Marathon madness for Sidmouth Running Club

Karen and Christine Farnham ran the Plym Trail Half Marathon

Karen and Christine Farnham ran the Plym Trail Half Marathon - Credit: SRC

Mighty Green Antony Hall found himself lining up with over 30,000 runners at the recent Manchester Marathon and finished in the top 1,000! 

A delighted Antony said: “I started off really well, keeping a steady pace of seven-minute miles until mile 18 where the long stretches of road took its toll and my pace dropped off considerably; but I kept going and finished just over two minutes outside my PB time in 3:10:06, 975th overall.” 

Jo Earlam headed to Cornwall to compete in the Atlantic Coast Challenge - three marathons over three days along the Cornish coastline. Day 1 saw Jo run between Trevone Head to Perranporth in 7:25:00. Day 2 included 3,500 feet of elevation between Perranporth and Hayle but Jo still knocked two minutes off the previous day. The final was a 28.86 mile stretch of the coastline from Lelant to Lands End with 4,800 feet of elevation.   

The Mighty Green completed the final section in 9:23:00, coming in 95th place out of 180 entrants. 

Cheryl Boulton travelled up to Weston-super-Mare on Sunday to compete in her first half marathon since the start of Covid. The Mighty Green was determined to beat her 2019 time of 2:08:24 and knocked almost two minutes off it, despite a quick dash to the portaloo at mile 8!   

It was the first time Cheryl ran in a new age category, senior women, having turned 50 earlier in the year and was delighted to find out she came 56th out of 137 and overall 576th out of a field of 1058 runners. Husband Bruce treated Cheryl to fish and chips on the pier afterwards with the added bonus of 20% discount for all runners. 

Karen and Christine Farnham ran the Plym Trail Half Marathon on Sunday in 2:07:45. This was Christine's first half after numerous attempts of trying but always getting injured during training.  

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On Wednesday evening, Chairman Terry Bewes presented the SRC Junior members who are representing the club at this month’s Rotary swimathon with a SRC swim bag as a thank you.  The Junior team will be competing alongside two adult SRC teams, the Elite and the Survivors. 

Junior swimathon team

Junior swimathon team - Credit: SRC

Cheryl Boulton taking a seat after WSM marathon

Cheryl Boulton taking a seat after WSM marathon - Credit: SRC

Cheryl Boulton WSM marathon

Cheryl Boulton WSM marathon - Credit: SRC

Jo Earlam in the Atlantic Coast Challenge

Jo Earlam in the Atlantic Coast Challenge - Credit: SRC

Antony Hall Manchester Marathon

Antony Hall Manchester Marathon - Credit: SRC

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