DYW: Pevensey - February 2, 2011

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THE 1066 relay which starts in the grounds of Pevensey Castle is on Sunday, May 8. Race organiser Nick Brown, of Hastings Runners, is keen to hear from non-athletic teams interested in taking part in the five-stage mainly off-road event covering more than 30 miles.

This follows the historic 1066 Country Walk route from Pevensey Castle to Rye, passing iconic landmarks Herstmonceux Castle and Battle Abbey.

There is a prize for the first non-athletic team, as well as an award for the most outrageously dressed team!

He says there are also plenty of sponsorship opportunities still available for local companies.

Nick will post full details of the opening stage from Pevensey Castle to Herstmonceux Castle in parish newsletters shortly.

He will be trying to contact as many farmers and landowners along the route as possible, but in the meantime would be happy to answer any questions. His number is 07918 907265, and the race website is www.spanglefish.com/1066relay

CHANGE of subject for the Pevensey and Westham Historical Society’s meeting next Monday at 7.30pm in Westham village hall.

Because of illness the advertised speaker won’t be there but Kevin Gordon will instead be giving his talk on the Houses of Parliament.