Co-Op community recognition for SRC chairman
- Credit: SRC
When Kirsty Cunningham, the store manager at Sidmouth Co-Op, put out a Facebook request on the Sidmouth Community page looking for recommendations of individuals / organisations that have gone the extra mile for the community this year, members of Sidmouth Running Club had someone in mind straightaway.
Terry Bewes has maintained a sense of community in the running club throughout the year, despite two lockdowns and ever-changing guidelines.
He would be the first to say he hasn’t done it by himself and that he has a supportive committee and team of run leaders, who willingly give up their time to the club, but he has gone above and beyond.
Terry organised a weekly quiz on zoom, with the help of John and Caroline Ball, and he put together a back to running programme for those that lost motivation during the first lockdown. This created a sense of camaraderie between the members, as they shared their experiences on the running club’s FB page.
He adapted the group sizes and start locations in response to the Government guidelines, keeping members updated and created two challenges during the second lockdown, which again created a lot of banter and friendly competitiveness, but also a lot of admin on his behalf, keeping track of everyone’s records.
Terry is currently hand delivering trophies and prizes individually and compiling a video presentation, again giving the club members a sense of community lost by not being able to sit down and celebrate achievements together.
The Mighty Greens are very grateful to Kirsty and Sidmouth Co-Op for letting them show Terry how appreciative they are of all he has done for the club and them.
Two Sidmouth Running club members have been flying the Mighty Green flag in festive events this December.
Derek Blackburn competed in the Mothecombe Beat the Sunset Race just before Christmas, which saw him crossing the River Erme twice during the 14k route, while David Welsh has been running the Advent Calendar 5k series.
Congratulations to Terry and his team from everyone at the Sidmouth Herald, and across the local community.