The Love Run – Linking Our VillagEs
If you are reading this then you probably live within the 15 mile radius fallout area of the massive incinerator an American company wants to build between Longparish and Barton Stacey, just 3.5 miles from the centre of Whitchurch.
A formal planning application is expected soon.
The LOVE run is a fun event to raise awareness about this proposed industrial plant: twice the size of Winchester Cathedral and burning half a million tonnes of rubbish every year. LOVE stands for Linking Our VillagEs, the villages being Longparish and Barton Stacey.
It is a fun run, not a timed race, starting at 10am with registration from 9am.
The idea is to run between the two villages (football pitch to football pitch). It is cross country and a bit over 6 miles (10km) on footpaths and quiet roads. It includes good viewpoints of the incinerator site. You can start at either end and run to the other. When you meet someone coming the other way greet them, high 5 or whatever.
Be aware that the weather may be poor and wear appropriate clothing. Trail shoes are recommended.
There’s great interest already on social media. We need marshals, cake makers and cheering crowds, as well as runners. Please run or help.
Entry is free, but we hope you’ll make a donation to Keep Test Valley Beautiful on the day. Children of 8 or over are welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult.
Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, but MUST be kept on a lead.
If you would like to run, please enter here YOU CAN ENTER BY CLICKING HERE
If you are able to help please contact Jeremy Barber Tel: 01264 720459 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The more the merrier.