Brown leads the octet of Exmouth Harriers home in 2013 Exe to Axe race.

PUBLISHED: 07:40 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 11 April 2013

The start of the Exe to Axe run in Exmouth on Sunday morning. Photo by Terry Ife ref exsp 0661-15-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The start of the Exe to Axe run in Exmouth on Sunday morning. Photo by Terry Ife ref exsp 0661-15-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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The Exe to Axe race follows 20-miles of coastal footpath from Exmouth to Seaton, writes Dave Eveleigh.

A very scenic route but, for the participants, one that merits that original runners’ euphemism, ‘challenging’.

Eight Exmouth Harriers were up for this and almost 200 finished the event, the fastest taking just two hours and 46 minutes, the slowest around five-and-a-half hours.

For Exmouth, Nicholas Brown was 43rd in 3:46:12. Scott Jordan feels his progress has been on a bit of a plateau recently, but finishing here in the top third (62nd) in 3:51:47 should be something of a confidence booster.

Running in together in 89th place with times of 4:06:30 and 33 were brother and sister Chris and Emma Dupain. While Diane Richards was speeding around on Somerset tarmac Martin Richard was on his feet for four hours and nine minutes here, in 95th.

Terry Oldham was 104th in 4:13:19. Club chair Bob Keast was 166th in 4:51:18 while Lorraine Croome finished 174th in 5:08:12.

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