Merson first home in Totnes 10k race

12:31 07 August 2014

Exmouth harriers who were on parade at the Totnes 10k race. (Left to right) Ellie Sutcliffe, Dawn Teed, Hugh Marsden, Scott Jordan, Ray Elston, Susan Hill, Jane MacDonald, Richard Pyle, Jamie Palmer, Jim Wyatt.

Exmouth harriers who were on parade at the Totnes 10k race. (Left to right) Ellie Sutcliffe, Dawn Teed, Hugh Marsden, Scott Jordan, Ray Elston, Susan Hill, Jane MacDonald, Richard Pyle, Jamie Palmer, Jim Wyatt.

Archant

Totnes in the South Hams was the place to be for Exmouth Harriers last Sunday (August 3) for the annual 10k race from there, writ3es Dave Eveleigh.

It is a multi-terrain course and while not as tough as some in terms of terrain the distance of 10K is probably an underestimate.

Teignbridge Trotters promote the race and over the years have donated over £10,000 to local charity, Totnes Caring from its proceeds. As well as this there still seems to be plenty of prizes to be handed over and Exmouth Harriers came back with the usual trailer-load.

Tom Merson declared himself for his home town club and was the overall winner in a new course record time of 33:55, 90 seconds clear of his nearest challenger. Jamie Palmer had another good run for 26th place in 40:56 and was second man aged 45-49, once again chasing home Pete Monaghan from Torbay in that age group, while Jamie in turn was chased in by Jon Garrity, 29th in 41:41.

A minute later (42:46) Hugh Marsden completed the course in 40th place, and 2nd man aged 55-59, just one second shy of the category winner. Ellie Sutcliffe finished 94th overall and sixth woman in 47:19 as she carefully eases back to racing after a break.

Ray Elston was 241st in a field nearly 600 strong and was first man over 70 in a time of 55:42 but, was closely challenged by Torbay’s David Hyde who was only 70 metres behind at the end. In the same category Jim Wyatt was third and 481st overall in 68:03.

Among the Harriers women Jane MacDonald continues to impress – she was 134th overall in 49:58 and second woman age 45-49.

In 196thplace in 53:12 and second woman aged 55-59 was Susan Hill and winning the 50-54 female category in 53:52 was Dawn Teed. Jane, Susan, Dawn and Ellie also won the Female Teams award, while the Exmouth men were second.

Richard Bishop (Veteran 45-59) was 67th overall, in 45:30, Richard Pyle 121st in 49:04, Scott Jordan (40-44) was 108th in 48:30 and Nic Brown 40-44) 257th in 56:16, Nic probably preferring a tougher course than this!

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

11:21
Football generic picture

East Budleligh warmed for the new football season with a friendly fixture against near neighbours Woodbury who are now managed by former East Budleigh manager Spencer West, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
11:20
Exmouth RFC's Henry Goldson , who is set to play Centre against an Exeter Chiefs xv this Thursday, 6.45pm kick off

Exmouth are set to come face to face with an England International when an Exeter Chiefs XV travel to the Imperial Ground this Thursday (6.45pm), for a pre-season game being sponsored by Ashfords LLP.

Read more
11:20
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Falcons fans hoping to see their new side in action back on a local track will have to be patient – but a new home is going to be found.

Read more
11:19
Golf generic picture

Sarah White was the winner of the August stableford at East Devon Golf Club last week, claiming victory over the 92 strong field by two shots, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
11:19
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Chris Richards Falcons are to be represented at Topsham Fun Day this coming Saturday (August 27).

Read more
11:18
Cycle speedway Champions
Will & Owen Tidball

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball continued his fine season when he won the Under-16 Cycling Championships last national series meeting of the year at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.

Read more
11:04

Budleigh Salterton Reserves begin a new Macron Devon and Exeter Football League Division Two season on Saturday (August 27), writes SpursTom.

Read more
11:01
madeira ladies singles champion Jan Roberts with runner-up, vice-captain Mary Ann Dowrick

The finals of Madeira’s internal competitions were played at the weekend and were much enjoyed by those taking part and those supporting despite the weather turning cooler and at times wetter, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more
10:59
Cricket

Exmouth had an eye on next season in the game against Torquay on the Maer, which failed to go the distance, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
10:59
Topsham St James CC Under-12s at the cup final

Topsham St James Under-12s were gallant runners-up when they contested the County Sport KO Cup with Exeter.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°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


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications