Musgrove junior shows he’s a chip off the old block with superb run at Charmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:59 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:59 11 July 2013

Finn Musgrove and hsi father Mike Musgrove, both were on duty at the Charmouth Challenge.

Finn Musgrove and hsi father Mike Musgrove, both were on duty at the Charmouth Challenge.

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The Charmouth Challenge took place last Saturday, writes Dave Eveleigh.

This is a fell race in the unusually southern location of the Dorset coast, but with almost 2,000 feet of ascent in 7.8 miles the course is entitled to its place alongside races in the Lake District and the like.

Mike Musgrove was seventh of 265 finishers in 57:33, but was in what appears to be a frustratingly common position for him of fourth man aged 40-44.

Hugh Marsden, a regular here, was 15th and second man aged 50-54 while partner Dawn Teed was 155th overall in 84:00.

Normally these reports only name Exmouth Harriers, but Mike Musgrove could not have been more thrilled had he won his own race when 10-year-old son Finn, in SWRR colours, crossed the line first in 13:13, ahead of 126 runners of all ages, in the one-and-a-half mile Fun Run and thoroughly deserving of a special mention!

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