Stone third in Woodbury 10k

22:18 26 September 2012

Exmouth Harriers

Exmouth Harriers' Richard Hawes

Archant

Exmouth Harriers were out in force at the Woodbury 10k race.

In fact, as well as contributing a good number of runners, the club contributes some expertise in organising the event which raises funds (around £ 1,000 this year) for Christian Aid.

The Race Referee was hard-working Harriers chairman Bob Keast, a volunteer in a year when the Olympics Games-makers have highlighted how volunteers are the foundation stones of British sport.

Also typically British, unfortunately, was the weather with rain falling throughout. Add this to a course over typically Devonian hilly terrain and times were never going to be outstanding.

Dave Stone won this race a year ago, but this time had to be content with a third place finish behind Bristol and West’s Adam Speake (34:56) and Tavistock’s Robert Orton (35:14). Stone’s time was 35:50 and he was also first Man Over-40.

Marc Cox finished fourht in 37:05 and, over the last year, has established himself as one of the runners at Exmouth Harriers, who it is now not surprising to see produce a performance like that at a local race.

Then, in ninth place overall came Hannah Bown, her come-back gathering pace week by week as she recorded 41:09 and was first woman by over four minutes!

There was another good race from Richard Hawes in 10th with a time of 41:46. He was also second Man Over-40 and first Over-45. There was then a bit of a gap before the next Harriers home.

Hannah Bown’s sister Emma Dupain was 34th overall (47:41)and seventh woman with partner Ben White not far away in 37th place (47:50).

The Senior Dupain family club member, Nigel Dupain was in the top 40 as well, his tortoise (40th in 48:24) just unable to catch Harrier Dave Eveleigh’s hare (39th in 48:19), but both were first in their age group. Dupain in the Over-50 and Eveleigh the Over-55 section.

Running in close together were Kurt Margison (60th in 52;19) and Roger Riggs (61st in 52:27) both, as would be expected from club runners, well up a field of just over a hundred which included 35 women).

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

12:01
Les Figaros Beneteau lors de la 2eme etape de la Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard cachemire entre Sanxenxo (Espagne) et La Cornouaille - Sanxenxo le 08/06/2015

On Sunday (June 26), Artemis Offshore Academy Brits made an emotional procession out of Cowes Yacht Haven, the pontoons sinking beneath the weight of friends and family cheering them on their way to Paimpol.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:01
Exmouth RFC new signing Tom Bedford shakes hands with Nunn Rickard Managing Partner Stephen Nunn outside their Exeter office.

Exmouth have signed former Exeter Chiefs, Newcastle, Bedford, Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion centre or wing Tom Bedford for their forthcoming National Two campaign, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:01

There are just three weeks remaining in the Honiton Summer Netball League campaign, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
A rosette winner at the Exe Equestrian Open day meeting

The Exe Equestrian club’s novice show was held recently at Nutwell Court, with near record entries.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Golf generic picture

Two competitions recently played at East Devon have been the Greensome Stableford and the Ron Jefford medal (seniors), writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Cricket

Exmouth 2nds were edged out in a low scoring game against Paignton with the Maer ground seeing 20 wickets fall for a combined total of 196 runs.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Exmouth netball team Comets

The Exmouth and District Netball League celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday and marked the occasion by staging a charity tournament at the Cranford Club.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Harry Tincknell in action

East Devon speed-ace Harry Tincknell celebrated Ford’s historic Le Mans winning return despite enduring huge personal disappointment in the 24 Hour race.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
East Devon Ladies Champion 2016 Evie Stone (left) with ladies captain Rosemary Pratt (centre) and Emily Morey (right).

Elvie Stone was crowned Ladies Champion for 2016 at East Devon Golf Club last week as she set a new course record in a thrilling competition, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Exmouth were beaten by four wickets when they travelled to the Recreation Ground, Torquay, for their latest Tolchards Devon League Premier Division game.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

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