A sizzling half-marathon personal best For Gripper

Finishing in the sea at Weymouth half-marathon

Finishing in the sea at Weymouth half-marathon - Credit: SRC

Sidmouth Running Club run leader, Adrian ‘Gripper’ Horne, ventured off to Dorset on Sunday to take part in the Weymouth Half Marathon organised by Just Racing.  
It was third time lucky for the race, having been previously postponed twice from September 2020, but with a staggered start and guidelines in place, Gripper was able to enjoy the run and record a superb milestone. 
The popular seaside half-marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery on a pretty flat one lap, 13.1 mile course, which Gripper, and all the competitors, greatly appreciated.    
The Mighty Green said, despite the intense heat, it shows how running on the Sidmouth hills pays dividends, as he managed to take a staggering six minutes off his half-marathon PB and finished in 2:02:30 hours. 
What an achievement in those scorching conditions: no wonder he headed straight for a paddle in the sea!

Gripper setting his PB

Gripper setting his PB - Credit: SRC

Time to cool down

Time to cool down - Credit: SRC

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