Busy Weekend for the Running Club
Saturday morning saw Olympic distance running legend and Sidmouth Running Club Ambassador, Jo Pavey, out supporting a local fundraising event. Newton Poppleford Primary School PTFA, assisted by Sidmouth Running Club, organised a 10km sponsored run that was started by Jo at the Sailing Club, also HQ for the Running Club, on Saturday morning. Jo Pavey gave the 21 runners a motivational talk, set them off, and then set off on her first training session of the day. Organiser Emma Finch thanked Jo, the sponsors, SRC and helpers. Runners raised £3500 towards the PTFA target of £10k.
Meanwhile further down the coast Nigel Maeer and new club member Dan Carter were out on a training run the length of a marathon. They completed their 26.2 miles in 3:45:16, and were pleased with a great time. However club runner Antony Hall was also in action on Saturday and completed 26.83 miles in a scorching 3:13:01giving an average 7.11 minute miles.
The Running Club ladies were not to be outdone. After both having chest infections which forced them to miss the 4 Trigs event cheery duo Cath Miller and Polly Walton decided they would do their own 4 Trigs race on Sunday morning and enjoyed stunning weather and amazing company. ‘What a great run!’ said Cath, ‘stunning day, especially with a little show from four deer. The only thing missing was tea and cake at the Sailing Club!’