Kirsteen Welsh is back flying the Mighty Green flag

Kirsteen Welsh in the Exeter half-marathon

Kirsteen Welsh in the Exeter half-marathon - Credit: SRC

Last weekend, Sidmouth Running Club’s Kirsteen Welsh raced in the Run Exe 5k, her first 5k race since running an Exmouth parkrun back in October 2018 and achieved a big PB of 16.59 minutes!  Kirsteen said: “There is definitely more in me to go quicker with targeted speed work and more racing to increase my pain threshold to keep pushing the pace, even when it starts to hurt.”   
This Sunday saw Kirsteen and new Mighty Green Jamie Locke race in the Exeter Half Marathon organised by City Community Trust.   
Jamie enjoyed the traffic free, flat route along the footpath and cycle track of the River Exe and Exeter canal, dodging the rain drops and was very pleased with his result, coming in 132 out of 275 runners in 1:50:37.   
Kirsteen, despite the weather conditions and twisty route, was the first woman to cross the finish line in 77:24 wearing the Mighty Green colours. A fantastic result reflecting the dedication of her training, well done Kirsteen. 
Travelling further afield, David Skinner had an early start on Saturday to get to Sibleyback lake in Cornwall for the Gecko gathering 5k which started at 8am.  
David said: “I haven’t been there before but it was a very nice lake to run (in my case still very slowly) around with a decent cafe. I only do it for the bling!” 

David Skinner Gecko race

David Skinner Gecko race - Credit: SRC

Jamie Locke Exeter half-marathon

Jamie Locke Exeter half-marathon - Credit: SRC


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