Rewarding first night back For Sidmouth Running Club

Alexa Baker celebrating a victorious lockdown

Alexa Baker celebrating a victorious lockdown - Credit: SRC

This week saw the return of club runs and Chairman Terry Bewes was delighted to welcome so many familiar and new faces on Monday evening. 
It was the first opportunity for those new to the area and 2021 beginners to join a club run and they ran exceptionally well. 
Terry took the opportunity before the run to present the Mighty Green three-mile completion certificates to Kathy Jordan and Jo Crockett and the lockdown #3 challenge awards.  
Certificates and Prosecco were presented to the Mighty Greens who ran their heart out on Strava around the streets of Sidmouth in the Valentine challenge: Mark Norton, Yasmin Salter, Dawn Pike, Jenny Kay and Alexa Baker. 
The winners of the observational seat location challenge were announced.  This was a challenge to identify 65 seats/benches that the club regularly run past.  Runner-up Ann Cole correctly located 27 of the benches and won herself a John Lewis voucher, while Alexa successfully located 42 of the benches and won herself a voucher for a cream tea for two. 
The winner for the off-road bridge challenge, where you had to name the location of 34 bridges you would have ran past during the off-road lockdown challenges, was announced.  By correctly identifying 20 of the photos, a slightly embarrassed Alexa was presented with a further cream tea voucher for two.   
Terry then announced the Lockdown #3 Supreme champion - the only member who had completed all 36 lockdown challenges. A magnum of Prosecco and trophy was presented to press officer and run leader Alexa! 
Alexa, who hadn’t appreciated that she was quite competitive, thanked John Chesters and Terry Bewes for setting the challenges and her very patient running buddies, Jenny Kay, who at one point had to help Alexa get her leg over a style, Helen Akay, who probably regretted trusting Alexa’s map reading skills on Muttersmoor and Terry Bewes who ran with her on the Lade Foot (not so) low tide challenge!  
Alexa is looking forward to sharing the cream teas with her lockdown #3 run buddies when restrictions are lifted. 
 

Yasmin Salter enjoys the winning feeling

Yasmin Salter enjoys the winning feeling - Credit: SRC

Ann Cole with her prize

Ann Cole with her prize - Credit: SRC

Dawn Pike with her rewards

Dawn Pike with her rewards - Credit: SRC

Jenny Kay was another winner

Jenny Kay was another winner - Credit: SRC

Mark Norton celebrates running success

Mark Norton celebrates running success - Credit: SRC

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