Erme Valley Harriers impress in First Chance 10k race

Alison McEwing

ERME Valley Harriers enjoyed success at the First Chance 10k at Exeter on Sunday.

Andy Norris was seventh overall and first male over-40 in the popular race in a time of 34 minutes and five seconds.

His Erme Valley team-mate Allister Bristow was second over-40 male in 35.10.

The Ivybridge-based club had three women in the top seven, with Alison McEwing (pictured) leading their charge finishing third overall behind Tiverton’s Serane Stone and Haldon’s Elizabeth Dyson.

Stone, who is over-35, clocked 36.50, with Dyson finishing in 37.00 and McEwing 37.21.

Not far behind were McEwing’s team-mates Alison Thorn and Cleo Perry.

Thorn was sixth female overall and first over-40 in 37.50, with Perry second over-40 female and seventh overall in 38.15.

Exmouth’s Tom Merson, the Plymouth 10k champion, won the overall race in a storming 30.10, which was a new course record.

There was also an impressive run from Tavistock veteran Allan Herdman, who was first over-60 athlete home in 39.13.

More than 500 runners finished the race. Full results HERE

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