Donna Womersley-Westlake A Beginner To Winner In Under A Year

The presentation of the Sidmouth Running Club’s Spring and Autumn Series took place on Saturday night at their Christmas party.  The challenges were set up to encourage members to participate in local running events wearing their Mighty Green shirts and awards were on offer for completing 3/4/5 of them.

The Spring Series comprised of the Clinic Maeer 10k, Ottery 10k, Otter Rail and River 10k and the Beer Blazer. Club chairman Terry Bewes, the only one to complete all 4 races, presented himself with his trophy before presenting Carol Hounsell, Sue Collman, Sarah Clapham and Alexa Baker with their awards for running 3 out of the 4.

Spring Series Winners 2022

The Autumn Series comprised of the Lions Trail 10k, Honiton Hippo, Bradleys 10k, Sidmouth 10k and The Westdown Wander. Sarah Clapham, Mark Norton, Stuart Moul , Christine and Karen Farnham, completed 3, Grahame Womersley-Westlake and Terry Bewes completed 4 of the races and Alexa Baker and Donna Womersley-Westlake ran all 5.  When presenting Donna with her shield Terry said how well deserved it was as Donna had only joined the club at the start of the year as a beginner. Donnas’ determination and dedication has seen her progress from run/walking 3 miles to running the 9 mile Westdown Wander in November and is now training for JP’s Exe to Axe, 22 miles of coastal footpath, in April!

Autumn Series Winners 2022

If you are inspired by Donna the beginners course starts on January 4th and costs £30 which includes club membership for the year. A warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed along with support and advice to help you achieve your goals and continue to progress throughout the year at your own pace.  Let Sidmouth Running Club help you catch the running bug, it can be addictive, honestly! Please visit the website for more information.  You CAN do it!