Harriers set to be up against each other in next stage of Devon 3k series

09:39 10 October 2012

Exmouth Harriers runner Carly Audritt

Exmouth Harriers runner Carly Audritt

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The Devon 3k series is being held at Exeter Arena on the first Mondays in October, November and December.

For runners who feel that they need to add a little speed to their stamina the series comes highly recommended.

It has an unusual format with four or five races from E (sometimes D) for the slowest to A for the swiftest, meaning at any one event there are four or five race winners though none were Exmouth Harriers in the October run.

Les Turner was 10th in the E race. He runs in the Men’s over-65 age category, but the grading is done purely on times and he was in a 13-strong E race with ten different male and female age groups, finishing in a steady 15:33 and will be looking to improve on that through the series, and perhaps land an age group prize.

Carly Audritt was in the D race where she finished 9th out of 19 athletes in a time of 12:59. Richard Bishop (V45) was sixth out of 17 in the C grade.

Athletes are promoted and relegated between grades so that those who greatly exceeded slow predicted times will transfer to a faster race next time, possibly giving Carly and Richard a chance to race for a place or win.

Up against Bishop in the November race could be fellow Harriers’ Andrew Johnson (V45) and Dave Eveleigh (V55) who found the pace of the B run a little too hot to handle, finishing 16th in 12:02 and 18th in 12:13 respectively of the 19 starters.

Eveleigh won the C race in 12:08 at the end of the last series and his movement up and now (probably) down the levels shows how the system works. It is not always that simple, but certainly the series puts people at the front of races who would never be there in an open event.

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