Exmouth Harriers continue to impress on the Parkrun scene

PUBLISHED: 09:25 19 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:25 19 February 2015

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Since Christmas numbers at the Killerton Parkruns have settled at between 200 and 250 and Exmouth Harriers are rarely without half-a-dozen or more members taking part at 9am each Saturday morning, writes Dave Eveleigh.

New member Simon Minting has put the club’s name at the top of the finishers’ list with several first places and a Personal Best for the course of 17:33 earlier this month. Simon has also been to the Exeter Parkrun where he set a new PB for that course of 17:41 when he finished second recently.

Kay Nias was first woman and 12th overall at the Exeter Parkrun on 24 January in an inaugural PB of 20:21. Rebecca Fagg ran two PBs in January. She ran 21:54 in finishing 12th overall and second female on January 3, and 21:23 when she was third female on 17th. The Dupain family have led the way in terms of participation, led by Jill and Nigel in their 60-64 Age Groups. Their son Chris, who was sixth on January 17, and daughter Emma White have also been putting in appearances while Emma’s partner, Ben White recorded a new PB of 20:15 for eighth place behind that sixth for Chris.

A trio of more senior veterans, Mike Keep, John Reader and Les Turner have filled most of the weekly top three places in the Men Aged 70-74 category, John having completed getting on for 150 Parkruns. Andy Kennedy continues to test himself at Killerton regularly and has picked up the odd top three place in his increasingly competitive Men Aged 55-59 category. John Garrity was third overall and first Man Aged 40-44 on January 10, in 19:35.Di Richards finished second Woman Aged 45-49 on January 27. Carly Miller put in her first appearance since becoming a new mum. Lee Russell, Jim Wyatt and lapsed member Phil Quick have taken part while Roger Rowe continues to combine a jog around with his organisational role.

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