The Umbourne Ug

Organised by Axe Valley Runners, the Umbourne Ug is described as a hilly, beautiful scenic route (approximately 950feet of elevation gain). Starting and finishing in the village of Umbourne it very soon heads into the hills. It was a very hot Saturday evening with dry conditions underfoot, so the 9 runners from the SRC who took part were grateful for the refreshment stops, most particularly the one with cider on tap. The event was well signed and the Marshals were all very helpful and gave the runners plenty of encouragement.
David King was the first Sidmouth runner to cross the line coming in 35th position over all in 59m39s, Christine Farnham took 51st place in 1h05m39s with sister Karen Farnham one place behind, 52nd in 1h05m41s. Not far behind was Sarah Clapham in 1h09m05s taking the 59th spot, Caroline Ball came 85th in 1h30m40s with Sarah Watkins and Kerry Agar who ran and crossed the line together in 1h31m50s taking 86th and 87th places respectively. For this years beginner Beccy Johnson, this was her first 10k race since 2011, so she did well to take 88th place in 1h32m02s. Beccy thanks Sarah, Paul and Kerry for sticking with her when they could have run faster. They showed the true Mighty Green Spirit and made sure I wasn’t left behind. Paul Williamson swept up for the MG’s in 89th place with a time of 1h32m04s.