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raised of £500 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £240 to replace outdoor play equipment at Tatworth Pre-school

    Tatworth, Chard, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 30th November 2019

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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. 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. 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.

    1 Jan 2019 - Chard Flyer, 10km road race around Chard

    Yeovil Half Marathon

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

    Training is going well with runs of 6-10 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.



    • Robert Henson1 year ago
      Robert Henson

      Robert Henson

      1 year ago

      Having done over 400 miles when including the training I have decided to increase my target. I am going to aim for 500 miles in total. I know of some events in the near future, including another half marathon, which I can enter and I can continue the training. It has also been suggested that I aim even higher and go for a full marathon, maybe London 2020.

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    • Robert Henson1 year ago
      Robert Henson

      Robert Henson

      1 year ago

      So this what I've been training for, Yeovil Half Marathon completed today in time of 2h 23m 12s. Over the 2h 15m that I was hoping for but still very proud of that time as first time running a half marathon.

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    • Robert Henson1 year ago
      Robert Henson

      Robert Henson

      1 year ago

      Less than a month to go until Yeovil Half Marathon. Training runs have hit the double figures mark at last. 12.5 miles last weekend. Planning on doing shorter runs during the week to concentrate on speed and include hills with longer runs at weekends to increase endurance.

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    • Gary & Lynn Parfoot

      Gary & Lynn Parfoot

      Apr 23, 2019

      Well done.


    • Anna


      Apr 23, 2019

      Well done Rob


    • Gemma Boyce

      Gemma Boyce

      Apr 23, 2019


    • Kathryn Rodda

      Kathryn Rodda

      Apr 20, 2019

      Keep on running!


    • Jean Pooley

      Jean Pooley

      Apr 8, 2019

      Well done Rob and Josh on completing the half marathon.Love Jean & Mick xx


    • Anonymous


      Apr 1, 2019

      Hi Rob, well done and hope you achieve your target. Love Mags & Bill.

    • McElroy Household

      McElroy Household

      Mar 31, 2019

      Well done Rob


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