The Long and the Short of it

The Long and The Short of it!

As mentioned before, Sidmouth Running Club is encompassing of all abilities, is supportive of one another and celebrates achievements and milestones together whatever the distance or time.

The club’s web editor Rob Edwards has completed his mammoth virtual John O’Groats to Lands End and back again run with 4 weeks to spare before the year cut off point. Organised by Raced Coaching, Rob ran a total of 1,748 miles with over 200,000 feet of ascent with many of his runs involving a coffee stop. Over a quarter of runs in the first 6 months involved a mid-run coffee stop at Otterton Mill and in the second half of the year the Donkey Sanctuary and Otterton Mill. In fact the Mighty Green went through 2 loyalty cards. Rob said, “I am not a serious runner more a coffee drinker with a running problem!”

Rob with medal and t-shirt

Recently, Mighty Green Kirsteen Welch went out of her comfort zone and away from her mountainous training programme to compete in the Telford 10k, her first 10k in 12 months. Running a hard 10k was a shock to her system; a mountain marathon generally lasts four hours but she finished in an amazing 35:02 and is already planning to try again and go sub 35! Go Kirsteen.

Kirsteen at Telford 10k

If you feel inspired to dig your trainers out and give running a go there are still places available on our beginners and back to running courses which start on Wednesday 5th January at 7.15pm from St Johns school. Please email or ring 077345581782. A warm welcome is guaranteed!