"Stagger and Stumble Multi-Terrain Races Minehead 19th Oct 2014
The tough Stagger 15.1 mile off road race and the shorter 6 mile Stumble race had a number of Harriers completing.
In the longer event with a total of 3637 ft total ascent which took runners to the highest point on Exmoor Clare Prosser had a tremendous race finishing 4th overall in 2hrs 10mins 10 seconds and was the first female finisher and also awarded 1st FV 40.
All 7 harriers finishing in the top 100 included:-
Oliver Frost 14th 2.18.26 ; Justin Thomas 30th 2.27.29 ; Rebecca Carver 53rd 2.41.32 ; John Reynolds 56th 2.42.18 ; Laura Darby-Jones 62nd 2.44.51 ; Steph Moss 77th 2.50.13.
In the shorter race the Stumble Wells Vets, Pete Wright and Colin Williams finished 42nd ( 66.45 ) and 44th ( 68.27) respectively, Colin Williams was placed 2nd V65" Pete Wright
"The weather conditions were perfect for our run down at Exmoor today, it all started by driving through the beautiful Quantock Hills before arriving at Minehead.
Autumn has always been my favourite time of the year and this season certainly has been no disappointment especially with the warm weather and magnificent colours displayed by the forests that we passed through this morning that sweep across the rich green valleys highlighting every shade of gold imaginable within their leaves,
The 16 mile run took us up to the top of Dunkery Beacon, tantalizing everyone with just one more ridge to climb which only becomes visible after scaling the last.
A bright sun stopped the cool air from invading our tired bodies with her warm rays -most welcome at 1698 ft.
On descending the steep rugged stoned paths, Porlock Bay lay out in the distance before us, her grey blue waters looked cold in comparison to the warm reds and golds represented by the trees that lay back within the forestry."