The Yeovil Half Marathon 2017
First of all a great turn out by the Club both from those running and the support around the course. It was a great day for running but cold for the supporters early on.
Well done to James Flynn who was first Clum member over the line with Darrell Sheen 2 seconds behind bet that was a good race down the Quedam. Our first lady was Nikki Guiver with Anna Lloyd very close behind. The club results can be seen here. We had 83 runners who were registered as Yeovil Town RRC, so if your name is missing you need to update your Full on Sport profile.
The full results can be seen here.
A massive well done to all the Club runners who managed PB's and also those running their first Half. A big thanks to Steve and Linda for the photographs especially the new Club Group phot. Sorry is you were not in it as it was taken slightly early as the organisers wanted us at the start.
Just some of the photographs that were taken today.
From Emma Machen:
Massive thanks to those of you that were out there cheering today and an even bigger thank you to Adam for keeping me going for most of the race, I'd never have got under 2:30 without you! This time last year me and Daz Swithenbank were sat on the sofa complaining about the roads being closed and this year we were running in it 😂 our first half marathon! Couldn't have done it without loads of you lovely people at the club, keeping us going in the early days when a 5k was a struggle let alone a half! So many of you have given us advice, support and praise since we joined last August. So thank you! For making us feel welcome and for making us 2 very happy people this morning when we crossed that finish line! ☺
And finally, as they missed the Group photograph.
|Magdalena Kuśmierczyk and Yunmi Jang|
Kids Cross Country
The final Primary Schools Cross Country of the season
This Wednesday 29th March
Any help much appreciated, anytime between 2.00 and 5.00pm
400+ children expected!!
Yeovil Dark Knights
A trip in the Dark (although it was light driving there)
Saturday 25th saw the presentation evening for the Wild Night Run Series of which a small posse of YTRRC runners have been attending under the pseudonym “The Dark Knights”. The venue was a small pub on Dartmoor so a quick tour of the surrounding area including turning up at the wrong village was inevitable.
Unfortunately, only Anita Rufus and Matt Driver made the journey with others saving themselves for the exertions of Sunday morning to come…but we made our presence felt!
Overall Series Short Course stars included Steph Brearey – 1st senior female overall, backed up by Liz Diamond in 3rd. Anita scored 2nd vet 40 too!
With the Male Overall Series Short Course, we had Nathan Gardiner – 2nd male overall also backed up by Richard Dodge as 2nd Vet 50!
In the Long Series events, we’re talking 1/2m, 10 miles, 10K, there was a series-long battle for points culminating in a win needed at the last event. Matt achieved this, thereby drawing equal first for Male Vet 50 with a chap called Nick White – they then battled for the title of “cheesiest smile”, but Matt doesn’t like cheese so he lost that.
MUDDLED MAN - PUB RUN
We split into 3 groups tonight for the pub run at West Chinnock. Simon's run took us westwards to Bow Gate and onto the A356. A left turn at Hut Gate got us heading towards Merriott. We turned right and ran past a pub and the church. At the end, we turned left and ran down to the shop. This shop supplied me with a pork pie on a long Sunday training run a year or more ago. A left turn completed the loop of the village and we ran back the way we came in. No real darkness tonight and no stars to gaze at. The international space station, previously reported, was more likely to have been Venus. We went up Snails Hill and ran through Middle Chinnock. We continued past Poop Hill Bridge. I can't remember any smell though. The final leg of this 6.4 mile run was past the olden petrol pumps back to the pub.
1. Tuesday Club Night is at YTFC 6:15 pm 28th March.
3. Track night on Friday at 6:15 pm
4. The Sunday Run will be at Montacute at 9:00 am 2nd April
5. The next Championship race is Sun 2nd 10k Penselwood 11.00 am