Monthly Archives: September 2016

Athletes running on the road

Good luck to all the runners in the Fleet 10k

Sunday 23rd October is the annual Fleet 5+10k run in Calthorpe Park and many local runners will be out in force to complete the challenging race.

The race kicks off at 10am in Fleet Town Centre, outside the Harlington Centre. The 5k route passes through the town centre towards the station, then into Elvetham Road, Reading Road North and once more into Fleet Road. Those running 10k complete two laps of the course. The route is on public roads and allows a fast pace so that some runners can push themselves to achieve a personal best.

Last year nearly 1,000 runners took part in both the 5k and 10k events and Fleet high street was packed on both sides with supporters. Entries for this year’s race are still open so it you fancy a challenge then now could be the time to sign up online. Entries close on Monday 10th October or before if the race limit is reached. The race costs £12 or £14, depending on your affiliation, and could be your best achievement yet.

Fleet & Church Crookham Athletic Club

The event is run by registered charity Fleet & Crookham Athletic Club, which was founded in 1960. It raises funds for the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation and the provision of facilities and coaching for all running/athletics disciplines in the Fleet area.

We would like to with all the runners and their supporters good luck. We will be keeping our fingers crossed for some dry weather for you all.

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British food fish and chips

Enjoy the best of Britain during British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight runs from 17th September to 2nd October this year and is a celebration of the best that British food has to offer.

British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national festival of British food and drink. First started in 2002, it is now in its 15th year and there are competitions and events planned across the country to celebrate this milestone. Many businesses and organisations are taking part, including schools and hospitals as people come together to enjoy the excellent produce Britain creates.

On the Love British Food website you can find 14 things you can do during British Food Fortnight to take part. These including buying British products that feature the Red Tractor logo, buying food that is in season and therefore likely to be home sourced, and cooking a British meal for your friends and family. We all love a good bangers and mash don’t we?

Locally in Hampshire, local shops, pubs and restaurants are likely to be celebrating so keep your eye out for special promotions. Down on the Hampshire coast, the village of Emsworth celebrates British Food Fortnight in style with a whole fortnight of activities including farm open days, Brewery open days and wine tastings, cooking masterclasses and even a Tea Dance. In Berkshire you could take the opportunity to shop at your local Thames Valley Farmers Market Cooperative, which is in Reading on 17th September and 1st October, and Newbury on 18th September and 2nd October.

If you are based in Surrey, why not head along to the Surrey Game and Country Fair at Loseley Park in Guildford on Sunday 25th September. In the Food Hall and Food Theatre you can enjoy a wide range of food and drinks grown, reared, brewed, caught or baked in Surrey.

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Bottle of red wine, grapes and wooden barrel

The inaugural Yateley Cask & Cork festival starts this Friday

The first ever Yateley Cask & Cork festival takes place this weekend at Sean Devereux Park, starting at 6pm on Friday 9th September and running through till 11pm on Saturday 10th September.  Organised by the Yateley United Football Club and the Yateley Cricket Club, including some of the team involved in the highly successful ‘Gig on the Green’ annual event, this over 18s experience promises to be an exciting occasion with community at its heart.  Over 40 beers, wines and ciders from the best local breweries, vineyards and orchards will be available as well as delicious food from quality providers and entertainment from up-and-coming talent.  If you haven’t already got your ticket for one of the Friday evening, Saturday day or Saturday evening sessions then check out last minute availability at www.caskandcorkyateley.co.uk/tickets/.

If Cask & Cork isn’t your thing then why not get active on the Fleet Family Cycle Ride which takes place on Sunday 11th September.  This annual event starts from Calthorpe Park at 10am.  All sorts of cyclists are welcome including tandems and bikes with children in bike seats or trailers.  There are expected to be 10, 20 and 30 mile routes available so you can pick the course which suits you and your family.  Last year over 500 cyclists took part, a 20% increase on the year before.  The event raises funds for Speakability which supports people with aphasia, a devastating communication disability.  With British cycling success at the Olympics this year this year is set to be the busiest yet.  Check the website to see if there are spaces left, or pop along to watch and wish the cyclists good luck.

If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Yateley, Fleet and their surrounding areas then we can help you find your ideal property.  Why not check out our properties currently for sale, as well as some comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses.  We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT.  Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us and we can give you a free, no obligation valuation of your home.