Hannah Bown is first woman runner home in the Beer Blazer.

PUBLISHED: 10:11 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:11 23 May 2013

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Exmouth Harriers had representation at the Beer Blazer, writes Ellie Sutcliffe.

The best way to describe this 10k run is to call it a ‘mini-Grizzly’, as it is also organised by Axe Valley Runners and is run over some of the same terrain.

Although nothing like the length of the Grizzly it is still a tough multi-terrain event which attracts the off-road contingent, numbered among which the Dupain family!

Hannah Bown, had a superb race to come out as top woman, three full minutes clear of the second placed female, in 17th place overall in a time of 47:47 (not forgetting, this is no flat, fast road 10k!) from a field of 94 finishers.

Hannah will have been pleased to get the better of her brother, Chris, on this occasion, who finished as second Dupain and second Harrier, 29th overall, in a fine time of 51:19.

Ben White was extremely close behind, pushing Chris all the way to the line, posting a time of 52:14 for 32nd place overall, whilst his bride-to-be, Emma Dupain, was just slightly adrift of him in 49th place overall and 8th female in 54:32.

Not forgetting that Emma also plays hockey to a highly competitive level and so she spreads her talents across two sports whilst also juggling a hectic job as a PE teacher!

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