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Inaugural North Devon ultra marathon tackled for Chemo appeal
A grand total of 57 runners braved the challenge of the Bideford 50k ultra marathon at the weekend.
The inaugural race – which is five miles longer than a conventional marathon – was won by Iain Hindes in an impressive time of 4hrs 52mins.
Hindes led through each of the four checkpoints, at Clovelly, Bucks Mill, Westward Ho! and Appledore, leading home the 54 others who successfully completed the gruelling course.
The run, which stretched from Hartland to Bideford across a 5,000ft ascent, raised funds for the Northern Devon Chemotherapy Appeal and was taken on by six members of North Devon Road Runners, all of whom finished.