Driver 4.75 miles left
Mel Cox 7.50 miles left
Natasha Turner 36 miles left
Shaun Powell 46.11 miles left
The rest have a way to go
From Katie: WOW What a great parkrun. Thank u everyone who came and ran/plodded despite the rain u guys are so amazing. Thank u YTRRC for my card . Thank you to EVERYONE in the club who has given me support with running and in my personal life in the last 8ish years. I have made some life long friends and the most trusured memories. I will never forget this fantastic club and i will be back down to visit at some point. If any of u come up to Keswick look me up and we can grab a beer Thank u all . take care and run safe (drinks up The Arrow 7.30 Monday night if anyone wants to come along)
Hope it all goes well Katie and from all the Club we will miss you.
PUB RUN – SOUTH PETHERTON (30TH September 2021)
From Mark: Our group had me, Louise, JC, and Paul who was new. Sue handed me a route she had planned but was not running. It was overcast and wet so poor visibility meant head torches were needed later on. We left the pub and I managed to find my way to Carey’s hollow which we ran along. At Fout’s Cross farm we turned right. We ran along Shapway, turned left and ran along Littlefields lane to Shepton Beauchamp where we stopped outside the pub to take photos. We continued through the village and reached West Lambrook where we turned right at Picken bridge. We passed Compton Durville and turned left. This undulating lane took us back to South Petherton where the sound of church bells guided us back to the pub. Thanks Sue for the route, and to Phil for organising. The pub food was very good.
Released On 3rd Oct 2021