Burns scorches home in Sidmouth RC time trial

The Juniors section of Sidmouth Running Club moves onto a new stage of its long-term development next week.

The Juniors' section of Sidmouth Running Club moves onto a new stage of its long-term development next week, when training sessions will be provided on at least three days of the week. Training for 8-16s takes place on Saturdays, usually at Core Copse on East Hill at 9am. The old Wednesday session is replaced by training on Tuesdays at The King's School athletics track, and on Thursdays in different locations within Sidmouth. These sessions will start at 6.30pm and are designed for 11 (Year 7) to 23-year-olds. There will also be occasional Sunday training for all 8-23 year olds when we will be working on running drills, flexibility, core and strength work. To check out where the new sessions are taking place, look at the club web site www.sidmouthrunningclub.org or, for more information, contact Malcolm Bayer, Head Coach, Sidmouth Running Club on (01404) 812186 or 07751 522980.l On the news front, 64 runners took part in the second of the club's Time Trials last week. Iain Burns, after his first cautious run last month, took the bullet in his teeth and sped round some seven minutes quicker, to come home first on the Long Course. Quite a few, in fact, improved their times, although none quite so dramatically. Andy Concannon slipped a few places down the field but still keeps the lead in the series, just ahead of Jess Watkins and Alan Hemsworth, who has just come to light as a serious contender.Similarly, Scott Hill was a couple of places off the front in the Short Course but improved his time so that he is still the man to beat with Sam Tipton, last year's series winner, in close contention.l Over the weekend the focus was on the Sid Vale Athletics meeting which was enjoyed by all the youngsters, spoilt only by the humiliation of the Running Club's Tug'o'War team by the patrons of the Tipton Red Lions

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