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Firstly a huge thank you from Keith and I for our goodies on Friday night…… we could not believe our eyes….so grateful, and very unneccessary!!!

Well done to all the prize winners….

Best newcomer female ….. Kirstie Booth

Best newcomer male ……. Mark Bysouth

Most Improved female….. Ellie Steer

Most Improved male…..Simon Patterson

Best Vet female….. Kim Hill

Best vet male …… Steve Willis

Endurance award ….. Simon Tranter

Performance award ….. Girls National Road relays team …. Kirstie Booth, Kim Hill, Kate Drew, Ellie Steer

Also a new perpetual award devilishly concocted by Suzi and Ursula for Commitment to Running went to Alan Bolon…..



Sutton Benger flyer, 5 miles….. Nick Daniels 17th 30.44

Brent Knoll… off road 5.7 mile….. Jon Gilling 2nd (1st vet), Nick Daniels and Carl Ward… (sorry still awaiting full results)

Jon G crowned winner of the Somerset Series!! Well Done!


An email from Alan, who is this years recipient of the VLM place….. just a warm up for the below…

Hi Sharr;

With pleasure I'd like to let you and Keith know, that I was accepted with registration to represent Taunton Athletic Club, on one from the most difficult Ultra - Trail Races in Poland 107k on 15 - 16 of June 2018. The time limit to finish this tough mountain race is 26 hours. Start is 6 pm. The difficulty level of this race is relevant to Ultra Trail Mont Blanc UTMB, rocky muddy and wet terrain ( 6000 meters ascent and descent ) and is qualifying race to UTMB as well.

It's gonna be the biggest challenge in my life I think ...

So I have around 7 months for training and please give me hills sessions as many is possible :)


A belated thank you to Carl for organising the 10 mile breakfast run from his….. incredibly tough, but really fun……. Apparently the fastest I moved was when he dragged a bag of sweets out that was hidden in the hedge half way and I was worried the others would have finished them all…..


This Sunday 3rd Dec

Wellington Monument trial run.

Meet at the Catherine Wheel in Hemyock at 9.30.


Any more takers for a trip to Cornwall for the Looe 10m race….. 24/25 Feb….. need to know by 1st Dec to book….


Happy running

S x

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