A record breaking running weekend for Sidmouth Running Club

 A record breaking running weekend for Sidmouth Running Club

Kirsteen Welch on the podium after the 50k Ultra race

Following on from her success in the Exeter half marathon last week, Kirsteen Welch competed in the 50k Ultra race as part of the Golden Trail Series, writes Alexa Baker.

This Mighty Green was the first woman over the line, ninth overall and smashed the woman’s course record and the previous men’s course record!

It was the first time in this race that a lady has finished in under four hours, which Kirsteen did in 3:56:44 knocking nearly 40 minutes off the old record!

On Saturday, two Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) members headed up to Petworth in Hampshire to compete in The Salomon Serpent Trail organised by Freedom Racing.

Hannah Maslen ran the half marathon and after a mental tricky start the Mighty Green pulled herself through to get herself a half marathon PB of 2:28:48.

Closer to home on Sunday a small posse of Mighty Greens took part in LME’s Balmy Bicton 10k. 

For Suzi Rockey it was a last minute decision having entered the race the night before and she was very happy to see the finish line completing the course in 57:20.        

David Welsh completed the course in 1:05:35 coming third in his age category and Jamie Locke was very happy with his result especially considering there were a few challenging hills. He came 23rd out of a field of 79 runners, fifth male in age category with a time of 50:42.            

Mighty Green, Niall Hawkins, had a fantastic run, crossing the finish line in 42:00, giving him a well-deserved third place overall and second in age category.    

David Welsh at the Balmy Bicton event
Jamie Locke at the Balmy Bicton event
Suzi Rockey at the Balmy Bicton event.
Niall Hawkins at the Balmy Bicton event.

Stephen Birley

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