Stone third in Woodbury 10k

22:18 26 September 2012

Exmouth Harriers

Exmouth Harriers' Richard Hawes

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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).

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