Edwards leads Sidmouth six home at Fulfords Five

The Sidmouth runners who took part in the Fulfords Five.

The Sidmouth runners who took part in the Fulfords Five. - Credit: Archant

Six members of Sidmouth Running Club who weren’t quite as mad as those doing the four trigs braved the elements to get to the Fulfords Five in Exmouth, writes Sarah Brown.

Luckily, there was a break in the weather and the two-lap course allowed runners to experience beautiful sea views and a dry, but sandy course. Rob Edwards was the first man home for Sidmouth in an impressive time of 38:36, followed closely by Brendan Shepherd.

There was then a bit of a wait before Colin Flood and Sarah Brown crossed the line within 10 seconds of each other, just after 44 minutes. John Doherty had a good run to finish in around 45 minutes, and on her club debut, Suzi Rockey broke her own personal target of 50 minutes by a considerable amount!

Mick Allen wasn’t far behind, and Bill Valentine was the last of the Sidmouth runners home, also beating his own target by six minutes.

The race was held at the perfect time to avoid the rain, but all runners now have a beanie hat as a memento for the rest of the bad weather.


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