6 MY FAVOURITE RUN
CLUB RUNS AND RACE DIARY
MRS KAY”S COOKERY CORNER
It has been a pleasure to look in and be kept up to date with all of your
brilliant achievements over the last few months! Huge congratulations to all
of those who have completed races and broken their own barriers at group
runs. It seems each week that one of our ladies has a success story!
Please do keep telling us of your successes. What strikes me even more is the
support that Bootye’s offer to one another, making placards or protein bars,
giving each other lifts, cheering from the sideline and making the best cheer
placards... we are blessed to have this support network - thank you, it is you, the club members that do all
of this off your own backs. You will see we have asked Colleen to plan some social events... this kicked
off with a Halloween run which was a great success. I can’t wait to get back to it, meet the new
members, catch up with the old and to see if this body can still run!
See you in November for a run. Ladies keep doing what you do, you are amazing.
& New Joiners
I’d like to say a big hello to all the new ladies who
have joined us over the last few months, we hope
you’re all feeling very welcomed and are enjoying
running with us.
You’ll have been out on a few runs by now and you’ll see
the group naturally splits usually depending on pace or
distance; you will always have the choice of which group
to run with. One week you may not be feeling yourself -
another time you may feel like pushing your boundaries!
If they are able and it’s safe to do so, the front runners will
loop back ensuring the whole group can stay together as
much as possible. Don’t forget hi viz is essential on these
dark nights along with your ICE info; but you are all pros at
this now which is fab!
The dark nights are now with us
and with them brings a change
of meeting point for our regular
Tuesday and Thursday evening runs.
So, until further notice, our regular
meeting point is Northgate car park,
Bridgwater (in front of
the Jobcentre) Tuesdays and
Thursdays 6.30pm. Please
remember to wear high-viz clothing,
head torches/lights and bring your
Saturday morning runs will be at 8am
and at different locations every week.
We will try and vary these runs to
take advantage of the daylight! We
will post details on the ‘What’s app’
group every week.
Do you have any suggestions
for our Saturday morning runs?
It’s always great to run in new
places so please let us know
where you would like to run.
If you have any questions or issues please do feel free
to message a Run Leader. We are all here to help and
understand it may be awkward to speak to us on a run or
you may not feel comfortable posting on the WhatsApp
Talking about communication, hopefully you’ve all been
added to the WhatsApp page and you get the race calendar
which is updated fortnightly. If you need to be added to
these please let a Run Leader know.
Recycle your old trainers
at a Runners Needs store and
receive a £20 voucher.
A look at the diary...
Click on the races below for information about how to enter.
SAT 6 NOV 2016: GRAND PIER HALF MARATHON, WESTON-SUPER-MARE
SAT 12 NOV 2016: MOVEMBER 5K/10K ASHTON COURT, BRISTOL
SUN 13 NOV 2016: BATH HILLY HALF
SUN 11 DEC 2016: WESTON CRACKER 10K
“We donned our best Halloween fancy dress on
Thursday and took to the town for a 8k run, followed
by a quick stop off for drinks and cupcakes in the
pub! It was a pleasure being out with everyone
tonight, everyone was just buzzing. I hope everyone
fell in love with running just that little bit more.”
Colleen is sorting out
essential kit for Weston
Christmas Cracker 10k on
Sunday 11th December...
The Plight of Pilton
Many Bootyes attended the Pilton festival 10km run on Sunday
9th October. It was perfect running weather and everyone was in
such great spirits. A well organised smallish scale trail run (all be it
the signposting to the run was rubbish!). Plenty of cake and coffee
and a park and skate ramp to amuse the kids/cheerleaders who
waited patiently for us at the end.
The course was mostly undulating fields with ‘good’ runnable
but challenging hills. The actual pyramid stage for me was
disappointing (just a frame) but on the whole the views were
beautiful. An amazing well done to Jodie who completed this as
her first 10km run-what a challenging run to undertake as a first
10km Bootyes is so proud of you, a big thank you to Emma P for
supporting her all the way round. Thank you to Emmy K and Sara
for the endless flask of coffee and cakes at the finish. Lastly big
thanks to our amazing cheerleading squad Ellie, Maddie, Casey,
Hannahlee, Asher, Jack, Cerys and Emmys brother, what an
amazing support network we have.
Fab run ladies, well done xx
A lovely group of ladies turned up for the Petherton Plod
5k run on the 16th October. A brilliant sunny day and a route
we know and love - starting at Unique Fitness Centre off
Taunton Road in Bridgwater, out along the canal and around
the lanes through Huntworth.
The course was fairly flat and the ideal for improving those
personal bests - something a few of the ladies did on the day!
My first ‘official’ race as a Bootyes member. A local run, well
organised, with plenty of cake at the end! What more can you
Ellie’s ‘Brief Encounter’ with Ethan
Our lovely Ellie really had the day of her dreams on October 2nd, not only
did she smash her first half marathon at Cardiff with her Bootyes Buddies,
Colleen, Emma, Carol and Lisa, pictured here at the finish making it look far
But she also accidentally on purpose bumped into the georgous Ethan from
casualty who was more than happy to stop for a photo opportunity with our
Ellie. We were impressed, but so were Women’s Running Magazine who have
informed us they plan to print the picture in their January edition!
Winter Warming Fruit Crumble
MRS KAY’S COOKERY CORNER
As the colder nights start drawing in, there is nothing nicer to
come home to after an evening run than a good ole’ fashion fruit
crumble. This crumble has an additional bonus of being great for
us runners because it includes oats! Oats are a fantastic way to get
extra fibre into your diet and are a slow releasing carbohydrate
and so will fill you up for the longer runs.
• 2kg Apples (whether cooking apples
or eating apples) peeled, cored and
chopped into bite-sized chunks
• 200g Light Soft Brown Sugar
(optional if using cooking apples.
Eating apples will not need it)
• 1tps Mixed Spice
• 1tps Ground Cinnamon
• 500ml water
• 100g Plain Flour
• 100g Rolled Oats
• 200g Light Soft Brown
• 100g Butter (left out
from the fridge to soften)
1. Turn oven on to 180c (fan assisted), 200c electric, Gas mark 6.
2. Add chopped apples, spices, sugar (if using cooking apples) and water to a large sauce pan. Bring pan to boil and then
allow to simmer for approx 20mins or until the apple is very soft and falls apart easily when stirring.
3. While the fruit is cooking, place in a clean bowl the flour, oats, sugar and butter. Now get your hands in there!
Using a cupped hand, scoop the flour, oats and sugar over the butter
and gently rub the mixture between you thumbs and
index fingers and middle fingers. Do this continuously
until the mix resembles that of bread crumbs.
4. Once the fruit is soft, allow it to cool until it is still warm
but not hot and transfer to a deep baking dish.
5. Sprinkle the crumble mix over the top of the fruit filling,
making sure it is evenly spread and not thicker at once side.
TIP: We all love the fruit filling BUT too much fruit will make this pudding
extra stodgy by making the crumble sink into the filling. Make sure the filling
is only half the depth of the dish and the crumble a quarter of the depth of
the dish. That way it should sit nicely on top and give a crunchier finish.
6. Place in the oven for approx 30mins or until the crumble
has turn golden brown on top.
7. Leave to cool down for 10mins so that the filling is slightly
cooler than oven temp and serve with your favourite
accompaniment: custard, cream, ice cream, clotted cream
or all four!!
Molly has been clocking up the miles in the running
buggy this month but where is she in this picture?!
Click here to email your guesses to us - a winner
with the correct guess will be chosen at random
and announced next month. Prizes to be won!
• Use 1.5kg plums instead of apples and add a tablespoon
of ground ginger to the spices to create at spicy ginger and
plum fruit filling.
• Add 50g of desiccated coconut to the crumble mix to
add texture and a tropical twist to your crumble
Bon appétit! Love, Mrs K xx
P.S If you have an ingredient that you would like me
to come up with a recipe for, contact me before the
next newsletter and I will see what I can create for you!
MY FAVOURITE RUN
Run the Rhode
"My favourite run is my 10k Rhode
Lane route. I start it from my house
and head out on to Rhode Lane. I hang
a left on Rhode Lane going out to
Selfie at the top of Stone
Hill! Pitch black!
The route can be described as "undulating"
for sure. Stone hill is my nemesis hill.
Sometimes it is kind, sometimes there
isn't a nursery rhyme in the world that will
help me get up the damn thing. But on
those occasions where she is kind, I feel
euphoric. I really like running down the last
section of Dancing Hill onto Old Road.
On a cold winter's evening - it is lovely
smelling log fires as you run past and
home cooked dinners. That always makes
me run faster to get home for mine!
The main Taunton Road isn't the nicest
to run I admit, but it's a good one for speed
work and occasionally I get beeped up by
friends as they drive past. It's nice seeing
a smiley face and someone waving at you.
As I go past Stockmoor I start to up the
pace as I know I am within 2 miles from
home and I turn left onto the bottom of
Rhode Lane for the final stretch. Home.
Rhode Lane from
start to finish as
a long loop.
This route is ideal for pb's, fartlek and hill
training. A good 40% of it is off-pavement,
so if you do try this route, be safe and be
seen. It is a lovely route and in places is very
quiet so you can enjoy the peace of just you
and the road. A runners pleasure!"
ü PERSONAL BESTS
ü FARTLEK TRAINING
ü HILL TRAINING
Do you have any running related
items you want to sell or pass on
to fellow Bootyes members?
This could be kit or items you no longer
want or use and would love to find a new
Email the details with a picture to:
email@example.com and we will
publish it in the next edition of our
Right ladies, we need you to find
your inner Simon Cowell or Sharon
Osbourne and think about who has the
We are planning a little awards ceremony
at our Christmas do so we need you to
do some nominating according to the
following categories ...................................... >
Please think about who amongst your
fellow lady runners deserves one of this
titles. Has someone inspired you to keep
going or gone out of their way to help you?
Greatest Achiever 2016
Unsung Hero 2016
Ms Motivator 2016
Most Inspirational 2016
Please nominate one member for each
category and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must ensure your email reaches us by
! Monday 14 November or it will not count!
We all know that Rhia likes to give you
a challenge, so how would you like to
We need your suggestions to get Rhia out
of her comfort zone… from aerobics to
Zumba, aqua jogging to rock climbing and
everything in between!
If you’ve always wanted to try something
and never had the courage, why not drag
Rhia along as well! She made the mistake
of saying “I’ll try anything once” so we want
to make sure she gets the opportunity!
Send your suggestions to:
email@example.com and watch this
space for her first challenge review!
Please can you tell me what
advice I can give to a friend
who is scared to run incase she
needs to stop for a widdle and
can’t find a lamppost to cock
her leg up? What can she do to
make sure she doesn’t have an
accident? Sometimes she smells
of piddle after a run, so now she
won’t come again!
Yours Piddle Pants
“Dear Piddle Pants,
I am sorry to hear about your predicament. I would like
to begin by reminding you that ‘ladies’ do not lift their
leg in public they merely squat.
This problem however is not uncommon. There are
2 types of incontinence. ‘Stress incontinence’ when your
bladder is under pressure e.g. when you run or ‘urge
Name: Johnny Preston
Johnny was born in Ireland,
into a racing family and it was
apparent early on that he had
a natural talent for running.
This talent was nurtured
and Johnny moved across to
the UK where he competed
nationally and following a
winning streak retired to the
country as his racing style
started to impact his wins
Through his latter years
Johnny has studied at
Wagsborough Uni and
through lots of hard work
and dedication gained is
He still enjoys running but
purely for pleasure now
and his favourite food is
incontinence’ when you feel the need
to pass urine but don’t make it to the toilet.
Panty pads can be used to disguise this embarrassing
problem but really it shouldn’t be a problem as it can
be resolved by usually strengthening your pelvic floor
muscles and in addition by losing weight
I would strongly recommend you to read this article
I found - just click here.
I do hope this has helped.
Any embarrassing questions please drop me a line –
happy to help”.