Sole ORC Jo Page headed to Sidmouth on New Year’s Eve to compete in Winding Paths the Final Countdown 10k. This is a trail run starting on Sidmouth Seafront. The route heads up the South West Coast Path trails and then inland for a big loop around Mutters Moor and nearby Woodland trails, before descending down to the finish back on Sidmouth Seafront.
It stopped raining for the race but there was still plenty of water about. The short field section was slippery in parts, and the course was heavy going throughout. It was windy in the open sections, but fortunately quieter in the wood. It was cold enough to have the Marshalls stamping their feet to keep the circulation going!
This year the course was changed and was either up or down and very muddy! A tough course, but Jo enjoyed it coming home in a time of 50:35 giving her 3rd female. A great start to the New Year!
If anyone is interesting in running 10k plus, then the next stage of the Couch to 50k programme commences on Tuesday 9 January. If there are any runners who are not currently members of the club and would like to join to take part in the training for this, or for the Half Marathon to Marathon (and beyond) training, please contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.