What can only be described as an amazing

The extraordinary turnout for the Sidmouth Runing Club beginners course

The extraordinary turnout for the Sidmouth Runing Club beginners course - Credit: Archant

induction into the Mighty Green army took place last week when we were overwhelmed by the numbers signing up to the beginners course, writes Terry Bewes.

We had anticipated around 15 people, but ended up with 34 signing up on the night with several more saying they couldn’t make the first week but would be there on the second.

There was a wide range of age groups too ranging from teenagers to a gentleman in his seventies.

The new recruits have taken their first and hardest step by turning up to start an eight week programme to not only improve their fitness and health but have some fun and enjoyment on the journey.

The bar has been set high for them by last year’s beginners who by July got to the top of High Peak and in December completed their first 10k competing in the Reindeer Run. But I can see they are all up for the challenge and our leaders are there to help and encourage them all the way.


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