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Annual unique cross country race.

The yearly Beat The Bus Race is here again and event organiser Bill Valentine, of Sidmouth Running Club, wants to make it bigger and better than ever! The race is roughly 9 kilometres over multi-terrain including the uphill slog to the top of Peak Hill where the runners turn and return back to Otterton. Hopefully quick enough to beat the 157 bus on it's round trip.

Bill is looking to raise more awareness for the race in the hope of attracting more numbers and keeping up with previous races in the past few years.

The event will take place on Wednesday the 25th June 2014 at 6.37pm.

The entry form can be downloaded at this address

More details about Sidmouth Running Club can be found on their website which has regular updates on running evens throughout the year. It also has membership fees and contact details.

You can contact Bill Valentine about the Beat The Bus Race via the following.

01395 516763

There is also Beat Bertie The Bus, a 1 mile for under tens and 1 3/4 mile race for over tens. This starts from Otterton Green at 18:45 just after the main Beat The Bus Race. Entries will be taken on the day and the form can be downloaded here.

Sidmouth Running Club
Sidmouth Running Club
Sidmouth Running Club

Can you Beat The Bus? Sign up to the event and find out!

Bank Holiday Community Celebration

This Easter Bank Holiday weekend will be a great time to enjoy a visit to Sidmouth. The weather is predicted to be excellent so everything is crossed, not just the buns!

Good Friday April 18th will see the annual distribution of the hot cross buns and Easter eggs to children. This starts at 9am on the Bedford Lawn car park. If the weather does turn against the event then it will be moved to the St. John Ambulance Hall in Blackmore Drive.

There will also be a performance by the Sidmouth Town Band during the event which has been going for more than 30 years.

Easter Monday April 21st is the 1st Sidmouth Sea Fest! This take place on the Ham Green at the eastern end of the esplanade. The following events are taking place -

  • The Fish Kitchen – locally caught inshore fish preparation and cooking demonstrations!
  • Easter Fish Hunt – take part in the Sea Fest Easter Fish Hunt – head into town and find the fish in Sidmouth shops. Head back to the Ham and win a prize!
  • The Gig Longboats – have a go in a Gig
  • Jurassic Paddles
  • Casting On and Casting Off – knit a fish!
  • Fish casting – paint a cast of an inshore fish
  • T Shirt printing – print your own fish t-shirt
  • Japanese print rubbing
  • Crafts and Storytelling
  • Plenty of games – whack-a-fish, the fish stocks, hook a fish and more!
  • Exhibitions
  • Coastal Heritage
  • Traditional Skills
  • Live Music
  • The Lifeboat and much more!

For more information on the event the website can be found here - Sidmouth Sea Fest Website

Easter Bank Holiday family fun day on the Ham Green.

The Marine Bar Pizzeria

Phil and Sarah would like to welcome you to The Marine pub and Pizzeria opening night, from 7pm on the 16th of April. You will be able to taste all eight pizzas from the new menu and enjoy the 'new look'.

Having moved away from the seaside town of Sidmouth to live and work in London, the couple have returned to run The Marine. The Pizzeria is a new concept for the pub, developed by Phil having worked with an authentic Italian pizza chef in order to bring you the best pizza customised using local Devon produce. The dough is specialised for the perfect taste, leaving it to rest for the optimum amount of time so the best possible taste is achieved. Locally sourced sausage, cheese, chili oil, vegetables and salads are combined with the home made dough to give you the ultimate artisan pizza with the Devonshire twist...we hope you enjoy!

The Sidmouth Town Website would like to wish Phil and Sarah all the best for the future and look forward to sampling some of their creations!

New Pizzeria on Sidmouth's Esplanade!

Let everyone know about the new Pizzeria in Sidmouth.