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

13:27

Surprisingly, the December medal was played at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:20

Brixington Blues Under-13s sipped to a surprising defeat when beaten 5-2 by Pink Panthers when the two teams met to contest Exeter and District Youth League points.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:01

East Devon golf club is offering temporary three month’s membership to The Council Of National Golf Unions (CONGU) handicapped players between January 1, 2017 and March 31, for £150.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Exejets defeated Perky Pumas 37-23 when the pair met to contest an Exmouth Netball League match.

Read more
Mon, 14:05

A stunning performance by Exmouth Town last Saturday saw them demolish Wessex Premier League high flyers Blackfield and Langley 5-0, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Budleigh Salterton Under-16s team travelled to the Furzebrake home of Beer Albion FC for their latest tussle with Seaton Town in the Exeter and District Youth League Division One and returned to Greenway Lane with a 2-1 victory, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

The ladies had an enjoyable afternoon when they hosted the Devon County Ladies.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Replay were 49-24 victors when they took on sister team Assent in an Exmouth League fixture.

Read more
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Exmouth entertain Clifton in their latest National Two (S) match this Saturday (December 3).

Read more
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Budleigh Salterton ladies went out of the ADL Chartered Accountants Devon Women’s Supplementary Cup, beaten 8-1 by Feniton in a quarter fin al tie at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications