Exmouth Harriers duo Merson and Hatchard on Devon duty for Inter Counties Cross County Championships

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:00 12 March 2015

Exmouth Harriers’ Tom Merson and Tony Hatchard were representing Devon in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham on Saturday, writes Dave Eveleigh.

That meant they were up against the best from each English county.

The distance was 12km and was contested by nearly 300 athletes. Tom was 47th in 37:37.

Tony was 183rd in 40:21, but pleased to note there were one hundred high quality runners behind him!

The Devon team was 20th of 31 counties which closed in a team.

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