Kilmington Kanter success for paul Merson of Exmouth Harriers

14:11 23 April 2014

The third running of the Kilmington Kanter took place on Good Friday.

There were 107 runners on the start line and this represents the best turnout so far for the event.

No doubt the high turn out was aided by the glorious spring sunshine.

Kilmington Primary School PTFA would like to thank everybody that supported the event and a special thank you to the marshals around the course giving guidance and support to the runners.

Many thanks also to the various landowners for their support with the organising of the course; the sponsors Millers Farm Shop, Ganesha Wholefoods and Hurfords Stores for the excellent prizes that they gave for the winners of each category, and the Old Inn for providing car parking.

85 runners took part in the seven-mile multi terrain course which starts in Kilmington and goes out to Shute and Umborne – the course was enjoyed by all the runners even the long hill back up to Shute Woods at the five mile point which is a tough climb.

The race was won by Tom Merson of Exmouth Harriers, beating his own previous course record with a fantastic time of 38:36.

Second, in a time of 43:35 was Patrick Devine-Wright of Axe Valley Runners and third place was snapped up by Richard Sale in a time of 45:13. The first female overall in a time 53:31 was Louise Worthington.

The Fun Run, contested over a distance of two-and-a-half miles followed a route up the hill through the village and up to Kilmington Woods.

Up to the top of Kilmington woods and back down the hill returning to the finish at the cricket club.

Well done, to all 22 people who took part in the fun run with a number of youngsters between the ages of 11 and 16 taking part.

First overall in a course record time of 16:29 was Alfie Devine-Wright aged 14 of Exeter Harriers.

Second was Ollie Caute, aged 14, of Axe Valley Runners in a time of 17:12. Third place, in a time of 19:25, went to Ollie Brown also aged 14 and from Axe Valley Runners.

Fourth overall and the first girl home was Mia Bartlett, aged 12, in a very good time of 19:31.

Well done to everybody that took part and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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