Hatchard sixth in Hay Tor Heller race

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:00 23 July 2015

Susan Hill, Amanda McCann, Dawn Tweed and Jane Macdonald at the Haytor Heller meeting

Susan Hill, Amanda McCann, Dawn Tweed and Jane Macdonald at the Haytor Heller meeting


The Hay Tor Heller is a popular race and 254 runners completed the race to celebrate its 30th year, writes Cathy Newman.

The six-mile mile route is completely off-road, starting from just below Hay Tor rocks it heads indirectly to Hound Tor and then back to Hay Tor finishing with a downhill sprint.

This year the top Exmouth Harrier was Anthony Hatchard who finished sixth overall and second in the V35 category.

Hugh Marsden, in his element off-road, finished an excellent 27th overall and first V55.

Continuing their consistent performances in the top part of the field were Jon Garrity 12th overall, and Scott Jordan 47th.

The ladies were successful too with Jane McDonald, in what is for her a short race, winning the V45 and Susan Hill taking second in the V55.

Earlier in the day Lisa Hatchard, Anthony’s wife, was one of four Exmouth Harriers to get personal bests in the Killerton Park Run recording 24:23; Berihu Hadera was first finisher with a Killerton personal best of 15:53, Dave Stone second, another personal best, in 17:07 and Cathy Newman first female finisher one second faster than her previous best time for the course.

There were 313 runners who completed this event.

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