Exmouth Harriers husband and wife team, Jon and Lorraine Croome, headed to the eastern border of the county to take part in the Yarcombe Yomp, writes Ellie Sutcliffe.

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With five and ten mile races on offer, (the 10 being two laps of the 5), both Harriers opted for the longer distance.

As with all off-road races in the East Devon area, hills and mud featured quite heavily.

This did not deter the pair who are no strangers to tough multi-terrain races, as they both placed top of their age categories on the day.

Jon came in fourth overall in a time of 1:23:07 and first man over 45, whilst Lorraine went one better, coming third female overall and first female over 45 in 1:38:29.

The overall winner’s time was 1:12:00, giving a good indication of just how tough this race is for the 10-mile distance.

There were only 48 finishers, disappointing, but perhaps a reflection on there being so many races in the area on the same weekend.

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