Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown runs well at Brighton Marathon

PUBLISHED: 09:38 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:38 19 April 2018




Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown chose Brighton over London this year in terms of which of the marathons to run, writes Cathy Newman.

As a result she was able to take advantage of good weather conditions and crowd support to complete the city centre and seafront course in a time of 3:15:20.

There were almost 20,000 finishers and Hannah was 423rd overall and the 28th female to finish.

This represents a superb run and will hopefully inspire Exmouth Harriers taking part in next Sunday’s London Marathon. Earlier in the week there was a big club turnout in the first of the summer series of Exeter Riverside 5k races. There were good results across the age groups with Hugh Marsden finishing first in the M55 category in a time of 19:40. Susan Hill was first F55 in 22:18 and Jon Garrity was first M45 in 19:17.

Berihu Hadera was the leading male Exmouth Harrier, finishing eighth, and Caterina Gonclaves was the leading female, running home fourth overall and she was followed by Louise Hempstead.

Steve Toomey ducked under the 20 minute barrier with 19:55 whilst Des White, Kate Baker and Dawn Teed were all second in their categories.

There are five more races to come with the series winners decided on the best four results.

On Sunday, several Harriers will be hoping for cool weather in London when they tackle the London Marathon.

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