I’ve written a couple of brief reports re last Saturday’s and Sunday’s Exeter 1/2 Marathons’.

Well done to Martin Davis, Andrew Davis, Nikki Davies and Mike Kestle:

The Exeter Half Marathons’ were promoted as a three lap traffic free, pancake flat route, run along the footpaths and cycle tracks around the River Exe and Exeter Canal. The course had to be redesigned a few weeks before the 2 races as a result of flood defence works along the Riverside Valley Park.
Saturday 10th
There were 205 finishers with the winner being Jamie Barnett in 72 minutes 12 seconds, the first lady home was Katie Synge whose 82.05 placed her 11th overall. There were 3 Newquay RR competing and leading the team home was Martin Davis who placed 30th in 88.33 which won him the male 55-59 category, Andrew Davis was next home in 99th with a time of 103.21 and in 11th position was Nikki Davies in 105.14.
Sunday 11th
There were 247 finishers with the winner Matt Dell, Weston AC finishing in 79 minutes 37 seconds, the first lady was Cornwall ACs Ruby Orchard in 88.18. Mike Kestle was the only NRR competing and he placed 45th overall in 108.17, this excellent performance saw him win the male 60+ category.

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