Exeter 1/2 Marathon

Exeter Half Marathon

The Exeter half marathon is a great 3 lap traffic free, pancake flat route run along the footpaths and cycle tracks around the River Exe and Exeter Canal. The course provides a fantastic opportunity to see how your Spring Marathon training programme is going or your first step into completing the 13.1 mile distance for the first time.

The race is run over two days, the first day for runners who can run it in under two hours and the remainder the following day. Day two saw Sidmouth Running Club member Emma Salter don her Mighty Green shirt and head for Exeter.

Training for the London Marathon she had every intention to treat this as a long run plod as part of her training programme, but decided on the morning as she was feeling up for it to try and break that elusive sub two hours. This would be her sixth attempt and she missed it by fifty eight seconds, so near yet so far. However showing great club spirit she said that she will not retire from the distance until she breaks the two hours. She was extremely proud of her time of 2:00:57 which was also a personal best.

There were 276 finishers