Lustleigh 10k

The Lustleigh 10K

While most of us were enjoying the sunny bank holiday Monday lazing on the beach eating ice-cream or crashed out by the swimming pool three of our members headed off to Lustleigh.

The Lustleigh Fayre is a good old fashioned fete with a jazz band, dog racing, loads of stalls and of course a beer tent. It is held in the heart of Dartmoor and is well supported by visitors from far and wide. The 10k is a beautiful, but extremely hilly run over Dartmoor. There are literally no flat parts.

For Chris Robinson this was the 12th successive year that he has ran this event and by his own admission each year he gets slower but enjoys it more. In all the years he has ran it has only rained once and this year was the most glorious day of all.

Jayne Drew and David Wright were both first timers with David finding the first 4 miles hard going but enjoyed running back down into Lustleigh. Jane led the Club runners home in 53 minutes taking 3rd place in her age group followed by David in 65 minutes and Chris in 69.

Becky Robson was going to run it on her birthday but got stuck in an accident on Four Elms hill which left it too late for here to get there.