Rob Ellis sets new PB in sunny runs for the Harriers

Amanda, Susan & Katie on Lundy Island

Amanda, Susan & Katie on Lundy Island - Credit: Exmouth Harriers

Rob Ellis was one of the busiest Exmouth Harriers recently when he raced and excelled in two races within four days including setting a new personal best of 15.11 at the Yeovilton 5km and then winning the tough multi-terrain 6-mile Haytor Heller in 40.47. 

On a superb day for running, three Harriers took the trip on the MS Oldenburg ferry from Ilfracombe to compete in the 13.5-mile multi-terrain event that completed two laps of the Granite Island, just off the coast of North Devon. 70th Susan Hill 2.46.42 (1st W60); 71st Katie Moore 2.47.58; 97th Amanda McCann 3.04.09. 

The Cosdon Run was the 5th race of 10 in the 2022 Dartmoor Fell Race series and Harrier Hugh Marsden is leading the M60 age category. 26th Hugh Marsden 41.07 (1st M60); 45th Dawn Teed 61.25 (2nd W50). 

Josh Sale was Harriers only representative in the Exeter 10km but he ran one of his fastest 10km times to finish in 35th place in 40.42. 

Sam Kelly took on the challenging 32-mile Rat Roseland Trail Race (including over 6,000 feet of elevation gain) along the stunning South Cornwall Coastal Path and finished in 1st place overall. 

Harriers had a great turn-out in the popular Haytor Heller moorland race that started below Haytor Rock and followed a hilly, single lap route before returning once again to Haytor Rock with a fast downhill sprint to the finish.

1st Rob Ellis 40.47 (1st M35); 18th Anthony Hatchard 48.46 (5th M45); 23rd Alice Kelly 49.47 (2nd Lady); 49th Hugh Marsden 56.52 (2nd M60); 57th David Snook 58.39 (8th M35); 99th Scott Jordan 64.36 (13th M50); 147th Nicola Kelly 71.18 (5th W55); 198th Dawn Teed 79.35 (9th W55). 

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Exmouth Harriers won the overall men’s team prize with Rob, Anthony, Hugh & David the scoring team members.  

Six Harriers took part in the Blackdown Beauty social run over the wonderful countryside of the Blackdown Hills. It was a self-navigating event but with a twist - a delicious cream tea at Peartree Cottage. Well done Terry Oldham, Lorraine Gilson, Amanda McCann, Susan Hill, Amy Tew and Kay Douglas. 

Susan Hill, Amanda McCann, Lorraine Gilson, Terry Oldham, Amy Tew & Kay Douglas

Susan Hill, Amanda McCann, Lorraine Gilson, Terry Oldham, Amy Tew & Kay Douglas - Credit: Exmouth Harriers

Josh at the Exeter 10km

Josh at the Exeter 10km - Credit: Exmouth Harriers