Minting stays on course to win Instep Championship

PUBLISHED: 05:51 13 August 2015 | UPDATED: 05:51 13 August 2015

Exmouth Harriers at the Totnes 10k meeting

Exmouth Harriers at the Totnes 10k meeting

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In the penultimate race of the popular Run Exe 5k series in Exeter, Simon Minting improved his best time once again, writes Cathy Newman.

The Exmouth Harrier finished sixth and looks on course to win the Instep Championship to be decided later in the year.

Simon, a fitness instructor and manager at Leisure East Devon, recorded a time of 16:49. Hannah Bown was close to her best with 19:46 and looks set to finish second in the series whilst brother Chris equalled his best with 18:18 and is currently third in the series.

Adam Miller was first finisher at Killerton Park Run in 17:38 and Andrew Johnson, opting for the Riverside Park Run, finished in a personal best of 20:23.

Ultra runs are becoming more and more popular and Jane Macdonald joined Lisa Hatchard, the club’s most experienced female ultra runner, to take part in the Salisbury 50k.

This is a scenic, hilly trail run starting and finishing from the city of Salisbury. Both Jane and Lisa finished this gruelling event with 5:27 and 6:23 respectively.

Michael Robinson goes some considerable steps further this week-end when he tackles a 100k run in Cornwall.

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