Exmouth Harriers trio take on the Sourton Fell Race

PUBLISHED: 17:04 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:04 09 September 2014

Fell racing is of course generally associated with the north of England, but there are events down south and with Dartmoor on their doorstep it is no surprise that Okehampton Running Club promote some, writes Dave Eveleigh.

On September 3, Hugh Marsden, Dawn Teed and Lisa Hatchard tackled the AS category Sourton Tors Fell Race.

The S indicates a short distance, in this case 2.4 miles, but the A indicating it is in the steepest category, at least 50metres to climb in every kilometre.

In fact, in old money the climb undertaken was 800 feet in one-and-a quarter – short and sharp a fair description then. It was a small field. Hugh was out and back in 22:52 for 10th place and first man over 50. Lisa was 14th overall and second woman in 28:29 and fit enough to be able to note a ‘stunning sunset’ and views as far as Cornwall. Dawn crossed the line in 17th place and as first woman over 50.

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