The Forest of Dean Half Marathon
There seems to be a theme running through SIDMOUTH Running Club at the moment where husbands invite their wives out for the day only to find when they arrive at their destination a pair of running shoes are produced from the boot of the car. And so it was for Cathy Keast who looking forward to a nice day out with husband John in the Forest of Dean found herself running a half marathon around it.
Utilising well maintained forest trails with gentle inclines the race starts from Speech House and is run through the forest on way-marked trails laid out by the Forestry Commission in a clockwise direction back to the start.
This was to be John’s last run of the season and luckily his new replacement pacemaker was up to the job and he finished in 1:49:51 and Cathy in 2:15:38 which was an excellent time seeing that she had completed the Grizzly the week before.
John now begins his cycling training in readiness for June when he will undertake to cycle 360 miles of the Tour de France route in order to raise money for the William Wates Memorial Trust. If you would like to sponsor John he would be most grateful and can be contacted through the contact tab on the Club website.