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This is the unofficial site of the Ham Hill Hash House Harriers, run by Martin "Mixy" Chaffey and will  be the new home of various photos and bits and pieces...


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 0 Comments- Add comment | Back to HOME & NEWS Written on 04-Apr-2011 by MartinChaffey

Spring approacheth and March came with a bang, as the new Great Western 10km took shape. A variety of reasons may be behind the lower than expected numbers but the course was enjoyed more than expected. The recce run on the week before the race turned out to be Pete Jakeman’s swansong before a spell of enforced recovery when he got well and truly plastered. The race itself went well – no fallings out with anyone, and a field of 135 justifying the event, and with the positive feedback, looks like we’ll be back next year. A day after the Great Western saw the next hash – laid by the Vaseline Queen and newly named Lackov, out of the Lamb & Lark at Limington – see the Reports section.

 After the disastrous tsunami in Japan, the Club joined the international Run for Japan campaign organised by Martin Yelling – it was good to contribute, with 347 miles dedicated to the cause and a sum of £150 donated.

 March also saw difficult times in personal life and a change of circumstances at home, but we’ll keep this light and stick to the running..

 There was a return to racing on Saturday 26th, with the Nightrunner event held at Beer. A small turn out from Yeovil saw only Martin & Lin Lascelles, in colours of Maiden Newton, Andy Goodman in Doddlers blue and Richard Dodge running with me. It’s a nice run although the start had been moved so the first thing was a drag up the big hill to Beer Head – so you’re knackered from the word go! Running round the lanes in the dark is good fun, and we dropped down through the woods to the disappointment of finding the ice cream shop at Branscombe was closed. There was the long stretch across the beach – quite awesome with the torches switched off (and also helped not to see how far it was to the Stairway to Heaven!).

 Race day dawned for the new Yeovil Half Marathon, and 750 entrants ended up with nearly 700 runners making their way to the start line at Huish Park, amongst them over 70 Club members – including Chris “Sportacus” Burton on his way to a World Record bid for fastest half marathon dressed as a TV character. All seemed to go well and the lack of road closures, a concern before the event, did not detract, and all completed the event successfully.

 The clocks have now gone forward – Spring is here, and we’ve had the first runs in the lighter evenings. My group on Tuesday had the traditional run up to Jack the Treacle Eater – none seemed inspired to try running to London on the strength of a tin of treacle! I then joined the South Molton Strugglers on Wednesday evening for a run round the Molton lanes, getting ready for April running – and the hope of more frequent updates of this site!

Great Western photos - https://picasaweb.google.com/yeoviltownrrc01/GreatWestern10km#

Lamb & Lark hash photos - https://picasaweb.google.com/yeoviltownrrc01/LambLarkHash13032011#

Yeovil Half photos - https://picasaweb.google.com/yeoviltownrrc01/YeovilHalfMarathon#

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