Exe-rated runners!

Exe-rated runners!
The successful Harriers team, en masse, at the Erme Valley Relays, July 2013

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Meanwhile, on a latitude 54 degrees south....

Hugh Marsden recently took part in the South Georgia Half-Marathon held in the South Atlantic British Dependency of that name. With the population numbered in dozens it is quite remarkable that anybody should pop up to finish in front of our boy but they did, and for the second year running: the nerve! Thanks to YouTube though you can re-live Hugh’s 2011 victory which was summed up in 21/minutes of film featuring some spectacular sweeping views of the former whaling base. See the video here:
The video also shows just how tough the course is - billed as one of the toughest, if not THE toughest in the world - and shows what an amazing time our Hugh put in.
Of course it should be remembered that as well as being an Exmouth Harrier Hugh represented another South Atlantic territory when in the 90s he twice ran the Commonwealth games Marathon under the Falkland Islands flag, so he is very much their boy too.

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