Fulfords 5

Injuries, weather, tiredness and many others things that haunt us all, however despite all this we still manage to find someone who is racing at the weekend. Not to mention those pesky Moor runners are at it again.

A duo of Club ladies took a trip to the seaside on Sunday to take part in the Fulfords Five race around the streets and seafront of Exmouth. Organised by Exmouth Harriers with the support of Fulfords, this five mile two lap race is not only one of the first opportunities of the year for serious road athletes to dust off their racing shoes, but also an ideal distance for those new to the sport to have their first taste of competitive running. In a change from the dull wet days of recent weeks, Sarah Marvin and Jackie Dawes were treated to a crisp sunny morning with little in the way of wind to slow them round the fast flat course. Sarah came home first with a terrific run to finish in 35.56, earning her second place in her FV45 category and setting both new age group and overall club records for the distance. Jackie also had a very successful day, securing third in the FV50 category and also setting a new club age group record with her finishing time of 39.09.

Bracing the cold, but crisp winter sun, a small group of Moor runners made it out again. As always anyone is welcome to join. Do keep an eye on the club Facebook page to see who is going and when, just invite yourself.

Finally a reminder for you all, please put your race details on the club Facebook page with any photos you wish to share. This makes Jane’s job so much easier, as well as removing the possibility that we miss your event. After all, the hard work you all put in to the training and the excellent results you all keep achieving we wouldn’t want to miss you, would we?

Many thanks to Jane Jackson for the run report and Robert Richards for the editing.