Exmouth Belle takes on the Edinburgh Marathon

08:51 13 June 2014

The Exmouth running duo after the Edinburgh Marathon

The Exmouth running duo after the Edinburgh Marathon


An Exmouth Belle, Joe Cooke, recently took part in the Edinburgh Marathon.

The race was launched in 2003 and has continually grown in popularity and stature, gaining a reputation for one of the fastest marathon routes in Britain.

Despite injury Joe managed to complete the 26.2-mile course in just over five hours. What was also most impressive was that Joe and her husband Cookie raised £1,000 for Crohn’s disease. This brings the Belles fundraising efforts to close to £10,000 in a year for various charities.

The Belles were also celebrating last week when three ‘beginner Belles’- Sue Millard, Esther Workman and Emma McBryan joined 11 other Belles at the Dawlish Dash four-mile run hosted by the Dawlish Coasters.

The three beginner Belles started running at Easter and were enthusiastic to consolidate their running achievements. The Dawlish Dash is not for the faint hearted. The first mile-and-a-half is spent running on sand. The remaining three miles include steps, hills and running in the coastal path. Despite the tough terrain the Belles are looking forward to the next event.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:29

Tipton St John race ace Harry Tincknell has won the European Le Mans Series Driver’s title after suffering heartache in the same sportscar championship for the previous two years.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:55

Exmouth community college students and Visions Academy players Morgan and Jonty Wright, travelled to Guernsey to attend a Badminton England tournament.

Read more
Wed, 13:19

Honiton’s tough start to the season continued as they went down 35-9 to Paignton at Allhallows, writes Jerry Rice.

Read more
Wed, 13:19

Honiton Warriors Under-11s dished up their best rugby of the season so far as they defeated Sidmouth 50-35, writes Scott Layzell.

Read more
Wed, 11:46

Sidmouth Cricket Club are looking for anyone interested in becoming an umpire or scorer for the club we have many midweek games that need filling for both umpiring and scoring and the occasional Saturday/Sunday fixture, writes Anthony Griffiths.

Read more
Wed, 11:04

Monday saw the final match in the 2016 seniors’ friendly calendar with a visit to Long Sutton Golf Club, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Wed, 11:04

There was a good turnout for this week’s Tuesday Mixed competition with 32 players taking part, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Wed, 11:04

Dominic Beardwood recovered on the back nine to win the low scoring Lyme Regis junior stableford with 30 points from Alfie Crisp and Ben Prosser, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
Wed, 11:02

AVR members Graham and Diane Newton travelled to the Netherlands, along with over 42,000 other runners, to take part in the 41st Amsterdam Marathon weekend, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Wed, 11:02

Despite an excellent start to the indoor season, Axminster bowlers have suffered mixed fortunes of late with defeats in their last three matches, writes David Harris.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications