Primary school children and women of all ages experienced the buzz of Yeovil Half Marathon when they completed two brand new Fun Runs on Sunday 26 March.
The In It Together Women’s Run and the Children’s Run were the result of a partnership between South Somerset District Council and Yeovil Half Marathon organisers Total Buzz Events. Participants turned out in large numbers to enjoy the closed roads and big crowds in Yeovil town centre.
Organiser David Blackwell, Leisure Projects Officer at South Somerset District Council commented, “We were delighted to offer women and children of all abilities the opportunity to take part in the 1.2 mile course.
“The In It Together Women’s event was a particular success with some of the runners having never run until a few weeks ago. Many of the runners made the Fun Run a target having joined the In It Together Women’s Beginners Running groups in Yeovil and Wincanton. These courses have proved incredibly popular and are set to spread across South Somerset in the coming weeks.”
Steve Elliott, Race Director, Yeovil Half Marathon commented, “With the Half Marathon now becoming a ‘must do’ event in the West Country running calendar, these Fun Runs gave many more the chance to enjoy the atmosphere of the Half Marathon. Fun runners this year, Half Marathon runners maybe next year. We are delighted to work with SSDC to bring these events to Yeovil.”
Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at South Somerset District Council said, “Sunday morning had a real feel-good factor with hundreds of people enjoying the atmosphere of Yeovil Half Marathon. Whether participants were running 1.2 or 13.1 they were greeted by enthusiastic cheers from the large crowd.”