Sidmouth RC duo in Exeter action

Sidmouth Running Club member Cheryl Boulton at the Exeter Half Marathon. Picture: BRUCE BOULTON

Sidmouth Running Club member Cheryl Boulton at the Exeter Half Marathon. Picture: BRUCE BOULTON - Credit: Archant

The Exeter Half Marathon started from the quayside at Exeter with a traffic-free and mostly flat route, apart from the hill from the crematorium up to Bridge Road, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth Running Clubs Tim Swatbrick at the Exeter Half Marathin. Picture SIDMOUTH RUNNING CLUB

Sidmouth Running Clubs Tim Swatbrick at the Exeter Half Marathin. Picture SIDMOUTH RUNNING CLUB - Credit: Archant

The event was held over the second weekend of February with the Saturday run completed by Tim Swarbrick.

Tim set a realistic pace by not trying to go too fast too early and run out of steam.

This tactic gave him the honourable position of being first and only Mighty Green to cross the line. He secured a place of 230th in a time of 1:58:02.

Going as the solo MG in Sunday’s half marathon, was Cheryl Boulton.


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This was her first half marathon since 2015 and the first as a Mighty Green.

With very wet conditions underfoot and in places ankle deep in flood water, good progress was very tricky.

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However, despite the rain, wind and deep puddles, she did it in 2:06:14 coming in 148th position out of 293 runners and also getting the honour of first, and last, MG over the finishing line.

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