Training runs, medals and more for Sidmouth Running Club members

  Posted: 08.08.21 at 19:23 by Alexa Baker

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Jamie Locke headed down to Totnes with his brother to take part in the Totnes 10k recently. Wearing the Mighty Green t-shirt for the first time, Jamie took the muddy off-road route including a seemingly never-ending hill in his stride and finished in 55:28 minutes, 161st out of a field of 548 runners, with his brother not far behind.

At Wednesday evening’s club run Emma Grainger was proudly wearing her latest headband which she received along with a medal for completing the Virtual Grand Western Canal 10k. The club is hoping to retain the trophy it won last year and it is not too late to sign up for this fundraising run.

On Saturday Mighty Greens Mark Norton and Judith Jeeves took part in the Seaton park run. For Mark it was park run number 141, his first one in 18 months and on pebbles; he completed it in 24:53 minutes. Judith really enjoyed being back, her last park run being March 2020 and completed the 5k course in 27:22 minutes.

Jo Earlam and Jane Hemsworth surprised themselves when on a recent 13.1 mile training run. With a time of 2:19.00, which included a spot of window shopping in Exmouth, they discovered they had run faster than their half marathon time 20 years ago!

With Sidmouth Running Club’s largest event, JP’s Exe to Axe, fast approaching (Sunday 10th October) several members have been spotted running the coast path in preparation or in some cases, like Tim Swarbrick who ran back from Seaton, deciding to enter! For further information on this challenging but scenic 21+ mile race please head to the club’s website.

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