Honiton runner Sharon Wells completes the Jurassic Coast 100km run


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Honiton Running Club’s Sharon Wells took part in the Jurassic Coast 100km, an event organised by Climb South West, writes Judy Davey.

The runners started from Weymouth at 2am following the coastal path to Exmouth. Running the first two hours in the dark was hard, but once the sun came up Sharon began to enjoy it more.

The first half was fine, quite flat except for Golden Cap. She arrived at Lyme Regis almost on schedule but then hit the undercliff through to Seaton which she didn’t like at all, lots of mud, undulations, tree roots and steps making progress slow.

At Seaton Sharon was joined by fellow HRC member, Mark Newson, who had completed Parkrun and volunteered to accompany her on the toughest stretch through to Exmouth.

They managed the nasty hills through to Sidmouth, finally making it to the 75km mark where they were joined by another HRC runner, Paula Ferris. The remaining miles passed in a slow blur.

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The last mile along Exmouth seafront was in to the wind and Sharon felt like she was not gaining any ground, but she did finally arrive at the finish.

A total of 157 walkers and runners started (walkers headed out at 10pm Friday night), only 95 of them got to the finish and Sharon was delighted to be included in that number.

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She was extremely grateful of the support she had along the way!

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