Exmouth Harriers run to Westward League success

PUBLISHED: 13:44 19 October 2017

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For one of the smaller clubs taking part in the Westward League, Exmouth Harriers chalked up an astounding success with victory in both the Senior Men’s and the Veteran Men’s categories, writes Cathy Newman.

For a club with fewer than 100 members, this is a remarkable achievement and sets the bar very high for the subsequent five rounds of this competition.

The races were run in pleasant, mild conditions at Stover School in Newton Abbot.

The men, running a course of about 9000m, were led home by Tom Merson in fourth place followed by Berihu Hadera in eighth and Jamie Palmer first V45 and 11th overall.

Jason Drew and Mac McNaghten running their first cross-country for the club finished 24th and 79th respectively.

Age group successes also came from Hugh Marsden, as second V55, and Des White, first V60. Anthony Hatchard, Simon Minting and Rob Ellis, always close competitors, finished in 22nd, 27th and 30th respectively with club captain MIke Musgrove not far behind in 45th.

Dave Stone fell, but still managed 72nd and Craig Butler was 96th.

In the women’s competition Susan Hill was 82nd, Kate Baker 94th, Jane McDonald (returning to competition after an injury) 110th and Dawn Teed 125th. The club will be looking to build on this excellent turnout in the next race in Newquay on November 12.

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