Drew delight in Fulford Five run

Jayne Drew during the Fulfords Five meeting

Jayne Drew during the Fulfords Five meeting - Credit: Archant

The Fulford Five was first run in the mid 1980’s and is a two-lap, five mile road race around the streets of Exmouth while taking in the sea view along the promenade, writes Terry Bewes.

The distance of five miles is ideal for first time racers who feel the distance is well within their capabilities.

This is highlighted every year by the number of non-club runners who turn up and have a very rewarding experience of their first proper race.

This did not apply however, to the two Sidmouth Running Club members Jayne Drew and John Doherty who have run this race on a number of occasions.

The running of 17 miles over hills, through woods and across fields covered in mud and wet in the Four Trigs for some reason did not appeal to these two as they prefer to keep their shoes clean on the road.

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Jayne was the first club runner home in 37:16 while John finished in 45:43 just 21 seconds slower than last year, but he told me he gave up on the chance of beating that time by running with and encouraging another lady who was struggling. That is the Sidmouth Running Club spirit.

There were 239 finishers.

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