Jess wins her Ultra
Sidmouth Runners were out in force last weekend knocking out the miles in a variety of west country locations.
Once again filling her fellow club members with awe Jessica Raynor headed up to Taunton to compete in the low key but tough ‘Westcountry Ultra Flat 50 Miler’. Jess had a stunning race. Starting at 7.30am, 50 runners set off on a course which started in Taunton, followed the canal path to Bridgewater Docks, then along the River Parrett trail to Steart Marshes. From Steart the final section along the coast path gave weary runners views of the Quantocks to the left and the Bristol Channel to the right. Jessica was supported by her Mother, Sarah, who met her at the second aid station and then again towards the end, running the last five miles with Jess. ‘It was a lovely race’, said Jess ‘understated, but one of my favourites. I was 1st lady home and 5th overall, completing the distance in 9 hours. I was more than an hour ahead of the next lady home’.
Meanwhile Antony Hall, fully recovered from his London Marathon triumph and eager to run another marathon in the heat, kept it local this weekend. He completed the Exeter Marathon in 3:21:11 and declared himself happier with his pacing, keeping a steadier rate throughout this race.
Other club members tackled some local 10k and 5k races. David Skinner, completed the picturesque Clyst Hydon Huff 10k with over 90 other runners, enjoying the country lanes and achieving 1:21:23.
In Beer 11 SRC members took part in the hilly and hot Beer Blazer.
The club achieved great results in the 5k with Will Ashby first in his age category, Alecia Ranson first in her category and Suzy
Rockey third lady home. Hamish Spence led the Sidmouth field in the 10k with Sarah Clapham the first Sidmouth lady runner home.
Beer Blazer 10k results:
Hamish Spence 1:02:52, Sam Ingram 1:03:00, Christopher Day-Kerry 1:05:34, Sarah Clapham 1:06:52, Karen Farnham 1:08:14, Christine Farnham 1:08:14, Amelia Frankpitt 1:21:40, Janice Ranson 1:27:57
5k Results: Suzi Rockey 29:28, Will Ashby 32:30, Alecia Ranson 33:40