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January 25th 2014
BLACKDOWN BEAUTY FULL - BUT!
not everyone has paid. We will expect payment from all entrants by June 13th (one month before the event). If payment has not been received the place will be lost. Meanwhile we will take entries onto a reserve list (without payment for the moment) and offer these in order from June 13th to fill any spaces.
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Beer Blazer, Waendell Walk and Killerton 10k
Honiton Running Club had a good turnout for the second running of Beer Primary School’s Beer Blazer on Sunday, 12t. This is dubbed as a mini-Grizzly as part of the route goes along Branscombe Beech and up the Stairway to Heaven just like the Grizzly. Fortunately, for the runners, the race is a lot shorter at only 6 miles.
Tim Lenton of Axe Valley Runners won the race in 39 minutes 25 seconds with new Honiton RC runner Chris Entwistle first back for Honiton in 12th place and a time of 45:56. Steve Davey was next back in 19th place in 48:38 and another new runner for Honiton, Alistair Moffett, finished in 21st place in 49:03. Rod Inglis had a great race finishing 24th in 49:23 and Richard Harris is getting his fitness back coming 24th in 49:56. Howard Bidmead has suffered with injury recently and although he slowed down considerably mid race he managed to finish in the respectable position of 41st in 53:27. There were several changes in positions of the next two runners in for Honiton but Mark Andow managed to overtake Judy Davey just a few hundred metres from the line. Mark finished in 53:38 and 44th place with Judy just 14 seconds and one place later. John Burgess also managed to get ahead of Judy during the race but the beach and the hill took its toll and he finished in 53rd place in 55:19. He was followed one place and 8 seconds later by Steve Briggs. This is the first race that Pippa Westall has run for over a year and she definitely picked a tough one. She came 64th in 58:40. There were 94 finishers.
On the same day, Stephen Boyes took part in the Waendel Walk in Wellingborough which is about the length of a marathon - 26 miles. Steve had taken his dog, Marly, with him and after getting lost a couple of times, he guessed he had run more like 30 miles. He came first finishing in 4 hours 51 minutes – but then he was the only participant who ran! A great warm up for The Forces March this week – 5 marathons in 5 days!
Three Honiton runners took part in the 100% off road Killerton 10k around the grounds of Killerton Estate. Tom Bornet was first back in 51:11 in 19th place. This was Julie Payne’s first race for months but she did brilliantly finishing as 3rd lady in 29th place overall in 54:45. Nick Thorpe was pleased to finish under the hour coming 59th in 59:44. There were 191 runners.
When the runners set off for this month's handicap I knew that Ross's handicap must be wrong as he was being sent off too early. It was no surprise then when he came belting round the corner to the finish with no other runners in sight. So the race was awarded to Kathy who had a storming run with a new PB by 21 sec. Having checked my less than infallible spreadsheet I found the mistake but then saw that Ross had such a good run (a PB by 2:27!) that he would still have won so back he goes into first place - sorry Kathy. As you can see there were some other good PB's. Tim was complaining about being unfit, carrying a hamstring injury, or some such moan but then overtook almost everyone to finish 3rd. Liz had another 4th place and set a new PB and Clare must be pleased to be running well after she lost some of her speed. The two Nick's had a battle royal. Nick the Yorkie had a 51 sec start but Nick the Car caught and passed him up the hill. Being a lad from up-north Nick the Yorkie held on and then got in front on the downhill stretch. He did admit to drafting, and you can see why, but that's no crime in running. Then we had the most exciting finish of the night, with two dogs, Tracey and Rod sprinting for the line. The dogs won but had Rod not chosen that moment to check his watch - was he late for an appointment? - it might have been a different story. Then we had Judy just keeping Steve in his rightful place, Lesley slightly off pace because of lack of running recently and Graham still recovering from and injury were next in. Jo Jo, Simon and Wendy were a bit off form but you can't be a super-fit and highly toned athlete all the time, the cake and wine are far too tempting!
Thanks to Suzanne and Steve for recording + two little Spiller cheerleaders, Ella and Max, but mum and dad need to work on the actual cheering bit.
Devon Sports Award - Amateur Club of The Year - Highly Commended
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