Honiton Running Club duo impress in Cornish runs

PUBLISHED: 06:48 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 06:48 03 September 2015

Galina Barskaya

Honiton Running Club duo Ben Stone and Alasdair Moffet travelled down to the Roseland Peninsula in South Cornwall to take part in the Roseland August Trail race series, writes Judy Davey.

The event had four race distances; 11-miles, 20-miles, The Black Rat 32-miles, and The Plague, a 64-mile race.

Stone took part in the Plague which started at midnight on the Friday night and ran through the night on challenging coast paths between Porthpean and St Anthony’s near Falmouth.

The race then turns back and returns to Porthpean and Stone finished in a time of 14 hours and 11 minutes, coming eighth out of the 100 runners.

Moffett took part in the Black Rat and was dropped off at St Anthony’s at 8.30am and ran the 32 miles back to Porthpean.

He clearly enjoyed the race and came in an excellent 22nd place in six hours and 16 minutes.

Both runners agreed that the terrain was very challenging and Stone compared it to running three-and-a-half Grizzlies, but a bit harder!

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