Sidmouth Running Club has been represented far and wide again recently. Lynda Hawkins and daughter Kaylee finally ran the Prague marathon after the fourth attempt, the previous ones being cancelled because of covid. This was Lynda’s 10th marathon and she was delighted to have finished in 4:11:27; better than the time she set ten years ago! Kaylee finished in 3:40:31.
Mighty Green Jane Hemsworth entered the North Dorset Marathon. Starting from Sturminster Newton the hilly route meandered through many pretty villages and despite the drizzle Jane finished in 4:41:00, making it her 34th marathon including 3 ultras.
Adrian Gripper Horne and Ollie Goodchild-Horne took part in the final Rat Race Dirty Weekend in Stamford near Peterborough. It was the perfect way for Ollie to celebrate his birthday as the event involves challenges, inflatable obstacles and partying! The 20 mile challenge took place on the Saturday and the MG’s completed it in 7.5 hours. Ollie said there was time spent queuing for the inflatables, some of which were very challenging and are not going to be repeated!
Leeann Thomson, Rachel Barnard and Jo Earlam took on the Devon Coastal Challenge-3 marathons over 3 days! Day 1 involved 4,500 feet of climbing in warm conditions but the stunning scenery and great atmosphere more than compensated for that. Day 2 saw Jo complete her 90th marathon with Rachel but the 4,500 feet of climbing and hot sunshine took its’ toll on Leeann who at mile 25 required medical attention. This has not put Leeann off at all, although the ladies decided to save day 3 with 6,500 feet of climb, they have already booked for another marathon challenge in October! Jo congratulated Rachel and Leeann on their first marathon medals for what is an incredibly tough event.