Athletics: Saffron Striders Coutts makes Mark on 145-mile race

PUBLISHED: 15:47 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 30 July 2018

Saffron Striders' Mark Coutts competed in the Kennet and Avon canal race, a 145-mile ultra event

Saffron Striders' Mark Coutts competed in the Kennet and Avon canal race, a 145-mile ultra event

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Saffron Striders Mark Coutts proved up to the challenge of the gruelling 145-mile Kennet and Avon canal race at the weekend.

Recognised as one of the UK’s most demanding ultra runs, the event begins in Bristol early on Friday morning and ends in London the following day.

And Coutts successfully completed the non-stop race, defying aching feet and bones, to earn the admiration of fellow club runners and a well-deserved rest on Sunday.

Saffron Striders meet at the Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre every Tuesday at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. All abilities are welcomed.

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