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Weʼre raising £500 to replace outdoor play equipment at Tatworth Pre-school

Tatworth, Chard, UK

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As I enter my 50th year, I share the same anniversary with Tatworth Pre-school.

Tatworth Pre-school are a registered charity based in the rural community of Tatworth and South Chard in South Somerset.

The pre-school started in Tatworth Memorial Hall in 1969 and were allowed to rent a separate room within the Memorial Hall when the hall was extended to its current size. In 2010 they were provided with a purpose built building on the grounds of the Memorial Hall giving them much more inside space and much easier access to the outdoor space. The new building enabled the pre-school to provide education to more children from the local community.

As a charity they rely heavily on local government funding and parental contributions. These cover the day to day running costs but they find it difficult to replace equipment to enhance the children's learning experience.

In my 50th year I intend to partake in various running events with a total distance of at least 50 miles with the longest single event being a half marathon.

Events planned/completed to date:

Battle of Sedgemoor Series

26 Aug 2018 - Battle of Sedgemoor, Langport 10km (6.25 miles) road race around Langport. Event was completed in 1 hour 14 minutes on a fairly flat course; weather was very wet with spells of heavy rain.

1610 Series

9 September 2018 – Chard Chaser 10km (6.25 miles) road race around Chard. Event was completed in 1 hour 10 minutes mostly on country roads with a couple of stretches of rough track and a couple of fairly steep ascents; weather was forecast to be wet but turned out very warm with bright sunshine.

Flying Fox Running

15 Sept 2018 - Flying Fox Running, Nightjar Event, 5 miles cross country night race on Woodbury Common near Exmouth. Event completed in 58 minutes on a very pleasant cool evening.

20 October 2018 – Dark Woods, 6km cross country night race in Quantock Hills. Event completed in just under 47 minutes.

24 Nov 2018 - Flying Fox Running, Run From The Romans II, 5 miles cross country night race around Ham Hill Country Park near Yeovil.

5 Jan 2019 - Flying Fox Running, Ninesprings by Night, 10km (6 miles) cross country night race around Ninesprings Park in Yeovil.

Yeovil Half Marathon

31 March 2019 - Yeovil Half Marathon, 13.2 miles road race in and around Yeovil.

This comes to roughly 49 miles so am still looking for another event to get beyond the 50 miles mark. I am aware that Flying Fox have another event planned for February 2019 so will probably participate in that.

Training is going well with runs of 6-7 miles in length but now need to concentrate on speed and inclusion of hills. With the colder darker evenings training is now taking place in a local gym; combination of some weight training and cardio training on a treadmill and exercise bike.

Many thanks for your support; it will be very much appreciated by the children of Tatworth Pre-School; now and in the future.

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  • Robert Henson5 days ago
    Robert Henson

    Robert Henson

    5 days ago

    Run from the Romans on Ham Hill was a very chilly but thankfully dry evening and finished in 1:04 and also won the Best Dressed fancy dress prize with my Roman Emperor toga outfit.

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  • Robert Henson16 days ago
    Robert Henson

    Robert Henson

    16 days ago

    Run from the Romans II went very well. Time of 1 hour and 4 minutes. A very chilly damp evening, even more so as I was dressed in a toga.

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  • Robert Henson20 days ago
    Robert Henson

    Robert Henson

    20 days ago

    I seem to be behind on a couple of updates. Dark Woods official time was 46:50. I was quite pleased with that, fancy dress as the Wicked Witch of the Woods went down quite well; no prize this time though. It felt strange to have hair again, the wig was not the most comfortable of clothing. Anyway, onward and upward. Next event is this coming weekend; The Run from The Romans II. Organised by Flying Fox Running around the Roman hill fort of Ham Hill at Stoke Sub Hamdon near Yeovil. Doing the 5 mile event in the dark and cold in fancy dress.

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Page last updated on: 12/7/2018 12:46 AM



  • Monica Mason

    Monica Mason

    Dec 5, 2018

    Well done! What a great way to raise funds for the pre school.


  • kelly foote

    kelly foote

    Nov 30, 2018

    Well done, fantastic effort 😊


  • S Creagh

    S Creagh

    Nov 15, 2018

    Thank you 😃


  • Zac Henson

    Zac Henson

    Aug 30, 2018

    Great start, keep it up.


  • Mary Dewar

    Mary Dewar

    Aug 30, 2018

    Good start, keep it up and hope it all goes well.




    Aug 28, 2018

    Well done Rob, we know how difficult it is to fit this sort of stuff in around work and get people to support - good on you !


  • Tom Henson

    Tom Henson

    Aug 26, 2018

    Good start with langport 10km, keep it up.


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