SRC’s Antony Hall and Ollie Goodchild Horne took part in Climb South West’s 5 Trig challenge on Saturday. The route starts from Budleigh Salterton and follows the SW coast path to West Down Beacon, heading inland across Woodbury Common, Harpford, Muttersmoor to High Peak and back along the coast path to Budleigh, 2818 feet of elevation! Although Antony described the run as 22 miles of hills and pain the Mighty Green finished in second place in 3:43:00 with Ollie finishing in 5th place in 4:04:00.
Five Mighty Greens took part in South West Road Runners Drogo 10 on Sunday. Jess Watkins was the first to cross the finish line, 52nd out of a field of 429 in 1:24:31, Darren Pearce finished in 1:39:59 and Catherine Hilton in 1:53:44.
Carol Hounsell and Sarah Watkins ran together enjoying the beautiful scenery but said the route was rather undulating! They finished in 2:18:16.
A bit closer to home, Judith Jeeves, Jo Earlam and Mark Andow took part in Winding Paths’ Starcross Shuffle. The runners have 7 hours to complete as many 6.6 mile loops along the Exe estuary as they want.
Judith was happy to complete one loop, enjoying the scenery as she ran along having taken part in Cranbrook parkrun the day before; Jo ran 4 loops making it her 96th marathon, her 5th in as many weeks in 6:17:10
and Mark, who won the draw for SRC’s London marathon place 2023, ran an incredible 6 laps, an ultra marathon of 40 miles in 6:29:57 which earnt him third place.
Congratulations to everyone.