Sidmouth Running Club’s Laura Broughton completes the Haldon Night Race

PUBLISHED: 10:24 25 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:24 25 October 2019

Sidmouth Running Club member Laura Broughton at the Haldon Night 10k meeting. Picture: SRC

Sidmouth Running Club member Laura Broughton at the Haldon Night 10k meeting. Picture: SRC

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An impromptu very last-minute booking saw Laura Broughton enter Wild Night Running’s, Haldon Night Race 10km and one she would later wonder if it was a good decision, writes Terry Bewes.

Laura reported afterwards that it had been the hardest 10km she had done. Mind you, she did suffer one catastrophe after another!

Mile two saw her collect a twisted ankle, which resulted in a plod all the way to the finish.

Then the battery ran out on her headlight, so she used her phone torch, which was difficult to see with over the rough terrain, but better than nothing and at least it lasted until the last few strides to the finish. Ripped leggings and some wonderful chaffing made it a race to remember.

They don't call it Wild Night Running for nothing, but, as a true Mighty Green, she never gave up!


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