While many Sidmouth runners were focused on the Grizzly, Derek Blackburn went all out to tick ‘J’ off his parkrun alphabet. The Mighty Green travelled to Poznan in Poland to run the nearby Jezioro Swarzedzkie parkrun.

Sidmouth Herald: Derek runs in Poland

Alice Gill also avoided the muddy hills by taking part in the Bath Half organised by TDL Events. The MG felt strong all the way round and was very pleased with her time of 2:25:09, 4598th out of a field of 8441!

Judith Jeeves and Jane Hemsworth took part in Running Event’s Pie and Pasty Challenge. Starting in Exmouth, you have seven hours to run as many of the 5.3k laps along the disused railway line as you wish. Judith completed a half marathon in 2:33:08 and Jane ran a full marathon in 5:21:10.

Sidmouth Herald: Judith's pasty half

Junior leaders Donna and Grahame Womersley-Westlake had a day to remember on Saturday when they took part in Wild Running’s Race With No Name. Not for the faint hearted this is a 50k East to West traverse of Dartmoor, starting at Trenchford Reservoir and finishing in Tavistock. The adventurous Mighty Greens finished in 11 hours and 7 minutes.

Sidmouth Herald: The elements on Dartmoor

There was no lie in for Donna and Grahame the next day either as their daughter Amelia represented the SRC Juniors taking part in South-West Road Runner’s Feighan Fury fun run. The 8 year-old Mighty Green completed the 5.5k muddy trail run with 167m elevation in 51 minutes, passing many adults and finishing with a sprint finish 19th out of a field of 38.

Nikita Kay and Kyle Baker tested their legs at the Weston Super Half. Starting and finishing at The Grand Pier with nominal elevation this is one of the UK’s most unique seafront halves. Instead of the pebbles of Seaton and Branscombe the pair had sand to contend with, 1.5 miles of it. Kyle finished in 1:52:25, 410th out of a field of 1481 and Nikita knocked 15 minutes of her previous half marathon time, finishing in 2:02:28.

There is still time to get involved with our Junior Fun Run and JP’s Exe to Axe on 6/7th April. Please find more information at www.sidmouthrunningclub.co.uk