Honiton Running Club junior members have been taking part every month during the winter in the Exeter 3k series run on the track at Exeter Arena. The final round of the series finished with some great personal best times and the juniors collected overall category prizes in nearly all the age categories. The end of season awards are for the best 4 position finishes within their age group and our juniors proved that they have been training hard over the winter. Layla Felgate and Becky Matthews took the top awards in their age group with Katie Davey achieving a very respectable 2nd place in the u17 age group. Florence Swan and Lydia Clapp took the 2nd place in very competitive age categories and should be pushing to win them next year. Jack Elsom and Ian Ross were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the largest age group (U13 boys) with Harry Whiteley very close in 4th. The under 15 boys’ category was another hard age group with the Honiton boys producing some great results. Henry Riddle came home with the 3rd place and Reuben Heeler-Frood and Jake Harvey tying for 4th. Honiton RC is the largest participating club in the Exeter 3k series with an average of 16 juniors competing at each event and they are all a credit to the club and themselves in the way they compete and support their fellow athletes.
Julie Payne was the sole Honiton runner at the Gloucester 20 mile race last Sunday and she was thrilled to finish in exactly 2 ½ hours which must be a real boost of confidence before she tackles the London Marathon.