A reminder that tomorrow morning sees Yeovil Town's Huish Park stadium host the Yeovil Half Marathon for the second year running. The 13.1 mile run commences and finishes at the football club, meaning that the area surrounding the stadium will be very busy throughout the morning. With the 13.1 mile race commencing at 9.03a.m. (we've no idea why the time is so precise!) the route followed is relatively similar to last year's race, rotating clockwise around the town. Last year's winner took 1hr 12mins and so some of the faster runners get around the course very quickly.
In addition to Huish Park itself, where there will be car parking available, there are designated spectator locations at Goldenstones Leisure Centre/Ninesprings Country Park, the Quicksilver Mail public house and at the Palmers/Asda Roundabout. The expectation is that there will be a number of road closures around the route running from early morning up until 12.00 noon when the 'official' race will be deemed to be closed.
Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson will be starting the race, whilst assistant manager Terry Skiverton will be running, so keep a look out for him. Speaking in this week's Western Gazette, Skivo is hoping to see plenty of familiar faces both in the race and in the watching crowds:
"It is a fantastic event, a really good day where a lot of people are running for charities close to their heart. It is a really positive sporting event where even the person who finishes last gets a clap and a cheer. It is no mean feat to go and run 13.1 miles, and for people to do that takes true dedication. You cannot just turn up and run it.
I've already had a few tweets from supporters saying they will enjoy running past me, so I am already getting a bit of banter. I managed 1:57 last year, but I am not sure if I will get under that this year. The manager is starting the race, so it will be good to try and get around as quickly and safely as possible. It is all good fun and a great event. Hopefully the people of Yeovil will come out and support it."
Needless to say, expect traffic delays if you're moving around the town tomorrow morning - hopefully the majority of the closures will be out of the way by the time people move across to Raleigh Grove for the big Yeovil Town Ladies game at 2.00p.m.
Finally, don't forget that the clocks go FORWARD by an hour tonight when considering the above events.
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