Exmouth Harriers running all over the UK
- Credit: Exmouth Harriers
Fifteen Exmouth Harriers competed in a number of exciting and challenging events recently including three Half Marathons, two 10kms, two fell races and two ultra-marathons.
The highlight for Exmouth Harriers was having five runners proudly compete for England Masters in the Kew 10km and Richmond Half Marathon.
Kew 10km: 105th Langdon Williams 40.55 (11th M50) and 863rd Ray Elston 57.54 (3rd M80). Richmond Half: 57th Mike Musgrove 1.21.10 (6th M50), 168th Brian Sansom 1.31.48 (10th M55) and 2,057th Les Turner 2.58.11 (4th M75).
In the Winding Paths Total Coastal Ultra, Lisa Hatchard ran the 30.5 miles that included 6,000 feet of ascent on the South West Coast Path from Kingswear to Shaldon and finished 43rd in just over 10 hours.
Brothers James and Sam Kelly spread their wings further afield again on when they competed in a trail ultra-marathon over 50km in Wales. UTS (Ultra-Trail Snowdonia) is the UK's first Alpine-scale ultra and is described as “beyond belief”. There was a bit of a brotherly battle right to the finish line with James just out-running Sam to the line: 9th James Kelly 7 hours 43 minutes, 10th Sam Kelly 7 hours 43 minutes.
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May Argyle was the sole representative for Exmouth Harriers amongst the 57,000 runners taking part in the 40th staging of the Great North Run, the world’s largest Half Marathon. May set a great pace and finished the 13.1 miles on Tyneside in 9,696th place in 1.59.27.
An unusually small contingent of Harriers runners took part in the Torbay 10km and Half Marathon. Tom Merson, Oli White and Des White tackled the Half Marathon, whilst Alison White raced in the 10km: 2nd Tom Merson 69.19 (1st M30-39), 5th Oli White 79.19 (4th M30-39), 46th Des White 89.45 (1st M60-69) and 72nd Alison White 52.31 (1st W60-69).
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