Sidmouth Running Club beginners go from strength to strength

Sidmouth Running Club beginners course at High Peak

Sidmouth Running Club beginners course at High Peak - Credit: Archant

On a recent Wednesday night, our new run leader Kyle Baker took his first run, leading the three-mile group under the watchful eye of his granddad, Terry Bewes.

This was a 30-strong group which included many of the beginners.

At the end of the beginners’ course they are told that the aim now is to get them to the top of High Peak, and this year they achieved it in record time, albeit somewhat by accident.

Kyle led the way and after the first mile Terry realised that he had forgotten to tell him where to turn off, so in the end it turned into a four-mile run which they all completed with some ease.

The highlight of course was reaching the top of High Peak and the views were outstanding and well worth the effort.

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? To thank the organisers, marshals and helpers of JP’s Exe to Axe race, Sidmouth Running Club organised a Sunday lunch for 32 at the Cricket Club.

They all enjoyed a tasty Sunday lunch prepared by Gill Hodge and her team and drinks in the glorious sunshine on the terrace.

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Thanks to the Cricket Club for their hospitality.

? Latest entries into the ‘Mighty Green on holiday’ challenge have come from Julia Haddrell in Cambodia, Steve Saunders in San Francisco and David Chipping in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

? The Mighty Green Ambassador Awards are open to all members of the club, writes Debbie Marriott.

The idea being that over the course of the year you enter at least one event a month, either a running event or a volunteering role. Ten entries count over the twelve months. Entry forms can be found online.

Well done to the 24 members who registered either a running or volunteering activity on the board in April.

Events included eight park runs, with Seaton being the most popular, and Cardiff, thanks to Steve Saunders, being the most far flung. We had international representation from Charlotte and Jim Forrer in the Paris Marathon and of course the highlight of the month was our very own JP’s Exe to Axe race, with five helpers and five runners registering.

Keep your entries coming in and see if you can match the standard of Adrian Clode and Julia Haddrell, who have managed multiple entries.

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