Croome excells in Reindeer Run
PUBLISHED: 06:54 08 December 2011
The 2011 Otterton Reindeer Run provided the perfect means of detoxing for the seven Exmouth Harriers who completed its hilly, muddy, 10k course, writes Ellie Sutcliffe.
The promise of a glass of mulled wine at the end spurred them around this tough route around the Otter Valley.
John Croome had an excellent run, finishing in 40:01 for sixth place overall.
Caroline Pleasence continued her impressive Autumn season with a fine run taking her to another third place in the female race, 19th overall in 44:26; however, she was pushed right to the line by the fourth placed female who finished just two seconds behind her.
Next in was Rory Devine, 32nd in 45:53. Lorraine Croome had a strong run for 43rd place in 48:18.
Rounding off the proceedings were Stan Mason, 100th in 58:08 and Diana Richards, 101st in 58:22.
There were 177 finishers and the race was won by Laurence Bolan of hosting club, Sidmouth, in 37:04.
Lucy Commander of South West Road Runners won the female race in 42:26, placing 13th overall.