Two marathons in two days

The Devon Coast Challenge.
   Jo Earlam and Sarah Watkins did two of the three days of The Devon Coast Challenge marathons. This is a very tough competition, but rewards the runners with scenic and spectacular views along the South West Coastal Path. On Saturday 11th of May, both ladies did the Braunton Burrows to Combe Martin section, climbing a total of 4,000 feet in 7 and a half hours. Then on Sunday the 12th they were joined by new club member and first time marathon runner Paul Williamson, (Paul joined the beginners group in January this year). All three completed the Combe Martin to Porlock section together with around 6000 feet of elevation gain finishing in just over eight hours.
   The weather was perfect, the event was incredibly well organised, they all had an amazing time. Although it was physically exacting, mentally Jo felt it was energising and restoring.

 

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