Exmouth Harriers duo chase Ironbridge Runner 3k series success

15:02 14 November 2012

Galina Barskaya

The past week has been a quiet one on the running front.

However, the second round of the Ironbridge Runner3k Series took place on Bonfire Night. Indeed noisy local pyrotechnics did put the event at risk of multiple false starts!

Not noisy enough to drown out gasps at the inaccuracy of the (presumably self-) seeding of, among others, the ‘D’ race winner who could have won the ‘C’ event by more than 30 seconds and even have finished second in the ‘B’!

Exmouth had three representatives and in the best traditions of sportsmanship our boys take their race allocations on the chin, that is “some you win, some you lose”.

Les Turner, in his 70th year worked hard to finish the ‘E’ race in 16:16, but once recovered from illness and injury will hope to kick on from there with a better time next month, when he should pick up a Veterans prize for the series.

Dave Eveleigh was in the bunch of the ‘C’ race and ran 10 seconds faster than in October (12:03 for ninth place). He now needs to finish five seconds in front of rival, Dave King (South West Veterans) to take the V55 overall award.

These races are graded on times, pitting male against female, young against old and in their vernacular Andrew Johnson was “well chuffed” to leave a string of talented male and female teenagers behind him, in taking 11 seconds off his October time, recording 11:51 for third in the same race as Eveleigh, leaving him just one second behind Jim Durston (South West Road Runners) his rival for the v45 title. So, a couple of exciting contests for Exmouth runners in prospect at the deciding round in December!

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 11:54
Exmouth Sea Angling Associaton The Christmas Fayre meeting

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association (ESAA) contested the Carnival competition that was fished from Mare Rocks to Sandy Bay, writes Robert Pennells.

Read more
Thu, 11:54
ESAA Christms Fayre winners

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association (ESAA) fished the annual Christmas Fayre meeting, writes Robert Pennells.

Read more
Thu, 11:53
Action between Exmouth's clash with Redingensians on Saturday.  Ref exsp 3167-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth were edged out in what was a titanic top-of-the-table National Three (SW) meeting with the Redingensians, writes Chris Wright.

Read more
Thu, 11:53
Withycombe Under-12s action versus Newton Abbot

Withycombe Under-12s were 42-7 winners when they visited Newton Abbot.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Photo Orders
Competitions
Subscriptions
Facebook
Family notices
Send us a story

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition
Exmouth�s trusted business finder