Steeple Ashton to church chase
The fifth annual Ashton Steeplechase will take place on Sunday, from noon, this year aiming to raise money for a village pavilion.
Starting and finishing at St Mary’s playing field in Steeple Ashton, the run is two-and-a-half miles long and takes runners to Keevil Church and back, negotiating off-road surfaces and stiles.
The event, divided into four age sections – under 15s, 16-40, 40-60 and seniors – will be run to raise money for the refurbishment of the pavilion in the village field and for new changing rooms there.
Rosemary Brett-Green, a trustee of St Mary’s Recreation Group, said: “It is set to be another really good event and everyone who has taken part previously has said it is really enjoyable.
“We have a lot of people who come back after taking part the first time, as it’s quite a unique event and it always brings people together.
“It’s meant for the whole community and, hopefully, we will get another good turnout.
“The money will go to kickstarting the fundraising for the pavilion and providing purpose built changing rooms, as we need better facilities for those who use the field.”
The Ashton Steeple-chase entry fee is £5 for adult runners and £2 for under-16s.
Entrants will be able to register on the field from 11am, but entry forms are also available in advance from The Long’s Arms, the village shop or digitally via ashtonsteeplechase @gmail.com
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