Victory . . .

. . . over the elements, the coach, the lack of fitness?

As many of you know, I often head for the coast at Exmouth straight from work on a summer evening. Quite frequently, while I sit and fill my tummy with fish and chips, a group of people are down there on the sand exercising like crazy.

Over on the east end of the beach is Orcombe Point, the cliffs there are red sandstone and they mark the beginning of the Jurassic coast. If the tide is out you can walk around the rocks to a separate beach or at the top of the cliffs walk the South West Coast Path to Sandy Bay,  Budleigh Salterton, Ladram, Sidmouth and beyond.

It’s from around these cliffs that my victors appear. I expect that sometimes they run along the sand, but just as often they paddle, wade or swim around to Exmouth.


Note the guy in black, he’s the coach and as the Commando camp is nearby, I wonder if he is a Royal Marine.


And they’re out and running along the beach.
Come along at the back, you can do it!


Just when they think they’re in the clear, he has them back in the sea.
This lazy Gypsy’s only exercise is walking, so I’m totally in awe of this group. They are all ages, shapes and sizes, but they have a common goal, VICTORY . . . over the elements, the coach and the lack of fitness!

Victory is the theme for this weeks photo challenge over at the Daily Post.