Sidmouth Running Club trio impress at regional championship

Justin Ashby on his way to a new PB at the Exeter First Chance 10k meeting

Justin Ashby on his way to a new PB at the Exeter First Chance 10k meeting - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Running Club had one senior and two junior members involved at the South West Club and County Cross Country Championships, held at Exeter Racecourse, writes Terry Bewes.

The various courses all involved several laps of a largely flat course, but with a punishing uphill finish.

The weather was fine and the going was soft under foot. First out of the blocks was Kate Marriott. Once again the very competitive Kate had an excellent race and was pleased with her 23rd position overall and even more pleased with her fourth in Devon placing as this earned her a Silver medal as part of the Devon U15 girls’ team.

Toby Garrick the other half of this dynamic duo had another excellent run and finished 19th overall and he too was placed fourth Devon runner in a team that took the U17 boys Silver medal. Naomi Garrick gave a very spirited performance to finish 48th in the senior women’s event and deserved a medal, even if she didn’t get one!


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