Great West Run Half Marathon was hot, hot, hot!

Sidmouth runners complete Exeter half marathon

Sidmouth runners complete Exeter half marathon - Credit: SRC

Eight Mighty Greens lined up at the start of the Great West Run half marathon in Exeter recently and for Bert Dykema, it was his first, with the challenge made even more considerable by the searing heat.  

Bert was delighted with his finishing time of 2:09:00 and found the event very well organised and very enjoyable. Bert said: “The last few miles were tough, you thought this is the last hill, but no, before you knew it, there was another one!” 

MG Richard Summerhayes was the first SRC runner over the line; finishing second in his age category in 1:28:44 and David King came first in his age category finishing in 1:41:30. 

Great West Run Half Marathon Results: Richard Summerhayes 1:28:44; Colin Ryan 1:39:15; David King 1:41:30; Yasmin Salter 2:04:53; Bert Dykema 2:09:00; Sarah Clapham 2:09:28; Sue Collman 2:11:16; Kerry Salter 2:12:33. 

Bert at the finish

Bert at the finish - Credit: SRC

The Great West Run Exeter Half

The Great West Run Exeter Half - Credit: SRC