Bere Regis Sports Club
Just over one-hundred people joined the fun and entered the Sport Relief Mile at Bere Regis Recreation Ground on 25th March, part of the national 'Run a Mile' event. Several people had been inspired by the efforts of John Bishop in his cycle-row-run from Paris to London, televised a few days before the event. Laps of the rec were nowhere near as challenging, although the heat of the day meant that the runners and walkers were glad of the water supplies made available. Several entrants responded to the fancy dress appeal which saw some cats and a lion doing the laps! Just over £300 was collected on the day and hopefully, within the next month, we will get a better idea of how much was raised through individual sponsorship. All in all, it was a great community event, bringing together residents of the village and one or two visitors from further afield. It combined fun, exercise and, most importantly, fund-raising for a good cause. Many thanks to those who helped on the day and hopefully, we will repeat the event in two years time.
Hi Bere Regis Sportspeople and prospective MENCAP donors. My son, Rob, and I are attempting to run the London Marathon on April 25th to raise money for MENCAP, the national charity which does such fantastic work supporting and representing the 1.5 million people in this country with learning disabilities. We are hoping to raise over £2000 and would be grateful for any support – either via the website above or directly to us at Mount Pleasant, Barrow Hill or when you happen to see us pounding the streets of Bere. Thanks very much in anticipation!
Steve (01929 471351)
All three managed to stagger round!!! The Purbeck Gateway Club Appeal fund has a “running” total in excess of £1200 at the last count with money still coming in (it’s not too late to give!). Many thanks to all our generous Bere Regis donors and to Pip Evans (Webmaster) and Alison Debenham (Parish Mag) for their support.
The team’s average
finish time was:
4 hrs, 7 mins, 47 secs
...and so the popular winner of a fine bottle of bubbly (kindly donated by Mike Smeaton) is:
DAVE BHATTACHARJEE of Wool and Purbeck Squash Club who predicted 4 hrs, 8 mins.
Purbeck School in 2002. Still a student. Several caps for Bere Regis C.C. Stresses the importance of restand rehydration in his training. Paris will be his first marathon. Aims to finish in front of his dad (or will never hear the last of it).
Tolpuddle resident (but Bere by adoption). A former Purbeck School and Ferndown Upper teacher and member of Lytchett Manor Striders Running and Purbeck Squash Clubs. Paris will be his fifth marathon. Personal best 3 hours 18 minutes 40 seconds (1987).
Bere Regis C.C. VP and former “player”. Also a former Purbeck School and Weymouth College teacher and member of Lytchett Striders and Purbeck Squash Clubs. Paris will also be his fifth marathon. Personal best 3 hours 23 minutes 20 seconds (1983).
2 hours 4 minutes 26 seconds. Doubling this might be a shrewd sweepstake bet.