PORTISHEAD Team Honk Relay including BRISTOL
The Team Honk Relay team will reach Portishead on Monday 10th February. This is an event you won’t want to miss.
Late on Monday morning a couple of lady runners will slog 5 miles from Clifton Suspension Bridge to Portbury, via Pill, most likely accompanied by some inclement weather to ‘help’ them along their way. If you spot them please be sure to give them a big wave.
At around 12.45 they’ll hand over to a spectacular team of six horses and their riders in High Viz jackets, who are expected to bring the baton along Wyndham Way and through Portishead High Street between 1.30 and 2pm. This has taken a lot of organisation so please come out and show your support.
Participants can’t take donations so local businesses have offered to be around with collection tins. It would be great if you could help boost our local target by dropping a few pennies in. There’s a rumour that Emma from Impero Lounge will be sporting red pants. If that turns out to be true it has to be worth a pound doesn’t it?!
The Big Red Pants Fun Run will start at The Poachers Inn at about 2pm. You’re welcome to don something red and join us on our circuitous route to the Lakegrounds. There are mentions of scooters, roller skates, rosy cheeks and of course big red customised Team Honk knickers! All welcome.
At the Lakegrounds the baton will have a short rest until about 4pm to give children who’ve been at school the chance to come and join the rest of us at the cafe/playground area. Please feel free to bring your youngsters along to join in our 3000 mile relay race and pass the well travelled baton along the length of the Promenade before marching to the Youth Centre for light refreshments and a team photo.
Please come along and join in the fun and be part of the first ever Team Honk Lands End to John O’Groats relay.We’re aiming to raise £20,000 for Sport Relief! At the time of writing (Saturday 8th Feb) the relay has already raised an absurdly brilliant £14,738! You can donate via our Bristol leg HERE.
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2ND PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE WITH SLIGHTLY LESS WILD GUESSES! The following is a guide only. Timings and details are expected to vary in direct proportion to silliness of events.
|SUNDAY 9th Feb|
|1pm||13 milesAges!||Walking from Chipping Sodbury to Bristol dressed as pirates. Challenges along the way such as egg and spoon races!||Carolin who blogs at Mummy Alarm, Jen from Instinctive Mum & Emily from Tealady Mumbles|
|MONDAY 10th Feb|
|10.15 – 10.40||15 mins||Ferry from Cascade Steps (by Watershed) through harbor, disembarking by Pump House||Bloggers including Kath from Knitty Mummy and Carolin of Mummy Alarm and Rachel Healy of Mummy Glitzer.Thanks to Bristol Ferry for helping out|
|10.40–11.00||20 mins||From Pump House walk up to Avon Gorge Hotel, Clifton||Bloggers including Kath from Knitty Mummy and Carolin of Mummy Alarm|
|11.00||15 mins||Zumba flashmob at Avon Gorge Hotel.PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Dancing with Suspension Bridge in background.||Organised by Kath from Knitty Mummy.Thanks to Jo from Bristol Zumba for leading the dance and Avon Gorge Hotel for offering to host a flashmob on their terrace!|
|11.30||Juggling across Suspension Bridge from the Clifton side PHOTO OPPORTUNITY||Ella from Purple Mum will be reviving her circus skills.|
|THE ROUTE INTO PORTISHEAD|
|11.45–12.45||5 miles1 hr||Mum bloggers run from Suspension Bridge towards Portishead (via Pill) finishing at layby at entry to Portury||Viv from 76 Sunflowers. Jenny from JBMumofOne was due to accompany Viv but has flu.Thanks to MissFit Portishead runners who’ve offered to step in. Samantha Blacknore-Squires and Karley Hughes of MissFit Portishead|
|Arrive 12.15 Depart 12.45–1.45||1 hour||PORTBURY TO PORTISHEAD HIGH ST Six horses and riders go from junction of Portbury Lane and the A369 Martcome Road (Portbury layby) to Portishead, via footbridge and Sheepway. Enter Portishead along Wyndham Way, turning left along High St and stopping at Poachers Inn car park.Please come along to the High St and show support for the horses and riders. Portishead businesses to man collection tins on our behalf.PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Horses and riders will pause at The Poachers car park where they’ll be available for photos.||Many thanks to Judy Fowler of Fowlers Motorcycles for her incredibly efficient organization of the Equestrian team. Riders:Nicola Barnes riding JimElaine Porch riding Bailey|
Ally Brimble riding Storm
Annette Oddy riding Bobby
Sarah Handscombe riding Inky
Tamzyn Handscombe riding Sky
All riders and horses live in the Portishead area and are delighted to be supporting Sport Relief
|2pm – 3pm||PORTISHEAD HIGH ST TO LAKEGROUNDS Handover to PORTISHEAD BIG RED PANTS FUN-RUN. Starting from Poachers running in their red pants along High St, around Marina, and on to the Lake Grounds playground/café area.WARNING. There may be scooters, skaters, daft hairstyles, red knickers and other silliness. You are invited to come and join in, cheer us on, donate – or just laugh at our TEAMHONK pants!Hoping that the rumours of red pant fever heading to Portishead are true!All welcome!||Jane from Practically Perfect Mums will be ‘running’ in big red pants, several steps behind fitness guru Sam from MissFit Portishead and her team, along with Lisa Marie Chase and any of their friends foolish enough to agree to join them.Huge thanks to MissFit for organising her runners and costumes.Thanks also to local groups and businesses @ImperoLounge, @ThePlayport @Venga, The Poachers, Portishead Youth Centre, @ParsonsBakery & @PRPortishead @FutureStars10 for offering to collect money for #sportrelief on our behalf and/or for supporting us on social media and in other ways.|
|4pm||CHILDRENS BATON RELAY Meet at Lakegrounds playground/café area. Local children can join in our 3000 mile relay by passing the #teamhonkrelay baton along the Promenade.Come and do something silly for Sport Relief before we march to the Youth Centre for refreshments and photos and help celebrate the launch of the Youth Centre’s ‘All Night Sport relief Fundraiser’ which will be held at a later date. All welcome!||Wear something red and maybe your wellies and come and join us.The baton then gets a good nights sleep in Portishead before its long journey tomorrow.|
|9.30 – 12.00||38 miles||Fox Cycling take the baton on a tandem all the way to Gloucester where they’ll hand it over to Julie from www.juliesnotebook.co.uk||Thanks to Fox Cycling for their massive efforts and for just happening to have use of a tandem which will make for some great photos. The fox Costume is sure to be making an appearance!|
If you want to join in we’d love to see you, but if you can’t you can still DONATE TO THE BRISTOL LEG HERE or text HONK to 70005 to donate £5
The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both at home in the UK and across the world.