Exmouth Harriers husband and wife team in Yarcombe Yomp

16:12 07 November 2012

Running generic picture

Running generic picture

Archant

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.

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.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 22:15
Exmouth CC line up before the start of the ECB Club T20 Finals Day

Exmouth suffered ECB T20 National Club heartache when they went down in the final to Ealing by a margin of eight wickets.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:33
Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell (second left) being interviewd by SKY TVs Mark Butcher before the ECB Club Finals Day at Cardiff

Exmouth booked an ECB T20 Cup final berth at the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff as they defeated Pudsey Congs who hail from West Riding, Yorkshire, in the first of the days two semi-finals

Read more
Yesterday, 15:07
Alex Lane with the trophy he won after securing the Slovak International Tournament

Alex and Ben Lane both came away with titles at the Slovak senior international tournament held last weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:07
Will Goulden, one of the Cockles summer signings with sponsor Gary Sharland of Gary Sharland Building Contractors

Exmouth have confirmed two more signings with the addition of prop Will Goulden and back three player Sam Conway to the Cockles squad.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:38
Harry Tincknell

East Devon speed ace Harry Tincknell will start the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series this Sunday (September 6), gunning for his first career podium at the Paul Ricard track in France.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:38
Exmouth men's B crew in Rodney Bey beat Weymouth to the finishing line

The sea was calm, but it began to rain whilst as the Exmouth gig crew were setting up camp on Sidmouth’s Clifton Beach for the seventh round on the gig regatta circuit, writes Keith Cornish.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:35
Budleigh Salterton tennis player Zac Brown

Ten-year-old Budleigh schoolboy Zac Brown has been crowned the Devon tennis Under-10 champion.

Read more
Mon, 12:24
Somerset Rebels Brady Kurtz challenging Ipswich rider Danny King. Picture: COLIN BURNETT

The Exeter Falcons 2015 speedway season will come to an end in style on Friday (September 4), when they race their second 15 heat match, this time against the Somerset Rebels Select at the Oak Tree Arena, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Mon, 12:22
Somerset Rebels Speedway action

Following a highly successful tour of the Scottish tracks, in which they banked 7-points into their Premier League account, the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels returned to the Oak Tree Arena to complete their final home league fixture of the 2015 season, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Bowls

With many matches cancelled due to the heavy rain, the Budleigh ladies have played two of their Over-50s League games, both against Heavitree, obtaining the maximum of six points in both games.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder