Events to look out for

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  • Umborne Ug 10k, Saturday June 3rd, 6pm. A great sounding event and ideal for a good Mighty Green turnout. It is an on and mostly off road 10k in beautiful scenery with a couple of hills, suitable for runners of all abilities. At the end of the race there are the famous Umborne cakes, hot drinks, a bar with a barrel of beer and a great BBQ – plus special awards for the first three male and female runners, vet prizes MV40,50,60 FV35,45,55. There is also the Fun Run – at 6.10pm and this is nearly all on road 2.5k,  mostly for the under 16s.

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Justin’s 10k Training

10K Course began 22nd March. Not too late to add your name if you want to join. If you are interested please complete the questionnaire that can be found here and email it to me at justin@alternative-aquitaine.co.uk. I’ll post updates and Top Tips to the SRC facebook page. I’d also like to be in touch with you all on a 1-2-1 basis throughout the course – please reach me via WhatsApp, fb messenger or email (my address is on the SRC website).  Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the Ottery 10k race Sunday 14 May. More details of the training course can be found here. A guide for pacing when doing speed work can be found here.

Top Tip #1. Use STRIDES to improve your TECHNIQUE – a surge of power lasting 10-20 seconds. Keep your HEAD still, your SHOULDERS low & loose, stay upright but LEAN FORWARD, engage your ARMS and let your FEET ‘brush’ the surface. Better form = faster CADENCE = more speed.
Top Tip #2. The key to improving your speed and endurance is doing a VARIETY of DIFFERENT pace runs REGULARLY. The Club 10k sessions on a Wednesday will focus on INTERVALS but you will also need to do TEMPO runs, LONG runs and EASY runs. Get in touch for some advice on what to do.
Top Tip #3. The Club Time Trial starts tomorrow evening on Muttersmoor. Whether you choose the 2 mile or 3.6 mile course this is a classic TEMPO run and a great 10k training session. TEMPO pace is faster than your half marathon pace but slower than your 10k pace. If you don’t know your pace for those distances, don’t worry about it, just be sure to run the TT at a FASTER pace than your normal EASY miles.
Top Tip #4. Your training doesn’t have to be planned into a weekly schedule. It’s often better to think about your training in FORTNIGHT blocks. It’s easier to fit a variety of runs into a 14 day schedule and it’s easier to fit runs around busy lives if you take the fortnight approach.

Becky’s Time Trials

The third round of the Summer Time Trials will be on Wednesday 7th June starting promptly at 18:45 from Mutters Moor Car Park. The first of the Time Trials went off to a flying start in April, with 28 runners doing the short course and 44 doing the long course. Results for the first two rounds (open in a new window) are available separately for the short and long courses.
If you didn’t run last month, it is not too late to take part. The Club’s Summer Time Trials are held on a scenic, off-road course on Mutters Moor. The time trial is not a race, or doesn’t have to be and that really is the beauty of it. Ideal for all ages and abilities.

This is how it works. After I have checked you all in, we will have a warm up in the opposite field & set you off accordingly, we will then send you around the coarse, which will be marked out in flour , to return and funnel you in , you will each receive a tally with a number on and you then carefully line up to give it to me in order. This is how we will work out your handicap. A map of the course can be found here. Please remember to wear trail / off road shoes & bring your own Jumper & water for after.

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The Chairman’s Mighty Green on Holiday Challenge 2017

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The Chairman’s Mighty Green Racing Challenge 2017

The Challenge is for wearing the Mighty Green while competing in an organised race the furthest away from SIDMOUTH.

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3 days ago

David Skinner

Did my first 10k today, the Clyst Hydon Huff. If I had looked at the gradient profile or realised it involved not only hilly lanes, rrunning through lake size puddles but also steep muddy ascents in the woods, I may have had second thoughts! Almost lost my shoes several times in the quagmire. Coincidentaly my race number, 70, is also my age. Just don't ask where I came! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done David , that's a tough run ..Congratulations 😆😆

Well done David, one for my list!

Well done

Well done .. u got to the end,thats the main thing 🏃‍♂️👍

Well done, sounds like more of an assault course than a 10k! 😂

Just for the record I came 126 out of 134 in 1:20:40

Well done David.

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3 days ago

Kerry Boyle

Wearing the mighty green today at the Exeter marathon, it was a bit windy and warm but managed sub 4 hours, not quite the sub 3h 50 I wanted. But it was my first and it was hard!! Thanks to coach Justin Ashby and training partner Claire Ashby for all their top tips and support. ... See MoreSee Less

Wearing the mighty green today at the Exeter marathon, it was a bit windy and warm but managed sub 4 hours, not quite the sub 3h 50 I wanted. But it was my first and it was hard!! Thanks to coach Justin Ashby and training partner Claire Ashby for all their top tips and support.

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Fantastic effort Kerry!

Congratulations Kerry! I'm sorry you missed your goal.

Great run Kerry Boyle your time will come with your determination

Well done Kerry!

Awesome Kerry! Well done hun x

Congratulations again Kerry I hv been thinking of you all day , so glad yr calf held out xx

Well done!

Fabulous time. Brilliant. You should feel very proud of that. Well done 🙂 x

Well done Kerry. I know you will feel disappointed not to quite get the time you were looking for. Sometimes on the day , it just doesn't quite go as planned. You know you are super fit and injury free ,will smash that time. Enjoy what a totally brilliant time you did do though - speeds I could only dream about ! Xx

Kerry Boyle you ran with so much courage! Sub 4 on your first marathon is something to be proud of and you'll have learned loads from the experience. You did something great today and I'm sure you'll be back for more 😉

You were a true warrior - the demons were well and truly beaten... Absolutely awesome effort and I'm looking forward to continuing our marathon journey after a little r&r (er, and my little light jog on Sunday)! x

Great effort Kerry, congratulations.

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2 days ago

Mark O'meara

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3 GREAT EVENTS, FULLY SUPPORTED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, WHETHER IT'S YOUR FIRST 10KM RUN OR YOUR 100TH MARATHON.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH ENHAM TRUST.

COME AND JOIN US FOR A FUN DAYS RUNNING. YOU CAN SIGN UP BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE.

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3 days ago

Julia Haddrell

New PB at Seaton yesterday 34:42 getting closer to my goal of sub 30 parkrun 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

New PB at Seaton yesterday 34:42 getting closer to my goal of sub 30 parkrun 😎

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Great effort, well done

You are getting a PB almost every week- it won't take long before you are below 30! 😀🏃‍♀️

Congratulations Julia Haddrell

Well done Julia , doing brilliantly 👍👍

Well done see u at the ug race

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4 days ago

Lydia Mansi

I was determined to hit the 10k mark after missing out on last week's Ottery 10k and I just did it! And I beat my 1h10 target 💪🏼 thank you Terry Bewes and Justin Ashby - couldn't have done it without your training 👍🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

I was determined to hit the 10k mark after missing out on last weeks Ottery 10k and I just did it! And I beat my 1h10 target 💪🏼 thank you Terry Bewes and Justin Ashby - couldnt have done it without your training 👍🏼

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Well done Lydia that's blooming fab xxxx

Excellent well done Lydia, just what you wanted 😀

Well done..x

Well done you, that's amazing! xx

Well done

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2 weeks ago

Terry Bewes

Names and numbers to me please for the Clubs Summer bar-b-que at the Sailing Club on Saturday 17th June. Bring the family and your friends. This event will only take place if there is enough interest. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

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Will there be cake? Xx

Yes please. 3 or 4.

Is it in the daytime or evening? Thanks

3 please Terry x

Think it will be an evening x

Yep! I'm in!

Interested. .....

2 please Terry Bewes

Yes Jenni Yeoman lots and lots of lovely cakes

Can we have 3 tickets for the barbeque

Fantastic, keep those names coming! It will be a lovely evening and a great way to support your club x Veggie food also provided as I am one of them! x

I'm on a day shift sorry 😞

Exams will be over, Me and mr jones would like 2 come plz

I am heading off for exams on 17th so can't make it this time.

THE FOOD WILL BE FREE! WILL START WITH SOME ACTIVITIES ON THE BEACH AROUND 5.00PM, FOLLOWED BY GRUB AND DRINKS IN THE SAILING CLUB!

There are 5 of us please. 2 members and 3 stragglers. 3 of us are vegetarians! Hope that's OK. Thanks

Happy to assist with any food preparation on the veggie front. Just message me if needed.

Sent on behalf of Paul Wright. 5 for him please. All meat eaters.

Thanks Christie, veggie support would be great! x

Two omnivores please

The Forrer family will be there. 2 adults, 3 children. And, I've convinced Jim to join the club so I better fill in that membership form!!

Well done Charlotte Forrer

Put me down as yes!

We'll be there! 2 adults, 2 children.

Include Karen & myself (1 veggie).

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5 days ago

Jennifer Bentley

Getting ready to start the Jurassic Coast 100k. With Debbie Marriott and Suzanne Rampersad. ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready to start the Jurassic Coast 100k. With Debbie Marriott and Suzanne Rampersad.

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Good luck girls. Brilliant! X

Good luck!x

Good luck ladies- awesome challenge xx

Good luck ladies xx

Good luck Girls , shall be thinking of you xx

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6 days ago

Lydia Mansi

This makes Bickwell Valley look like a walk in the park! 😳

www.facebook.com/thisisinsidertravel/videos/1563472333979930/

INSIDER travel
Slovenia is home to an insane vertical race on a hill that's usually used in ski jumping.
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I could do that no problem 😉 xx

I think that would hurt quite alot lol

I think I would be alright for the first bit...as far as the stone and pebbles go!

Good hill training!

6 days ago

Dirk Bander

This week (May 19th), the Friday run will start from Four Firs car park, on Woodbury Common, at 10am. If we can avoid the showers, there should be some lovely scenery and, showers or not, there will be some softer ground in places, for a change!
John Chesters.
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7 days ago

Lara Millmow

Representing The Mighty Greens in Crete! May 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Representing The Mighty Greens in Crete! May 2017

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Great job one for The Mighty Green on holiday comp.

Yes, my eyes are on the prize!

1 week ago

Hayley Otway

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YES Hayley Otway back to normal what ever that is.

Where were you Haley Otway?

7 days ago

Antony Hall

So before I run up salcombe hill again for fun, are we meeting at the carpark tonight or sailing club? ... See MoreSee Less

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I am running up there !

Yes up Salcombe hill!

Cool, see ya there!

We drove to 🌲 🌲🌲🌲 on Woodbury- just for fun before realising it was peak hill!

1 week ago

Hilary Askew

Crewkerne 10K Jun 4, 10:00amStokes Partners LLPAll welcome! Fabulous cakes & refreshments available, all in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.

Entry forms available on Stokes Partners LLP website & Crewkerne Running Club website
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Crewkerne 10K

1 week ago

Hilary Askew

Crewkerne 10K Jun 4, 10:00amStokes Partners LLPAll welcome! Fabulous cakes & refreshments available, all in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.

Entry forms available on Stokes Partners LLP website & Crewkerne Running Club website
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Crewkerne 10K

1 week ago

Tim Clay

Mighty Green on show on the Scilly Isles! ... See MoreSee Less

Mighty Green on show on the Scilly Isles!

1 week ago

Paula Farrand

A big thank you to Justin Ashby and Tim Mitchell for the 10k training- I learnt lots and got faster! Thanks also to all the other folk who make running club such a sociable and friendly time- even sprinting up and down every steep hill off Fortescue is tolerable when you do it with nice people! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well said. So agree ! Best club !!

Very well done on your sub 50! See you Wednesday 😀

I need to do this 10k training next time!

Great effort Paula, great club indeed.