Kevin Hawker and Wendy Williams of Honiton RC travelled to Shaves Cross last Saturday night to take part tin the Shaves Cross Mini Marathon. This is a tough five mile race celebrating its 65th Anniversary. It started with two laps of a rutted field where the local fete was taking place, then up a hill over one mile long. Kevin came home in first place in 29:50; over 90 seconds ahead of the runner who finished in second place, winning a huge trophy to keep for the year. Wendy had a great run coming in 61st out of 85 runners, having a storming second half of the race which had a tough uphill finish to the fete. Both celebrated with a lamb spit roast to restore some energy.
Nick Bradley-Carter, Sam Shute and Graham Reeves took part in the Totnes 10k last Sunday morning, The journey down was in near torrential rain at times, and didn't ease until just before the start, when the clouds parted slightly and the sun came out for most of the race. The course was very wet and muddy; one puddle was nearly waist deep as Graham found out. Graham led the Honiton runners home despite feeling unwell during the race finishing in 60th place in 46:57, Nick was next home in 181st place and happy with his time of 55:47, Sam was next in 363rd place with a time of 67-50.