Cheddar runners were out in force at the Battle of Sedgemoor 10K on Sunday 27th August.
New member Adrian donned club colours for the first time and wrote this excellent report:
“Having recently joined the Running Club and bought the T-shirt to prove it, I thought I’d try my luck wearing it at the Battle of Sedgemoor 10K run held in Langport on Sunday 27 August. Billed as a flat and fast course with some gentle hills and passing through scenic rural countryside, it seemed the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday weekend.
Around 390 runners lined up for the start and it was good to see familiar Cheddar colours and friendly faces at the start line. Starting from Huish Leisure in Langport, the route went through the town and up the ‘gentle hill’ (those are two words that should never be used together…) and out through Drayton and Muchelney along country lanes before coming back into Langport. It was a really pleasant route, the only slight downside being the lack of shade in the middle of the course on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year.
Times were quick as the pre-race promotion had promised, with the winner home in a blistering time of 30:30. First back and flying the flag for Cheddar was Phil Johnson (44:20) and hot on his heels was Greg Pennington (45:20). Sarah Neild (49:23) brought home the silverware with a fantastic first place in the F50-59 category and Gill Constable (58:49) was third in the F60+ category. Even I had to be pleased with a time of 54:23 (a PB, not difficult in my second run) and even more pleased that 200 people finished behind me!”
Ed: Great running team Cheddar! I was sweating just pottering in the garden, so your times are all the more impressive!