City Runs Exeter & Beat the Train

City Runs Exeter 5K

On Tuesday 5th April, Sophie Luxton and Andrew Vernon competed in the first City Runs Exeter 5k race of the summer series. This course starts at Exwick playing fields and is a two lap race alongside the Exe River. Windy conditions made it a tricky race. Andrew finished 2nd in Vet 50 Category in a time of 19.01, Sophie was 1st in her age group achieving a club record of 21.02. The next race in this series will be on 3rd May.

Beat the Train

4 ORCs took part in Beat the Train on Saturday and they thoroughly recommend this lovely event from Jolly Running. The race is a long 10k (6.8 trail miles) in South Devon where you race a steam train in an out and back trail route through the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate. They also took the unique opportunity to ride the steam train to the start line before disembarking and preparing to race it. Jo Page had a fantastic run and was the second lady home, Molly Marvin was the 5th, Sarah Marvin was 1st in her age category and Angus Farrelly had a storming last mile to ensure he got to the station a full five minutes before the train pulled in.  They all had a lovely day out.

L to R Sarah Marvin, Angus Farrelly, Molly Marvin, Jo Page