Eveleigh wins 10k in South West Veterans event.

PUBLISHED: 10:08 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 10:09 28 June 2010

FOUR Exmouth Harriers competed in the South West Veterans Track and Field Championships last week, writes Bob Woodall.

Each of the club members completed remarkable performances on such a hot and sticky day, between them taking several first and one second place in differing disciplines.

Dave Eveleigh took first place in the 10000 metre race, M55 age category, in a time of 52 minutes and 34 seconds, going on to complete a total distance of 11374 metres in a one hour period.

Andy Kennedy took first place in the same distanced race in the M50 age category, in a time of 43:15.1.

Les Turner took second place in the 100 metre race, M65 age category, in a time of 18.6 seconds, just one second behind the winner. He also took first place in the 200 metre race, M65 age category, in a time of 36.7 seconds.

Of the field events Les took first place in the long jump event, M65 age category, and first place in the triple jump with a distance of 6.80 metres, just 10mm ahead of his rival in second place.

John Perratt took first place in the 200 metre race, M70 age category, in a time of 35.5 seconds. He also took first place in the 1500 metre race, M70 age category, in a time of 6:31.1. With energy to spare John went on to win the 5 000 metre race, in his age category, in a time of 22:50.6.

Turning his attention to the field events John Perratt took the first place in the pentathlon, in the V70 age category, after completing the five disciplines, of long jump, javelin, 200 metre race, discus and finally the 1500 metre race.

Already with next years championships in sight John will train a bit harder and compete in a few more disciplines.

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