Runners contemplate new shirts
Sidmouth Running Club is holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, July 27, at 6.45pm to discuss the adoption of a new vest for the club.
Details have been sent out to all members and the club don’t want to waste too much time on it as they will all want to go out on the evening run at the usual time, so members are asked to give the matter some thought beforehand so a short debate can be followed by a quick vote by show of hands.
More information about the proposal, including the pros and cons are on the club website and one or two people have been modelling the vests so everyone should know about it.
On the running front, it was good to see two of our members performing well at the Wellington 10, which was held last Sunday, with a choice of 10Km or 10 miles. Sidmouth’s two went for the longer option but, considering they run over hills around Sidmouth all the time, they found the going surprisingly tough. Mind you, the route was described as "undulating", which always means "very hilly".
Milan Goc (sixth overall in a large field) had a brilliant run and sprinted to the finish in 1.02.23 (another PB) looking fresh and fit to the end. Di Puzey got in a panic over the last two miles as she was also aiming for a PB. It kept her going though and the mission was duly accomplished as she was clocked in at 1.14.30 and was the fifth lady to finish. That is a new club age group record but, more amazingly, it was better than her previous best time set 21 years ago - ‘not bad for an old bird’, she said. We say brilliant.
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On Tuesday evening, it was Laurence Bolam’s turn to show that he is the master of the 5k, clocking up an impressive 16.52 for the distance at the first of the Run Exe Summer Series.
Ever-present Milan Goc just missed out on a top 10 place in 18.02, whilst Mark Keast turned in a very respectable 22.08. Lesley Roberts, battling with tooth ache, did a quick 23.25 and Bill Valentine, who is in erratic form at the moment, was pleased with his 26.42. Anne Langworthy completed a good evening all-round by comfortably breaking the half hour barrier by over half a minute, 29.27.
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