Jeremy Newsome

Name: Jez Newsome Age or Running Category: V45-49 How long have you been running? Since 2014 Why do you run? Originally ran for weight loss now for weight management to counteract all the curry and beer. Getting out in the beautiful Somerset countryside especially in the sun makes me feel great even when I am…

Sarah Neild

Name: Sarah Neild Age or Running Category: 54 How long have you been running? In school and beyond Why do you run? Because I can and I was good at it when I was at school and that has stayed with me. I also like the buzz and sense of achievement I get from having…

Andy Gillett

Name: Andy GILLETT Age or Running Category: 52 How long have you been running? About 18 months Why do you run? I need a degree of fitness for work! Plus running equals calories burnt equals eat what I like?! Describe your favourite run:  Open roads and warm sun so it’s relaxing. Being able to admire…

Maxine Bateman

  Name: Maxine Bateman Age or Running Category: 28 How long have you been running? About 5 years Why do you run? I like the social aspect, the challenging myself part and also I can’t sit still so running is a good way to use my excess energy! Plus I feel I can eat more…

Andy Humphries- Treasurer

Name: Andy Humphries Age or Running Category: 51 How long have you been running? 25 years Why do you run? I was a fatty when I grew up and although I love beer and all manner of food, I don’t want to get that way again. I still get a huge amount of satisfaction out of…

Top results for Cheddar runners in various challenges!

Cheddar runners have been out representing the club in varied events across the country! New member Andy Humphries completed the Thames Meander Marathon on Saturday 14th March in an impressive time of 3:39:14, coming 15th in his category and 90th of 296 runners in total. Andy writes, “I was looking for a marathon early spring…

The Big Cheese Race report

193 intrepid runners took part in the 2nd staging of Cheddar Running Club’s challenging 15 mile trail race, “The Big Cheese” on Sunday 8th March. Running conditions were perfect- cool with a slight drizzle that, thankfully for the marshals, didn’t amount to anything heavier. The well-marked course starts as it means to go on- at the bottom…

Grim weather at the Prom proves prohibitive to PBs!

Five foolhardy Cheddar Runners – Andy, Jo, Emma, Maxine and Jenny – took on the Weston prom race on Jan 15th and soon wished they’d stayed at home instead. The flat, 5 mile route along the Weston Promenade is brutal under normal conditions, but the addition of driving rain and 40MPH winds took the suffering…

Andy Wicks

  Name: Andy Wicks Age or Running Category: 31 How long have you been running? On and off for 8 years Why do you run? I’ve always been very active and am actually qualified as a Personal Trainer so exercise has always been a part of my life. I used to play rugby but shoulder…

McNamara exceeds expectations in marathon debut

Cheddar Running Club’s Jenny McNamara returned to her home county to make a successful marathon debut on Sunday. McNamara was one of 7,000 runners for the Plusnet Jane Tomlinson’s Yorkshire Marathon, which started off at the University’s Heslington campus. Despite heavy fog threatening to delay the start, the race set off at the expected time on…