Exmouth Harriers continue to impress at the Killerton Parkrun 5km series

PUBLISHED: 11:08 04 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 July 2013

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The Killerton Parkrun Weekly 5km Series seems to be going from strength to strength since its return from Ashclyst Forrest, writes Dave Eveleigh.

In April the average turn-out was just under 100.

May saw this number increase to just under 150 while in June it was at 165. During June there were ten new Personal Bests set by Exmouth Harriers runners for the 5km course.

Cathy Newman was responsible for two of these performances. On June 1, she was eighth overall, second woman overall and first woman aged 50 – 54 in a new course personal best time of 19:35.

She followed this a week later with twelfth place overall, third woman and first woman aged 50-54.

Also on June 8, there was an Exmouth one-two-three! The race was won comfortably by Berihu Tesfay in 16:01, another new personal best.

Some distance behind in second place, but also recording a PB, of 17:19, was Tony Hatchard, while in third was Exmouth Harrier Adam Miller, a regular at these events.

Miller completed a personal one-two-three for the month with a second place on June 22 and a first seven days later!

On June 15, Andrew Johnson chalked up a new best for the course of 20:40, impressive since he was not running very much quicker on the fast Exeter 5K Summer Series course last summer.

Les Turner and Mike Keep are both in the 70-74 year-old age category, but nevertheless posted new course best times in June. Turner was timed at 27:15 (second in his age group) on June 29, Keep 25:30 (first in his age group) on June 15.

Dawn Teed set a new course PB of 25:00 on June 8, as she continues her purple patch while Carly Miller set one of 22:14 on June 29, as she continues to be a regular runner and, it should be said, volunteer official at these popular events. Mike Musgrove was fourth and first man aged 40-44 on June 1.

Andrew Kennedy ran three times in June, but was not in PB form. Roger Rowe ran every Parkrun at Killerton in June with a fastest time of 24:35 and a 65-69 age category win on June 1.

Lee Russell was at Kilerton twice in June with a best time of 23:31. Ellie Sutcliffe ran twice with a best of 18:50, but also a placing of second woman. There were Parkrun debuts for Hugh Marsden, first man aged 50-54 in 20:01 and Marc Cox, fifth overall in 17:50.

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