On Sunday, Howard Bidmead took part in the Full Monty 10. This is one of the toughest 10 mile races in the area held at Ham Hill Country Park near Yeovil. It is 10 miles all off road with 10 hills; each one numbered. This year due to recent adverse weather the mud was exceptional which made for sticky going. Fortunately Howard was able to maintain a constant steady pace and was able to finish well in a time of 1hr. 40m 11s which was eight seconds slower than last year but with more mud than normal to negotiate he was pleased with that. He was about 82nd out of 250.
Honiton RC Juniors are boasting a new Devon runner and two reserves after last Sunday’s Devon County Cross Country Championships held at Exeter Arena. Jack Elsom ran in 5th giving him one of the automatic Devon spots and Henry Riddle and Rowan Westall both finished 9th in very competitive races. Ian finished 15th but is only 13 in an under 15 category. It was great to see Honiton vests at the front of big races and as usual the juniors showed the best of the club. Well done to all of them.