Mark Andow wore his Mighty Green shirt when he took part in Outeredges’ Dartmoor Crossing recently; not that you would know as his raincoat was zipped up the whole time!
The 34 mile race started at Belstone and the MG ran through a mixed bag of weather conditions to finish in Ivybridge. Although the clear visibility and well marked out course didn’t stop him from ending up hip deep in a bog on one point-the fun part?! Despite this Mark finished in just under 7 hours, 42nd in a field of 112 and 7th in his age/gender category, fantastic effort!
This has been good preparation for Mark who is running The Templar Way on Sunday 17th September as part of a club organised event. Bex McDonald and chairman Terry Bewes have been busy planning the club outing which starts at Haytor and finishes 17 miles later in Teignmouth with an important low tide!
With the school summer holidays ending the running club is looking forward to welcoming old and new Juniors back to St Johns sports hall on Wednesday 13th September 5.45-6.45pm. The 8-11 year olds enjoy ‘Fun’demental sessions which include throwing, jumping and running in the sports hall whilst the 11+ group enjoy building their stamina and improving their technique on road and off road runs. Please use the contact Junior Coach tab on the club’s website for more details. www.sidmouthrunningclub.co.uk
As the evenings darken the club will return to on road running starting from St Johns School on Monday 18th September where torches and reflective gear will be necessary. The club has enjoyed a variety of off road runs on Monday evenings thanks to John and Ben Chesters throughout the summer and they will lead monthly torch lit off road runs from October. So if you are new to the area, looking for a new activity to get you through the darker nights or thinking of returning to running there is something for everyone at the friendly Sidmouth Running Club; just head to our website.