June Newsletter

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We need you!

If you’re not planning to run any of the races on the day, or if you have family or friends who could help out on the day of the races, please get in touch. We need help to make the event run smoothly: marshalls, water station personnel and supporters.

Marshalling is a great way to feel part of the event; you’ll be showing the runners which route to follow and making sure that nothing obstructs them, such as people and traffic. You don’t need any experience, but you will be asked to attend a briefing a week or so before the event. There is free tea and cake for marshalls, and for those further out of Frome, we provide a packed lunch, kindly supplied by The Tuck Shop in Frome.

If you are a family member or partner of a runner and are planning to watch, why not help at the same time? If you do, the runner you support can get a 25% discount off the entry fee for 2017. If you can help, please contact


Ryan Wheeler to start the race

The race this year will be started by inspirational local boxer Ryan Wheeler. Ryan started boxing aged 11 and had a superb amateur career that saw him become Midlands, Western Counties, and Southern area champion, along with reaching national finals with 38 wins from 52 fights.

Once his amateur career was over, Ryan looked to join the Army, but was refused due to having bone cancer as a child, which he has since fully recovered from. So Ryan decided to join the professional boxing ranks, and he is currently undefeated.

Ryan says it was a real honour to be asked to start the Frome Half Marathon. “I feel overwhelmed to be starting the race,” he said. “I try my best to help anyone who seeks advice to get fit, and urge everyone to sign up to one of the runs in Frome on 17 July.”


Enter now to guarantee your place!

If you’re busy training and you haven’t yet entered the half marathon, 10k or 5k, or you are putting it off, don’t delay as places are selling fast! With four races on 17 July, there is something for all runners of all ages and abilities, whether you’re a beginner or more seasoned runner. We actively encourage beginners and experienced runners alike – all are welcome! This year, 1,000 places are available and there is something for everyone:

* 1k open to children aged under 11

* 5k open to athletes aged 11 and over

* 10k open to athletes aged 16 and over

* half marathon open to athletes over 18

If you would like to enter the event and have special requirements please don’t hesitate to contact Georgie, the race director, to discuss how we can accommodate you: Details and entries at


Run to the beat!

There is nothing more uplifting for a runner than live music spurring them on as the crowds cheer them by, and this year we’re very fortunate to have two local bands playing along the course, the Frome Street Bandits and Cley Hill Stompers. These great bands will both entertain the crowds and motivate runners, so keep an eye – and an ear! – out for them on the day.


King and Queen of the Mountain

For those of you wanting an extra challenge or motivation to get to the top of the hill, at mile 11 of the half marathon you will be timed by running over timing mats placed at the bottom and top of Egford Hill. The fastest male and female will be crowned King and Queen of the Mountain! This extra feature debuted last year and was such a huge success that we’re doing it again. See you at the top!



Frome Half Marathon is committed to fundraising for local charities. Proceeds from the event will go to Frome Activities and Sports Trust (FAST) – an initiative which we began a few years ago. It aims to provide a community resource for any charity or sports group within the town.

author: Admin


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