THE inaugural Minster Milers Mash 10k took place in glorious sunshine around Ilminster on Sunday with local clubs well represented.

The event, organised by the Minster Milers Running Club, saw 200 runners complete a picturesque route which started at the Archie Gooch Pavilion and made its way around villages and Dillington House.

The Milers received glowing feedback from runners and were delighted with how the day panned out, with great support from the Ilminster community on the route.

The club now hopes to make this an annual event and thanked all the runners, clubs, spectators and sponsors for helping make the first one such a success.


RUNNING Forever were delighted to send a contingent of 22 to the inaugural Minster Milers 10k Mash - it’s always great to support new local events.

The course promised lots of hills and it certainly delivered those along with bright sunshine and a great atmosphere.

Mike Threlfall was RFRC’s first man home, his 44.13 time earning him first place in the V50 category. Close behind was Caroline Norris who took the first female finisher prize in 45.20.

Dave Bullock tacked the hills to cross the line in 51.14, followed by Duncan Gordon (53.29), Simon Rowland (54.39) and Lee Derrick (55.55).

Other club finishers were Jamie Hill (58.26); Steph Andrews (59.59); Ann-Marie Crampton (61.04); Phil Parsons (61.13); Nic Saint (65.50); Brian Brown (71.21); Val Perigo (71.58); Tracy Marshall (72.18); Lisa Windsor (73.57); Kirsti Nelson (75.24); Ali Wasey (75.24); Rachel Reid (77.34); Pat Pike (79.05); Tracy Yeo (81.10); Sarah Reed (81.11); and Rachael Jones (82.28).

Birthday girl Helen Moffat started off her celebrations with a visit to the North Devon AONB Half Marathon where her 2.27 time got the party off to a great start.

Parkrun tourists ventured to Torbay Velopark, Moors Valley, Hereford, Lacing Beach Green and Woolacombe Downs.

Thirty-one took on the local course at Longrun Meadow where Emma Harris completed her 50th parkrun.


TWO Hydro Harriers took on the inaugural Minster Milers Mash 10k at Ilminster on Sunday.

Adam Whaites completed the undulating course (which passed through the beautiful Dillington Park Estate) in fourth place in an excellent time of 38.43, while Kevin Barrett crossed the line in 31st in 50.31.

Andy White recorded an impressive 20min 56sec, at a sweltering Longrun Meadow, last Saturday.

Rowland Lyons returned a disappointing 25.19.