Exmouth festive run raised hundreds for charities

ALMOST �900 was raised for the British Heart Foundation and Rotary Foundation when scores of runners ran off their festive excesses during Exmouth's Boxing Day run.

ALMOST �900 was raised for the British Heart Foundation and Rotary Foundation when scores of runners ran off their festive excesses during Exmouth's Boxing Day run.

The seafront fun run attracted 244 runners keen to crack the three-mile distance from the clock tower to the geo needle and back.

Professional trainers from Exmouth's Cranford Club put the runners through their paces, warming up the competitors ahead of the run.

The event was kick-started by Exmouth's mayor, councillor Darryl Nicholas.


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The first runners to arrive back completed the course within 20 minutes.

This year every competitor was entered into a free prize draw, where runners posted a numbered sweet into a bucket at the geo needle for the chance to win a prize.

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