A Sunny Weekend of Running
Sidmouth Running Club proved yet again that they like a challenge when many registered on Saturday for the Brain Tumour Research fundraiser to walk/jog/run as many lengths of Sidmouth seafront wearing a hat. The aim was to collectively walk/jog/run 1560 lengths by 4pm and with so many Mighty Greens taking part throughout the day it looked possible.
Jon Ball started the challenge at 8.30am with a selection of hats to wear having already run up Peak Hill and back. He completed 30 lengths and earned himself a free cream tea as did Simon Aldridge, Marion Johnson and Terry Bewes.
Mark Andow enjoyed the flat and sunny conditions and went the extra mile(s), completing 50 lengths (20 miles) all part of his training plan for an ultra. SRC juniors ran and walked with their families including Ben Barnard, Jessica and Jasmine Thomson and families joined their Mighty Green parents including Harry Rose, Amelie Farrand, Ava Reeves and Pippa Johnson, all supporting each other as they passed by on the seafront.
MG’s Helen Akay and Martin Barnard dressed to impress with inflatable costumes-though they slightly impeded their running ability! The running club’s support was greatly appreciated by the Wear A Hat organisers.
Sunday was ‘a game of two halves’ as Mighty Greens Cheryl Boulton and Judith Jeeves ran in the Weston Super Half and the Cardiff half marathon respectively.
Club secretary Cheryl said, “Considering my 10 days of Covid ended last Saturday, I’m quite pleased with my time of 2:09:26 (only 3 minutes slower than the same race in October 2021).” Judith completed her half marathon in 2:29:11.
The 11+ SRC juniors enjoyed a spectacular sunset from Keble’s Seat last Wednesday and are looking forward to running off road in daylight now we have sprung forward. Please get in touch with the club if you would like to join them on a Wednesday evening. www.sidmouthrunningclub.co.uk