With a record entry of over 200 runners including two participants from New Zealand, the 42nd Two Hills Race got under starters orders on last Bank Holiday Monday.
At 11.30am it was 3 – 2 – 1 and they were off to a flying start, with almost perfect running conditions from the Chagford Memorial Field. Although the race is only 3.45 miles long it sets a number of challenges.
First the runners have to endure the climb of 1076 feet up to the top of Meldon and Nattadon Hills which at times looked like the queue to get to the top of Mount Everest although a little warmer, and then they struggle through the muddy bog before a run to the finishing line in front of hundreds of cheering spectators. First home was 15 year old Johnny Livingstone followed by Dom Hilton and Ben Spencer.