Park Running

Many of the Mighty Greens have been making the most of our local, and not so local, Park Runs.  With so many Devon Park Runs on our doorstep it would be rude not to participate in such a social and inclusive event.

 

Park Runs take place at 9am on Saturday Morning in the following Devon Locations and many more:

Seaton Esplanade 

Exmouth Seafront

Exeter Riverside

Haldon Forest

Parke National Trust

Killerton National Trust

You can find Park Runs across the world so please tell us if you participate in a more exotic one, just like Ann Cole did when she visited Cologne, Germany.

If Park Runs are your thing, you may be interested in reading a book by Devon author, Ian Mortimer,

Why Running Matters: Lessons in Life, Pain and Exhilaration From 5K to the Marathon

In his book Ian talks us through a whole year of running in Devon, from his home in Moretonhampstead.  He describes each run and reflects on why running is so valuable.

Final Countdown

Final Countdown 31 December 2019

By Terry Bewes

 

What a better way to finish the year than with a new trail run. Winding Paths organised the Final Countdown 10km race around the Dartington Hall estate. As with many races now, this one was sold out long before the day, so if you see a race you fancy do not delay signing up. There was plenty of parking, a café and toilets close to the start. Myself and Milly Frankpitt listened to the race briefing which told us that the start and finish were the same so starting off at the top of a hill for a long downhill run you soon realised that it would be a long run up hill to the finish. This is not a PB course thanks to the gates and stiles, but it does make you start at an easy pace. The run takes you through woods, up hills, along stoney paths, a bit of tarmac, across fields and lots of sticky mud. There are also a few technical sections to keep you on your toes. A third of the run is through fields by the river Dart and in places the steam railway is on the other side.

And then we were at the bottom of the hill ready for the run to the finish. We finished together in 1:16:19, 150 and 151 out of 245 finishers to collect a very nice medal for our effort.

The organisation was great and the marshal’s brilliant including two off our own, Alan Kay and Adrian ‘Gripper’ Horne who earned an entry into an upcoming Ultra. The race will return on the 31st December 2020, we will be there, and I can thoroughly recommend it.

Wednesday Night Run – 29th January

Wed 29th 19:00 Sailing Club, Sidmouth. Beginners Group: Terry/Kyle/Alexa | Improvers Group: Tim M/Paul | 3 miles: Helen | 4 – 5 miles & Warm Up: Rob | 6 miles steady: Phil | Interval/Speed: Ben/Justin/Adrian | Floater: Hamish |

Wednesday Night Run – 22nd January

Wed 22nd 19:00 Sailing Club, Sidmouth. Beginners Group: Terry/Kyle/Alexa | Improvers Group: Tim M/Paul | 3 miles: Jo | 4 – 5 miles & Warm Up: Simon | 6 miles steady: Martin | Interval/Speed: Ben/Justin/Adrian | Floater: Jon B |

Wednesday Night Run – 15th January

Wed 15th 19:00 Sailing Club, Sidmouth. Beginners Group: Terry/Kyle/Alexa | Improvers Group: Tim M/Paul | 3 miles: Laura | 4 – 5 miles & Warm Up: Claire | 6 miles steady: David | Interval/Speed/Offroad: Ben/Justin/Hamish | Floater: Rob |