All dressed up for marathon

PUBLISHED: 15:57 20 January 2012

Jess Watkins

Jess Watkins

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Brian Gosling was the sole Sidmouth representative at the ‘Oh My Obelisk!’ race at Dawlish on Sunday. At 11 miles this was his first long race after coming back from injury and the aim was to make it back in under two hours. He just managed to do this and the knee held up although it was creaking quite a bit in the evening!

The course is challenging, especially the climb to the Obelisk on Haldon Hill but the noticeable difference this year was a biting wind making it particularly unpleasant for the marshals and spectators, but offset for the runners by continuous sunshine.

●In the results of the First Chance 10k last week we omitted to mention that Jess Watkins is also making a comeback and, to celebrate her last race as a singleton, she clocked up an impressive 40.59 only a few seconds slower than her PB of two years ago. We look forward to seeing her improve on that in her new guise after her marriage last weekend. Congratulations, Jess, on both counts.

●Continuing that theme, rumour has it that one lady runner is planning to run the London Marathon in a full length wedding dress.

Do I see a Guinness World Record coming this way!


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