Sidmouth Running Club members take on the Woodbury 10km Fun Run

PUBLISHED: 08:52 26 October 2019 | UPDATED: 08:52 26 October 2019

Sidmouth Running Club members at the Woodbury 10k. Picture: SRC

Sidmouth Running Club members at the Woodbury 10k. Picture: SRC


Nine Mighty Green (MG) runners headed to Woodbury for their 10km Fun Run, writes Terry Bewes.

The event is hosted by Christ Church, Woodbury, raising funds for Hope4Kibera.

Unfortunately, with half-term and the Rugby World Cup matches on TV, only 68 competed, which was a pity as it was an excellently organised event.

This is a road race starting from the village hall and takes you around the village and out towards Woodbury Salterton.

There is a loop around Woodbury Salterton and then back toward Woodbury, finishing at the Village Hall. Awaiting you as you crossed the line was a medal and a bottle of water and a bacon roll, tea or coffee in the hall, and all for £12; £10 if you were an EA affiliated club member.With only 341 feet of elevation gain it is not a particularly hilly course, rather long slow climbs with some nice downhill stretches, although I did hear someone say at the finish 'why do they call it a fun run'! This was one of the first races I entered back in 2010 where I recorded a time of 57:38, so nine years later I was well pleased with my time of 1:00:47. Clearly my recovery is going well and I am getting nearer to the sub 1-hour 10km. Sarah prepared for this race with a Parkrun the day before, Emma was up protesting in London and David, on one of his rare non-appearances, sat in front of the television watching the rugby.As for the MG times: Sarah Clapham, 51:18; Christine Farnham, 52:35; Karen Farnham, 54:17; David Millen, 56:09; Terry Bewes, 1:00:47; John Doherty, 1:01:00; Gail Goldsmith, 1:01:13; Rachel Burrow, 1:05:12; Emma Grainger, 1:08:33.

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