Umborne Ug 10k is almost here


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The 12th staging of the Umborne Ug, a 10k race, organised by Rick and Eleanor Wood, takes place on June 3 with a 6pm start from Umborne Hall (EX13 7QL).

This is a mostly off-road 10k run in beautiful scenery with a couple of hills, suitable for runners of all abilities.

At the end of the race there are the famous Umborne cakes, hot drinks, a bar with a barrel of beer and a barbecue - plus special awards for the first three male and female runners, vet prizes MV40,50,60 FV35,45,55.

Last year’s event was won by Terry Emmett of Axe Valley Runners and the first lady was Gemma Collier of Honiton RC.

Can anyone break the course record this year? Those record times to date are, for the men: 39:01 by James Denne in 2015, and for the women: 47:05 by Hannah Bridger ion 2009.

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Organiser Eleanor Wood says: “It would be great to see runners from far and wide as well as local this year. This race is part of the East Devon Community Series. Pre-entry for affiliated runners is £8, unaffiliated £10 - £2 extra on the day.

“We look forward to seeing you all at the Ug. Thank you for your support - Eleanor and Rick.”

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Entry forms can be found on the AVR web site at

There is also the Fun Run (2.5k) which gets underway at 6.10pm and this is nearly all on road 2.5k, mostly for the under 16’s. Under-8s can take part, but please, accompanied by an adult.

Entry is by donations (suggested £3). Last year’s race attracted over 50 runners and was won by George Tomkins of Honiton RC and Holly Eyre of Axe Valley Runners was first female.

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