Eveleigh flies the Exmouth Harriers flag down under!
PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 December 2011
Dave Eveleigh took the Exmouth Harriers vest to the antipodes in November.
Dave raced in Australia for first time, as a guest of former Australian international marathoner, John Duck.
The race was the Traralgon Harriers Handicap 5km which took place in rural Victoria on dusty, undulating tracks, rather like Woodbury Common.
Dave’s time was about 25 minutes which ranked him 25th out of the 41 entrants.
Then, in New Zealand Dave ran 5km in “windy” Wellington which was living up to its name.
There was some route confusion on this course along a busy waterfront but Dave was grateful to have been categorised as a “runner” and not a “jogger”!
Overall he finished in the top half of the finishers and clocked about 22:20: almost the same as his time in the Run Exe 5km in September, so he was very pleased considering the conditions.