Four Honiton runners braved the cold temperatures and biting winds to run Age Concern's 'Wrap up and Run' Exeter 10k on Sunday, the title of the race could not have been more apt. This race is one of a series run across the country to raise money for the elderly. Starting in Princesshay the race takes in a lap of Southernhay before descending down to the Quay. From the Quay the route took runners along the River Exe straight into the freezing wind and out to the swing bridge. Here it was time to turn back for home towards Exeter alongside the canal; at least the wind was now on their backs. The finish line, by Haven Banks was a welcome sight and the chance to grab some sustenance and wrap up again. First home for Honiton was the ever improving Graham Reeves with another personal best time of 37 minutes 59 seconds 23rd place. Nick Thorpe was next in 157th place in a time of 48.41, followed by his wife Sandra finishing 270th in 54.14. Both were pleased to finish third in their age categories. Graham's partner, Sam Shute was next with a time of 57.30 in 358th place. The race was won by Tom Merson of Bristol and West AC in a time of 31.15. 550 runners completed the race.
Wrap Up and Run
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