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.

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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!

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