Grandad and grandson duo complete Exe Estuary Virtual Half Marathon

 Grandad and grandson duo complete Exe Estuary Virtual Half Marathon

As well as setting the lock down challenged for members, Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) chairman Terry Bewes, has been completing them himself using them as training towards the Exe Estuary Virtual Half Marathon which he ran last week, writes Alexa Baker.

When Terry entered the race back in March, he had to enter his expected finish time, which as he had been training for it, he set himself a time of 2:30:00.

However, it was not until the start of Lockdown II and the challenges from that period, that saw Terry begin training in earnest with a six-mile run.

Using the challenges, he planned the flat(ish), circular route which he would run two loops of a run that took in; Harcombe, the Byes, Sidmouth seafront and Bickwell Valley.

With grandson and fellow Mighty Green, Kyle Baker, joining him for the actual event, the pair completed the half marathon in a time of 2:37:00, a result they were both very happy with – Kyle, because he had not been training and had ran an extra 2.5-miles to get to the start and back. and Terry, because he received another medal for his growing collection!

Terry has an eye for the running bling and has set the next Mighty Green challenge which is as a club to get as many members to enter the Virtual Grand Western Canal 10k Walk and Run that is being staged in support of CLIC Sargent with the SRC target being to land the team prize on offer at the run.

There is a smashing bit of bling for all who complete the run in December so it should be a win/win challenge!

Stephen Birley

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