Running club back in action

Monty Movers Running Club has been able to restart its weekly sessions with members running together every Tuesday at 5.45pm from the recycling carpark at Maldwyn Way.

The weekly run session has been changed to a Tuesday to fit around the work/home balances between the run leaders.

The group encourage anyone to meet on a Friday should they still wish to do so in the future but will not be run by a leader.

The group endorses the Welsh Athletics guidelines, which include not running if people feel unwell, or have any symptoms which might relate to Covid19, not sharing equipment, or bottles of water, and observing social distancing and good use of sanitiser.

The leaders will be pleased to explain details regarding routes, sub groups, warming up and cooling down and ask that if anyone is planning to join them to please let them know through their Facebook page.

Pubs to reopen

Montgomery’s licensed premises will welcome customers old and new as rules are relaxed in Wales for social drinking.

The Dragon Hotel is already able to offer a table service outside to customers, and the Cottage Inn and the Crown Inn will be opening their doors in the week beginning August 3.

Russ from the Cottage said: “It’s been a long old wait to welcome our customers, but we will be pleased to see them outside, or inside, with safe social distancing from August 5 onwards.”

After that date the Cottage will be open from Wednesdays to Saturdays between 12 and 7pm.

The Dragon is open each day, and the Crown plans to open for indoor drinkers, again using appropriate social distancing measures, from August 3.

Guides seek new leaders

THE 1st Montgomery Guides are looking for new leaders to start in September.

The offer represents an opportunity for someone to join the strong girlguiding team in Montgomery, with full training and support provided.

District commissioner Cath Wilkins said: “We hope people will consider this, and express their interest.

“They are welcome to contact us as individuals, or perhaps with a friend so that they can join together.”

For more information or to express an interest please contact Cath Wilkins on

Virtual hop, skip and jump event

Montgomery Friends of School have decided to get active in order to raise money for the school.

During August many children, parents and friends are preparing to walk, run, hop and jump virtually all the way around Wales, a huge 870 miles.

Rachel Williams, chair of the group said: “We cannot wait to don our trainers and get out into the countryside.

“This is a great fundraiser as all ages of children aged between four and 11 can do their bit.

“We are raising funds for new laptops and also the children are loving their outdoor learning so money raised will help to facilitate that further.”

To sponsor the children visit the Friends of Montgomery School Go Fund me page at or contact Rachel Williams on 07813666437 /

Rachel added: “870 miles is a long way for little legs and the children would love lots of support.”

Fresh take on social distancing

RESIDENTS in Montgomery have adopted a novel approach to social distancing guidelines.

Instead of the usual plastic two metre distance markers seen on the ground to advise shoppers, Katrina Collins of Shed 38 and Montgomery graphic designer Keith Williams, have decided to mark out the town in a more interesting way.

Each marker outlines the equivalent of two metres required in a range of quirky ways with many linked to neighbouring businesses.

Outside Bunners Store a marking of “1.1 piano hinges” has been painted while visitors to Castle Kitchen will spot a sign asking them to remain “33.7 carrot cakes apart”.

Other, more random measurements include seven chihuahuas, 0.25 whale sharks, and 85.36 pound coins.

Katrina said: “I am passionate about reducing the amount of plastic in our environment, and the usual markers are often unattractive as well, so Keith and I got our heads together to create something more attractive with no impact on the environment.”

Keith, who painted all the markers, said: “We agreed that identifying social distance by objects might be amusing for residents and visitors.”