Scores of Trotters up for Obelisk challenge

Monday 11th January 2016 4:15 pm
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Scores of Teignbridge Trotters were on the start-line of the Dawlish Coasters’ organised Oh My Obelisk – an 11-mile multi-terrain race.

Starting at Dawlish Leisure Centre, a ribbon of 211 runners took in undulating lanes before a quad-burning climb to Mamhead Obelisk before dropping back down to the start. There were, of course, a few nasty stings in the tail.

Bodies in blue hoodies peppered the start, with some keeping them on to marshal while others cast them aside revealing Royal Blues racing colours and ‘went for it’.

Tim Pratt led the Trotters home in eighth place overall in a time of 1.21.46. He was followed closely by Geoff Davey in 1.22.24, ninth, with Roger Easterbrook battling hard to be third Trotter and 11th overall in 1.22.39.

This trio also claimed the trophy for first men’s team.

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