Exeter’s Arena was the setting for the start of the Great West Run. 2500 runners all taking on the 13.1 miles in the beautiful County of Devon
Father and son duo James and Dave Shoulder took on this sold out half marathon alongside other members of their family.
Starting at the Exeter Arena, the runners ventured out into the city centre. Lined with supporters cheering and shouting, our dynastic duo made their way out toward the beautiful country lanes of Stoke Woods. Onward they ran onto an out and back section which bought James and David back toward the city, this time skirting the University campus before returning the way they came and finishing in the arena.
Despite suffering a bad blister from mile 7, our plucky James continued on at an amazing pace to finish in just under 1hr 50 mins, a road PB for him with dad a tiny bit behind to enter the stadium half an hour later to gain his glory and his medal.
James Shoulder – 1.49.57
David Shoulder – 2.36.48