Selby takes a marathon tour round Tresco

PUBLISHED: 18:23 24 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:00 10 June 2010

The field of 125 for the Tresco Marathon, which was won by Bob Brown in 2.59.29, included Exmouth Harrier Richard Selby, competing in his first marathon for 22 years.

The field of 125 for the Tresco Marathon, which was won by Bob Brown in 2.59.29, included Exmouth Harrier Richard Selby, competing in his first marathon for 22 years.

He picked a beautiful but gruelling event for the occasion, because 71/2 laps of an island with four hills on it means 30 hills in total!

The runners had a rude awakening when the boat taking them to the island put them down in the water, which they had to wade through, getting nice and wet in the process. Despite this, Selby thought the organisation was brilliant.

The conditions were reasonably good and Selby ran superbly to finish first V55 and tenth overall in 3.26.22.

Selby was very tired, but managed to maintain a steady pace throughout. He was delighted that he was able to raise around £600 for the official marathon charity, Cystic Fibrosis, and would like to thank all his sponsors.

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