A busy start to May for Exmouth Harriers
- Credit: Exmouth Harriers
To start the month of May, four Exmouth Harriers ran in the inaugural Sid Valley Half-Marathon, which was described by the organisers Climb South West as ‘Mud and Plenty of Hills’.
There was a bit of a family affair amongst the finishers with James Kelly finishing in third position overall in 1.38.51, his Sister Alice was next to finish for the Harriers in 12th place overall and second female to finish in 1.50.09.
Becky Matthews was 23rd overall and fourth female to finish in 2.10.03. James and Alice’s Mum Nicola ran a great race to finish in 78th overall in 2.38.56.
Also on Saturday, May 1, Martin Jon Collins ran in the East Devon Round Ultra 100km (an incredible distance of 65.5 miles), a fantastic race with a brutal 10,000 feet of elevation, and finished in a marvellous time of 20 hours and 24 minutes.
On Sunday, May 2, Tom Merson was in action again, racing in the Speedway 10km in Chepstow, just three days after winning the Turn & Burn 5km in Exeter. In what was an extremely high-quality race, Tom finished in 20th position in 30.29.
Kelly Thomas and Chris Murrin once again took on the 26.2 mile challenge in the Spring version of the Plymtrail Marathon at Plympton on May 2. They finished together in a superb time of 3 hours 52 minutes.
On Saturday, May 8, Terry Mckie took part in The Endurancelife Devon Coastal Trail Marathon over 27.5 miles in the South Hams.
Terry said: “It was a great organised event on a tough day at the most southern tip of Devon with strong Southerly winds. It was quite remote with some exciting technical cliff trails.” Terry finished in an amazing time of 6 hours and 6 minutes in 72nd position.
Becky Matthews raced for the second time in seven days when she ran in the Cornish Coast-to-Coast Copper Trail Run from Portreath on the north coast to Devoran Quay on the south coast. Becky completed the 11.5 miles in 1 hour, 32 minutes.