Exmouth Harriers debut for Peter Fletcher in Ironbridge 10k

10:21 24 April 2014

In Exeter on Good Friday four Exmouth Harriers were taking part in the Ironbridge Runner Events ‘Fast Friday’ 10K, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Making his debut for the club and at the distance was Peter Fletcher. The field was 105 strong (around 49 being women) and rather spread out at the front, over five minutes (more than three-quarters of a mile) covering the first ten home.

Peter would have been pleased to finish in that first ten, he was sixth in 38:07, but in a bigger field with more athletes around him to work off he could expect a big improvement on that inaugural Personal Best.

Next in from the Exmouth club was Dave Eveleigh in 57th place, in a somewhat disappointing time of 50:51. Roger Rowe was 68th in 53:04.

There was a time when Roger would have expected to be in front of Dave, even with the younger runner at his best.

Hard to say whether various sporting activities over the years have contributed to the problems which restrict his running these days but it would be hard to imagine Roger having too many regrets as he enjoyed the event a whole!

Also at this new 10K was Mike Musgrove in the demanding role of Guide Runner to a visually impaired athlete.

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

12:26
Football corner flag. Ref exsp 7253-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Town are looking for a linesman to join them this coming season.

Read more
12:11
Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker on his way t a new PB at Buckfastleigh

After several weeks of setbacks and cancelled races Honiton-based Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker finally got first personal best (PB) of the season last weekend.

Read more
10:22

It was another very disappointing week for Lyme Regis men in their various leagues, with the ladies having a week off from league competition, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
08:41
The Exeter City Ladies new management team Pictured left to right- Chris Heayns, Maxine Coupe and Tommy Wheeldon

The familiar face of Tommy Wheeldon is heading up the new team in charge of Exeter City Ladies Football Club in what will be an exciting new era for the women’s game in the south-west.

Read more
08:41
Axe Cliff ladies all wearing something pink at the Ladies Captains Day

The Axe Cliff ladies section played their last Divisional Match in the Sheelah Creasy competition, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
08:12
Harry Webb with Paddy Fitzpatrick

East Devon boxer Harry Webb will turn professional at the end of August.

Read more
07:32
Whimple Cricket Club. Ref mhc 8257-09-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Whimple enjoyed a super Saturday with wins for both the 1st and 2nd XIs.

Read more
07:31
Golf generic picture

The lady captain’s prize for the best Stableford score in the qualifier played on Wednesday was won by Elizabeth Wood with an impressive 36 pts – winning Bronze 1, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:25

Feniton men’s team have qualified for the Knockout Stages of the County Trophy competition, writes Roger Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:52

Axminster were beaten by four wickets on their visit to Barnstaple and Pilton for the meeting between the C Division East’s bottom two sides.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

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

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications