Exmouth Harriers cannot repeat past glories at the Erme Valley Relay

PUBLISHED: 10:55 10 July 2014

Nearly a hundred teams of four lined up last Friday (4 July) for the Erme Valley Relay held over a hilly and winding 2.5-mile loop from Ivybridge Rugby Club, writes Dave Eveleigh.

This number was despite conditions which Terry Oldham described eloquently on the Exmouth Harriers Facebook pages thus: “A wild, wet, gloomy evening with the Ivybridge Beacon only a distant shrouded memory of clear blue skies”.

Unfortunately, by the end of the race, memories of the Harriers’ glorious victory of 2013 seemed rather distant also. This year’s winners were Torbay AC, just five seconds ahead of Plymouth Harriers.

There was then more than a minute before the third team in and a further 60 seconds to a closely finishing group of three teams with SWRR fourth, Sidmouth fifth and Exmouth sixth.

The Exmouth team, running in this order with individual times in brackets, was Adam Miller (13:52), Pete Fletcher (13:50), Dave Stone (13:57) and Mike Musgrove (14:02), a total time of 55:41.

It is worth noting that Stone and Musgrove were both brought in from the Veteran ranks and that only 12 seconds separated the fastest and slowest legs by this quartet. The Exmouth Men’s B team were 24th in 62:32 and the third B team home. That team and their times were: Scott Jordan (16:17), Jamie Palmer (14:51), Chris Dupain (15:07) and Richard Bishop (also 16:17), a fine set of figures for all of them.

Exmouth’s only prize winners of the day, the women’s team [Cathy Newman (14:55), Emma White (17:27), Lisa Hatchard (18:56) and Becky Fagg (16:34) for a total 67:52] finished 39th, but were the third all-female quartet in.

No prizes for mixed gender teams, but Exmouth entered one anyway and Ben White (15:48), Amy Tew (19:20), Lorraine Gilson (18:56) and Richard Middleton (15:43) were 44th in 69:47 with Lorraine’s performance standing out.

There was just one veterans’ team from Exmouth running, in the Men Over 60 category. That team was 82nd in 86:29 and 4th in the age group.

At age 60 Dave Eveleigh is new to this age group and he was timed at 18:10. The other three could more accurately be described as ‘well over’ 60, each of them being 71.

This septuagenarian trio were Jim Wyatt (23:09), Jon Reade (22:09) and Les Turner (23:02).

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

12:14

Ottery St Mary’s Tom Simmons has just returned from a two week tour of South Africa with the Devon Under-15 team, writes Hannah Wright.

Read more
09:56

The Exe to Axe race is just over a week away, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more
09:53

This weekend’s point-to-point, run by the Lamerton Hunt and due to be staged at Kilworthy near Tavistock, is off, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
09:53

Exeter City are delighted to announce that the price of super saver season tickets for the 2017/18 campaign have been frozen, writes Simon Larkins.

Read more
09:31

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club ladies first team ended their Petroc Division One home campaign with a stunning 6-0 success against recently crowned champions Exe III.

Read more
09:01

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOH) men’s and ladies teams, bring down the curtain on their respective 2016/17 league campaigns on Saturday (March 25).

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33

The lovely running weather on Sunday was very welcome for the runners of the Tavy 13, a half marathon on roads and tracks starting in Tavistock, before heading out on to Dartmoor, writes Chris Keeffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31

Kilworthy on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, is the location for the Lamerton Point-to-Point fixture to be held on Sunday (March 26), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Tue, 15:33

The Axe Cliff men played their March medal and the Division One honours went to Anthony Hellier with a net 74, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Tue, 10:10

Will Biddick and Byron Moorcroft each scored doubles at breezy and overcast Buckfastleigh on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications