Tiverton’s Hewitt leads field home in Bicton Lite race

09:25 28 November 2012

Trio of Exmouth Belles watching a faller in the water! Many of the 'Belles' run as 2nd claim Exmouth Harriers.

Trio of Exmouth Belles watching a faller in the water! Many of the 'Belles' run as 2nd claim Exmouth Harriers.

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In the 4.5-mile Bicton Lite event, Christian Hewitt of Tiverton Harriers stormed to victory in 30:14, with unattached runner Sam Leary second in 30:51 and Tavistock AC member Harrison Baker third in 32:00, writes Ellie Sutcliffe.

Exeter-based South West Road Runner, Clare Hodgson, won the women’s section in 36:03, with team mate and super-veteran runner, Karen Cook second in 36:57, and another talented, local veteran athlete, Maggie Hunt, third in 37:36.

With most of the Harriers tied up on marshalling duties, there were just a handful of Exmouth representatives running. In the main race, Marc Cox, nursing a slight foot injury, was the first Harrier home, in 39th place overall in 1:19:07.

Nicolas Brown did 1:32:46 for 143rd place; Susan Hill 1:51:17 for 315th and Jim Wyatt ran 1:54:11 for 336th place and second man over 70.

In the Lite race, the participants of the successful Exmouth Harriers’ beginners’ running course were bravely tackling their first race. This not being the easiest race for a first attempt at competitive running, they all did superbly to finish in well under the hour.

Catherine Gentry completed in 45:51 for 33rd place; Joanne Hollywood-Tucker was 38th in 47:22 and Jan Maker was 50th in 50:53. Having fun and not taking the race too competitively was stalwart Harriers’ member, Lorraine Gilson, running with her son, Gareth, and daughter, Sarah.

They all finished in 59 minutes and returned very wet and muddy with big grins on their faces!

Thanks must go to everyone who helped to make the event a success, including Harriers and their families who marshaled or did the time-keeping and results, the Exmouth Cadets who also helped to marshal, Bicton College for the venue, Sidmouth RC for the loan of some of their time-keeping equipment and St. John’s Ambulance who, fortunately, were not kept busy on the day and had time to have a cup of tea and enjoy the atmosphere!

Some of the proceeds from the race will go towards the Wukro-Devon Running project, which the Exmouth Harriers support, and which helps to fund financially poor, but talent rich athletes in Ethiopia.

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