Sidmouth RC’s Danny Painter completes Dartmoor ultra event


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The first Saturday of June saw Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) member Danny Painter wearing the club colours at the Dartmoor Discovery, writes Hamish Spence.

This event, organised by Teignbridge Trotters, is the longest single-lap 32-mile road ultra marathon in the UK!

What's more, just to make it that much tougher organisers have a 'cut-off time' of six-hours-and-thirty minutes!

The affectionately named 'DD' started in Princetown and passed through Dartmeet, Poundsgate, Newbridge, Ashburton, Buckland in the Moor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, and finally, Postbridge.

Then for the last push, the competitors headed back to finish in Princetown.

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The route included some of the toughest hills on offer with-in the National Park with over 4,000ft of elevation gain.

Danny was competing against 179 runners in this tough ultra and after a supreme effort he crossed the finishing line in 63rd position in a time of 5:34:47.

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