Junior Amelia Shows Her Mighty Green Spirit At The Axmouth Challenge

Sidmouth Running Club Junior Amelia Womersley-Westlake was not content with running the Axmouth Challenge 1 mile fun run on Sunday and chose to run the 3 mile race aimed at 12+ years!  Permission was given from race organisers Axe Valley Runners for the Mighty Green 8 year old to run with her dad (and SRC Junior leader) Grahame Womersley-Westlake, alongside her.  Despite a hill climb to start, Amelia finished in an impressive 40:42 and enjoyed every moment.

Amelia Womersley-Westlake enjoying her 5k run

Four Mighty Greens also faced the hill start too as they took part in the 9 mile race.  First timer Nikita Kay had been pre-warned about the hills and mud but found the event very enjoyable and said it was challenging in the best way and would recommend the race.  The Mighty Green finished in 1:39:41. Christine and Karen Farnham also enjoyed the multi terrain route along quiet lanes and off road trails and finished in 1:31:54 and 1:37:05 respectively.  First SRC runner to finish was head coach Kyle Baker who was very pleased to learn he had knocked 9 minutes of his previous time finishing 42nd out of a field of 116 in 1:19:19.

The MG Axmouth Challengers

All the Mighty Greens who took part agreed the refreshments; hot soup, bacon butties, flapjacks, cakes etc were amazing and would like to thank organiser Jane Calvert and her team for a great value for money, friendly local event.