Drogo 2015

Six Sidmouth runners ventured to the edge of Dartmoor last Sunday to run the challenging and beautiful Drogo 10. This is definitely one of the most scenic races in the calendar and one of the best supported too – nearly 500 runners completed the 10 mile course this year. Saturday morning’s torrential rain left the course in a satisfyingly muddy condition, however runners could certainly not complain about conditions on race morning with a temperature of 15 degrees justifying the many short sleeves on display – quite rare in November! When you think about Drogo the mind tends to focus on the notorious Hunters’ Path, a brutal half mile climb back towards the castle at mile 8.

However, it would be foolish to forget hills no.1 and no.2 both of which are energy-sapping climbs from the river valley to the ridge path. It seems as though the Sidmouth crew took the conditions in their stride. Linda and Jade Hawkins are becoming a regular sight on the circuit with both completing the course comfortably under the 2 hour mark. Claire Ashby looked remarkably fresh as she emerged from her ascent of the Hunters’ Path, finishing in a highly respectable time of 1:41.

Fiona Cummins took the honours of first Sidmouth lady home in a time of 1:36, easily in the top half of the field. Just ahead of her in a time of 1:32 was Alan Colwill whose tactics of ‘run hard for 8 miles then walk the last hill’ clearly paid dividends. Claire’s husband, Justin, also enjoyed proceedings, finishing 14th in a time of 1:08.

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Four Trigs Challenge 2019.

The 19th running of the Four Trigs Challenge will be held on Sunday 10th February 2019. For details of the challenge and for an entry form please click on the links below.

Sidmouth Running Club East Devon Spring Series 2019.

This is a non-competitive team activity and consists of a series of off-road races in the first half of 2019. A suggested training plan is included to encourage as many club members to take part.
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Mighty Green Ambassadors

We had a flurry of entries in November thanks mainly to the Bicton Blister and Lite but with just 3 months to go we now have 13 hardy souls remaining in the Mighty Green Ambassador challenge. There are lots of Xmas events to boost December figures so don those muddy trainers and make the most of the opportunity to be seen in red instead of the usual green!
If you’ve forgotten to record previous events don’t worry it’s not too late- just complete the form. However Hamish would be delighted if you could report your run straight after your race as this helps him with his Sidmouth Herald reports.
If you want to start 2019 as you mean to go on you can run on New Years Day with park run events at Exmouth and Killington.
What is it all about? The aim is for all club members to represent SRC at least once every month by taking part in a running event or by representing SRC as a volunteer at a race or social event. Each event only counts once (different park runs are counted as different events) and although the aim is for one each month you only need to collect 10 over the 12 month period (2 months allowed for holidays or injury). However only one event per month counts towards the 10.