The  top of the cliff in Seaton during the  Axe Runners Grizzly. One of my favourite races.

Name: Gill Constable
Age or Running Category: over 65
How long have you been running? 33years
Why do you run? Its the versatility of the sport – can be done whenever and wherever you want.It can be as an individual or part of a group.It is a way of meeting new people and forming friendships.I have met lots of fantastic people that I would not have met if I had not been a member of CRC and previously Royston Runners.Oh! and a great way to keep fit.
Describe your favourite run: From Winscombe up the Railway line to Kings Wood then a choice of tracks which take you through the woods and accross open plains to the top of the peak. The views are stunning, ever changing with the seasons and always make me stop to look for a while. WOW! Then a different route back to Winscombe. Downhill most of the way. It can be a quick hour run or more without retracing your steps. I also Like Blackdown but have lost some of the fitness needed to get there.
Do you take part in races? If so what distance/terrain? I have raced more in the past but beginning to do more again this year.Distance:- anything from 10 K to Marathon.I prefer off road .
What is your greatest running achievement? London Marathon in 3 hours 33 mins
How long have you been a member of Cheddar Running Club? Almost from the start. I Joined Cheddar Valley Joggers in spring 1990 I think.
Why did you join Cheddar Running Club? It did not exist when we first came to Winscombe so joined Burnham. Got fed up getting lost so joined Cheddar which had been going for about 6 months
How has Cheddar Running Club helped you and your running? It has been a support network and a reason to ‘get out there’ when times have been difficult,especially in the months leading up to Ken’s (my husband) death in december13.Tuesday nights especially make you put a bit more effort in and result in improved speed and fitness.
What would you say to anyone thinking of joining the club? ‘Just do it’ It is the place to be when starting out and an introduction to the area. Also the opportunity to discover the vast number of routes through these wonderful hills.


Categories: Members

Jenny McNamara

Road running vegan runner bean! Chair of Cheddar Running Club.

Leave a Reply