Good luck to marathon winners

We shall soon see if all that training has paid off for local runners. Their big day - the London Marathon - is on Sunday.

We shall soon see if all that training has paid off for local runners. Their big day - the London Marathon - is on Sunday.The important thing to remember though - especially at around the 20 mile mark - is that it is an occasion to be savoured and enjoyed. The crowd support is great but, in addition, there will be the rest of us sitting at home watching it on the telly and willing you on. Don't forget to look out for the green vests of Becky Robson, Jane Hemsworth, Helen Palmer, Adrian Organ, Neill Rutter and Mark Keast. I think that's all of them and then, for a change, there is the counter attraction on the Isles of Scilly at the Tresco Marathon, where Bev Tarry and Jo Earlam are trotting their stuff. Bev maintains that the scenery is better than London - though by lap seven it may not seem that way.Next Wednesday (April 16) sees the first of the club's handicap runs so members will meet up at Muttersmoor Car Park but at 7.45pm. There is the option of a 2.1 mile or a 3.8 mile run.I could do with a couple of bodies to help checking people in, setting them off and clocking them in again. All very simple stuff so if there is anyone out there temporarily crocked or with a marathon hangover and who would like to be involved, please get in touch.Recent attempts to target a local race once a month have not met with a great deal of success but this month there is an exceptional one. The Arlington Court Canter was last year voted the Best Race in the South West and it involves a 10k multi terrain course through the woodlands and parks of the National Trust estate. At the same time there is a 'Tom Thumb Fun Run' over about 1.5 miles which starts ten minutes after the main race. For non- runners there is the chance to walk around the estate grounds or view the house so it is an ideal day out for the whole family. If interested put your name up on the notice board at the club.

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