Sidmouth runners take part in cross-country championships

Sidmouth Running Club members at the Blackdown Beast

Sidmouth Running Club members at the Blackdown Beast - Credit: Archant

Five members of Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) took part in the South West Veterans Cross-country Championships held at Sidford, writes David Millen.

The race, which was hotly contested by a strong field of 50 runners all aged over 35, was over a 6km course comprising 3.5 laps around the rugby field, football fields, alongside the river and through a small section of woodland.

With the recent rains, parts of the course were very muddy, as befits a cross-country course, with a number of twists and turns.

First Sidmouth runner to finish was Naomi Garrick in a time of 32:39.

Naomi was closely followed by Rob Edwards in 33.04.

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Next to cross the line for Sidmouth was Christine Farnham, who picked up the prize for third lady in her age category, finishing in a time of 35:00. Completing the Sidmouth contingent were David Millen in 35:39 and Karen Farnham in 35:48.

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