Excellence in Exmouth

Four AVRs took the short trip to Exmouth for the Bradley’s 10k on Sunday.  Starting on the seafront runners headed to Orcombe Point before turning and following the beachfront back to the start point and repeating for a second lap.  The flat course, run on hard surfaced footpaths and the lovely sunny spring day meant perfect conditions for the 150 competitors.

Joel Seward came in an excellent third place in 35:49 with Ritchie Durrant hot on his heels just six seconds behind finishing in 35:55 for fourth.  Next up was Luke Reed in fifth, first M40, in 37:31.

Lee Brooker was 72nd in a massive lifetime best of 53:53.

There is another running of the race, organised by LM Events, in the autumn.


Mud Glorious mud!

Debbie Whiston ran at the Inter-Services Cross Country Champs last week at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, coming first female masters and fourth female overall.  On an exceptionally muddy course she even lost the sole of one of her running shoes with more than a kilometre still to go!


Seaton parkrun

With the cliff falls still affecting West Walk, the three-lap course was used again this weekend.  First female finisher was Debbie Whiston in 20:47 with Kerry Board second in 22:56. Eleanor Wood was first on age-grade with 89% for her 23:50 with Ron Seward second on age grade in 79% for his 23:26.

Out on the tourism trail were Dave Hutton and Sue Chambers nabbing their V for the alphabet challenge at Victoria Docks; Ian Smith and John Whittaker took part in Gunnersbury parkrun; Bec Davey ran Dolgellau in Wales; Kevin Feeney and Sarah Shepley completed Stewart parkrun in Middlesborough while Shaun Vinnicombe completed the very picturesque Llanhydrock parkrun in Cornwall.