Yeovil Town Road Runners were the hosts for the 5th Yeovil Marathon last Sunday. Our very own Mr. 12in12 Glen Jones took the trip to deepest Somerset for the June edition of his charity challenge in aid of the NSPCC.
Starting at the Athletics track at RNAS Yeovilton, Glen lined up with just 300 others for the 9am kick off. Run on the quiet country lanes surrounding town this race is a two lap affair. Taking in Speckington, Podimore and Limington as it weaves its way around the area.
With a couple of miles to go the course took Glen on a little extra loop to make up the distance to the classic 26.2 miles.
“I found the route quite confusing at times”
Despite this, Glen ran brilliantly, getting back the the Athletics track in a nifty 4 hours, 11 minutes and 40 seconds.
“Not my fastest time, but the race went to plan. Can’t say I’ll be itching to come back to this one, but it’s done nevertheless….. bring on July!”