Stone is first of ten Harriers home in London marathon
PUBLISHED: 10:47 29 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 10 June 2010
TEN Exmouth Harriers travelled to the capital to be among the throng of over 35,000 who completed this year's London Marathon.
TEN Exmouth Harriers travelled to the capital to be among the throng of over 35,000 who completed this year's London Marathon, writes Les Turner. Although they turned in some good performances, none of them caused too many problems for the winner, Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru, with his new course record of 2:05:10.Dave Stone was the first Harrier to finish, 319th in 2:46:18. Hugh Marsden was 933rd in 2:59:53, with Adrian Kearns 1,393rd in 3:07:43 and Paul Samways 2,042nd in 3:15:19. Ben White came 11,145th in 4:14:03 and Chris Dupain was 14,763rd in 4:34:04.The first of the Harriers to complete the ladies' race, after an excellent performance, was Steph French, 707th in 3:36:07.Dawn Teed came 1,319th in 3:51:28, with Emma Dupain 1,346th in 3:52:03 and Nicky Crook 5,489th in 4:47:14. Unfortunately, Nicky suffered a calf injury a few weeks before the race that slowed her down considerably and meant that she did well to reach the finish.Report by Les Turner