Get ready for Yarcombe Yomp

PUBLISHED: 15:03 02 November 2011

Galina Barskaya

Graham Newton and Dominic Schneiders ran the Stickler 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday, writes Dave Mutter.

It’s a tough race as the route takes in more than 1,500ft of vicious climbing over the peaks of Okeford Beacon, Hod Hill and Hambledon Hill.

Graham thoroughly enjoyed his run in the damp conditions and was pleased to finish in 1.25.24, just a few seconds off last year's time and came second in the men's over-60 category. Dominic was slightly quicker, completing in 1:23:10, a tad slower than last year, but his collection of Stickler beanie hats is growing nicely.

●Iceland is a bit of a long way to go to run in one of the parkrun 5K race series, but that is exactly what Lesley Adams did this week. She ran the Elliðaárdalur in Árbær, Reykjavík, finishing 38th out of 70 in 29:50.

●Closer to home, Harry Moore and Steve Atkins ran the annual eight mile RNLI fund raising walk from Hangman’s Stone to Seaton for the second time in two weeks. Despite being muddier, the duo were 10 mins quicker, completing in 2:05.

●The Yarcombe Yomp, a 5 or 10 mile cross country event will go ahead on Saturday at 10.30am. Enter on the day at Yarcombe Village hall for £8 juniors and £10 seniors, plus an additional £2 if not an affiliated to a running club.

It’s almost all off-road alongside the River Yarty then a long climb up to wooded footpaths along a ridge then a long, fast descent back to Yarcombe. Minimum age 16 for the 5 mile, 17 for the 10 mile.


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