Fun runners named Sidbury’s villagers of year

PUBLISHED: 12:59 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:59 26 September 2013

Sidbury joint villagers of the year Rob Summers and Monique Pike presented with the Jim Rogers memorial cup at the annual fayre. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 6913-38-13TI To order your copy of this photo of this photo go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidbury joint villagers of the year Rob Summers and Monique Pike presented with the Jim Rogers memorial cup at the annual fayre. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 6913-38-13TI To order your copy of this photo of this photo go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A panel of judges has named two active Sidbury residents who kept a fun run alive as their villagers of the year.

The sought-after accolade is shared between Monique Pike, who started the event during the annual fair week, and Rob Summers, who has taken it on.

They were presented with the Jim Rogers Memorial Cup, which last year went to Olympian Mary King.

Monique, who is the parish church council’s treasurer and a member of a number of other committees, said: “The week is probably the only time of year that all walks of life come together – we are all really proud of it.”

The Toulouse native moved to Sidbury after marrying into a family with a strong connection to the village, and shares their desire to preserve its way of life.

Monique set up a fun run that is still going more than a decade on, attracting entrants of all ages, and now fireworks committee chairman Rob has brought a new lease of life.


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