Sidmouth Running Club in the mud
Despite heavy rains, the challenges of the Sidmouth Running Club Lockdown continue.
OGLEs are doing well with Emma Grainger enjoying the view and Kate Jenkins maneuvering through the mud. Bex McDonald and his intrepid family took part in the OGLE orienteering race on East Hill / Core Copse and found 11 impressive checkpoints. They even encountered the mastermind behind the routes, John Chesters and his wife Ruth, planning the next one.
Unfortunately, there appear to have been some issues with Strava this week. where part of a race or an entire race has not been recorded. More boring for Graham ‘Rocker’ Sheppard and Kerry Salter, it happened when they ran the Waterfront Streetlight Challenge, a monotonous six mile flat. Showing a true Mighty Green spirit, Rocker and Kerry are determined to run and save this challenge again.
The dynamic duo, Tim Swarbrick and Derek Blackburn, were the first to take on the off-road challenge, which brought together Muttersmoor, Passaford Farm, Colaton Raleigh and Newton Poppleford, scoring a perfect ten out of ten from President Terry Bewes.
Jo Earlam, with her dog Freddie, added miles as she hiked the route from Tipton and Sarah Burston enjoyed the run, escaping the joys of home schooling.
The weekend rain made the road extremely wet underfoot and even more muddy, but did not deter Adrian “ Gripper ” Horne and his son, Tracy Scannell and Beccy Johnson, Brigid McSmith and Ann Cole with Ivey his dog, who embraced the conditions well and followed the road well. .
Unlike Helen Akay and Alexa Baker, who had extreme difficulty getting out of Muttersmoor and had to resort to phoning Terry. Once they found Passmoor Lane nothing stood in their way and they even had time to marvel at all the swans in Newton Poppleford.
The end of January saw several members complete the Strava 200k challenge, including Rob Edwards, Derek Blackburn for the first time and Dan Prettejohn, who ran a weekend half marathon to take it over the target.
Mighty Greens Helen Palmer and Ross Walton completed the Strava 100km challenge. Kudos to everyone who has been through this lockdown, bring on the challenges of week four.