Record turnout expected for popular Ivybridge 10k


The start of last year’s race, which was won by Ceri Rees

ERME Valley Harriers expect a record field for their popular Ivybridge 10k which takes place on Saturday evening.

The race, which starts at 6.30pm, is a sell-out with the limit of 775 runners having already been reached.

There is even a waiting list in case anybody does drop out before the day.

Course record holder Kairn Stone is among the entries.

Stone won the race in 2008 and 2010, which is when he set the current course best mark of 31:08.00.

The city schoolteacher is not the only previous men’s winner entered. Torbay’s 2012 champion Peter Monaghan, who now competes in the over-50s category, is also set to run again.

However, most eyes will be on Erme Valley’s own athlete Will Battershill. The 18-year-old Great Britain youth international showed he is going to be a force over the distance by clocking 32.17 in March for the Exeter Fast Friday 10k.

Last year’s women’s winner Melanie Dunn from Teignbridge is among the entries, as his Erme Valley’s Cleo Perry, who will be looking for a good run her home course.

The race starts at Ivybridge station car park at 6.30pm. The route is considered to be relatively fast, despite a steep hill from Bittaford to Moorhaven.

The course finishes at Ivybridge Rugby Club, where food and drink will be available.

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