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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 to date:

26 Aug 2018 - Battle of Sedgemoor, Langport 10km (6 miles) road race around Langport

Battle of Sedgemoor Series

15 Sept 2018 - Flying Fox Running, Nightjar Event, 9.25 miles cross country night race on Woodbury Common near Exmouth

24 Nov 2018 - Flying Fox Running, Run From The Romans II, 10 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

Flying Fox Running

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

Yeovil Half Marathon

This comes to roughly 45 miles so am still looking for another event to get up to the 50 miles mark. Bath and/or Bristol Half Marathons have been suggested so will see how I get on and will consider those.

Training has already started with a daily run of 2-3 miles. This will increase over the next few weeks to ensure I am at the fitness required for the Langport 10km in 6 weeks time and will continue to increase in the weeks following.

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 Henson25 days ago
    Robert Henson

    Robert Henson

    25 days ago

    3.95 miles on Bristol & Bath cycle path this-evening. Turned round when running app told me I'd done 2 miles. Monitored about 10 mins per mile for first three miles but dropped to nearer 11 minutes for last mile. Total time 41 minutes. Getting there gradually.

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  • Robert Henson1 month ago
    Robert Henson

    Robert Henson

    1 month ago

    3.21 miles around Chard reservoir in 36 minutes

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  • Robert Henson1 month ago
    Robert Henson

    Robert Henson

    1 month ago

    Training has started, doing better than I thought. Sat 14 July - 2.5 miles round Chard Reservoir in 31 minutes. Tue 17 July - birthday run round Netham Park in Bristol. 2.8 miles in 30 minutes Wed 18 July - hit the 3 mile mark by extending the Netham Park route; 35 minutes Thurs 19 July - stayed on the 3 mile route, 33 minutes.

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Page last updated on: 7/23/2018 7:32 PM

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  • Jordan Spry

    Jordan Spry

    Jul 22, 2018

    Good luck, x

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