Beginners flourishing with the Mighty Greens

Beginner no more Jo Crocket

Beginner no more Jo Crocket - Credit: SRC

Jo Crocket is a beginner no more, as she successfully ran three miles without stopping with Chairman Terry Bewes and will now be running the lockdown challenges as a Mighty Green. Rob Waggett, Tilly Austin and Kathy Jordan did a great job, completing two challenges this week. 
This week’s lockdown challenges were figure of eights around the Primley Road area and Malden Road circuits. The runners included Kerry Salter, Els Laureys, Carol McManus, Tim Swarbrick, Derek Blackburn, Bex McDonald, Zsa Zsa Croft, Ross Walton, Susan Reeve, Cheryl Boulton and new member Stephanie Brown. 
Emma Grainger attempted Ogle 10 this week and enjoyed the lack of mud, Amelia Frankpitt ran her first Ogle route and found six control points, while Colin L’Anson found all 20 controls on his 12.5-mile Ogle 7 run. 
Mum and daughter, Paula and Amelie Farrand ran the unofficial parkrun route, as did Andrew Swain, David Welsh, Lottie May, Tracey Scannell, Beccy Johnson, Zsa Zsa Croft, Bex McDonald and Mark Norton with a great time of 25.15 minutes. 
SRC special mentions go to Antony Hall, who has had a cracking week catching up with the lockdown challenges, running two or three of them in one outing and including running the Primley/Malden loops at 6.52min/miles; Dan Prettejohn ran an amazing 30.04km at 6.15km/min pace, Bert Dykema ran an outstanding 31.10km at 6.02 km/min pace on Monday and Sarah Burston ran 15.4 miles along the coast, river and through woods. 
With no Chairman’s off-road challenge set this week, it gave runners a chance to catch up with previous challenges.   
Ross Walton ran the 12 -mile route, Adrian Horne ran the Harpford Woods challenge and Jenny Kay and Alexa Baker enjoyed last week’s Mincombe Woods challenge in the sun.   
Alison Long and Liz Goodman ran to High Peak, Susan Reeve ran three trigs, Allan Kay and Kyle Baker ran Otterton to Budleigh Salterton and back, the dynamic duo, Tim Swarbrick and Derek Blackburn ran the Sidmouth Ring anticlockwise, and Jane Hemsworth and Jo Earlam met Terry Bewes on their 11-mile run, as they were running to Weston trig in different directions.   

Jenny Kay on the boardwalk

Jenny Kay on the boardwalk - Credit: SRC

Susan Reeve at High Peak trig

Susan Reeve at High Peak trig - Credit: SRC

Jenny Kay on the boardwalk

Jenny Kay on the boardwalk - Credit: SRC

Mum and daughter Paula and Amelie Farrand

Mum and daughter Paula and Amelie Farrand - Credit: SRC

 Tim Swarbrick and Derek Blackburn on the Sid Valley Ring

Tim Swarbrick and Derek Blackburn on the Sid Valley Ring - Credit: SRC

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