Sidmouth Running Club report - a record-breaking weekend

  Posted: 06.07.21 at 08:04 by Alexa Baker

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On Saturday two SRC members headed up to Petworth in Hampshire to compete in The Salomon Serpent Trail organised by Freedom Racing.
Hannah Maslen ran the half marathon and after a mental tricky start the Mighty Green pulled herself through to get herself a half marathon PB of 2:28:48.

Following on from her success in the Exeter half marathon last week, Kirsteen Welch competed in the 50k Ultra race as part of the Golden Trail Series. This Mighty Green was the first woman over the line, 9th overall and smashed the women’s course record and the previous men’s course record! It was the first time in this race that a lady has finished in under 4 hours, which Kirsteen did in 3:56:44 knocking nearly 40 minutes off the old record!

Closer to home on Sunday a small posse of Mighty Greens took part in LME’s Balmy Bicton 10k. For Suzi Rockey it was a last-minute decision, having entered the race the night before, and she was very happy to see the finish line completing the course in 57:20.

David Welsh completed the course in 1:05:35 coming 3rd in his age category and Jamie Locke was very happy with his result, especially considering there were a few challenging hills. He came 23rd out of a field of 79 runners, 5th male in age category with a time of 50:42.

Mighty Green Niall Hawkins had a fantastic run, crossing the finish line in 42:00, giving him a well-deserved 3rd place overall and 2nd in age category.

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