Sidmouth Running Club plays host to 2018 Woodland Relays

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY - Credit: Archant

A sunny summer evening welcomed runners from local clubs for the annual invitation event, the Woodland Relays, which was hosted this year by Sidmouth Running Club on Salcombe Hill on a balmy June evening, writes Monica Read.

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY - Credit: Archant

Having initially expected 30 teams to attend, the club was delighted with the turnout of 63 teams of three people from local running clubs such as Axe Valley, Honiton and Exmouth, as well as teams from the Met Office, Dukes, Cranbrook Scouts and many others.

All ages and abilities were catered for with Under-11 teams such as ‘The Young Coyotes’ and ‘Cos Girls Can Run’ competing over the short course, whilst the aptly named ‘210 Years and Counting’ team from Sidmouth Running Club took on the long course.

Sidmouth Running Club chairman Terry Bewes thanked the many club members involved in organising and supporting the event.

Many members ran for their club, including some from this year’s beginners’ group, and we were delighted with Toby Garrick, who was the fastest senior male over the long course.

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY - Credit: Archant


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But a huge ‘well done’ also needs to go to all the helpers, from those that set out the course, to the marshals, the timer and number recorder, water providers, photographer, first aid support and most popular, the catering crew who rose to the occasion and provided an awesome array of cakes and bakes.

Results can be found at www.sidmouthrunningclub.co.uk

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY - Credit: Archant

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY - Credit: Archant

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY

Woodland Relays action. Picture ALLAN KAY - Credit: Archant

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