AVR Graham Newton runs well at The Oke Croak

AVR Graham Newton with the prize he won at the Oke Croak meeting.

AVR Graham Newton with the prize he won at the Oke Croak meeting. - Credit: Archant

On Saturday, one of the hottest days of the year when any sensible person would have been sunbathing on the beach, AVR Graham Newton was instead running ‘The Oke Croak’, a 10.5-mile self-navigating fell race over tracks and unmarked paths on North Dartmoor, writes Dave Mutter.

Like all fell races, this was a hilly course taking in both Oke and Yes Tors with over 2,000 feet of ascent.

Graham, not known for his navigating skills, managed to keep up with a group of runners whose knowledge of Dartmoor was greater than his own, leading him home in 1:47:00 to win the over-60 vet men’s category prize - a very welcome bottle of wine.


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