circling the lanes of Cotleigh and the 10k race being two loops. The 10k race was won by Jason Drew of Sidmouth Running Club in a time of 36 minutes 51 seconds. Although many Honiton members were busy marshalling or helping in other ways, the Club did have a brilliant turnout of runners. Chris Entwistle was Honiton’s first runner home in 3rdplace overall in 39:19. He won the V35 category having had his birthday earlier in the week. The next three places were also taken by Honiton with Graham Reeves next back in 39:31, Ian Stewart just 1 second later and new member Roland Hall just 2 seconds after him. Tom Bornet is running really well at themoment and came 9th in 43:27. Vernon Gillard was surprised to win the V45 prize coming 10th in 43:42. Suzanne Spiller and Julie Payne battled it out throughout the race with Suzanne just beating Julie by 3 seconds taking 12th and 13th place. Both ladies were justly rewarded as they took prizes for 1st and 2nd ladies. Steve Selley was running for Honiton for the first time and had a great run coming 16th in 44:53. Local Rod Inglis didn’t have to travel too far down the hill from home and actually had to run past his house twice on route! He came 18th in 45:06 with Ceri Oak coming back from injury to come 19th in 45:35 taking her age category prize. Mark Dallyn was next in for Honiton coming 22nd in 47:25 and Linda Pike came 31stin 56:53. Michelle Selley also ran for Honiton for the first time pleased to finish under the hour in 58:26 and 36th place. Carol Turnham is training hard for the club trip to Jersey and finished 38th in 1:01:16. There
were 46 finishers.
The 5k race saw Ellie Sutcliffe o Exmouth Harriers not only as 1st lady but also as the winner of the whole race in the great time of 19:01. She had a great battle with Honiton’s own Iain Ross who was 1st male in 19:10. Honiton juniors were out in force and took the next 2 places with Jack Elson finishing in 19:34 and Henry Riddle 22 seconds later. Kyle Hartnell,
although a little nervous, took on the challenge and had a good race to finish 7th in 21:46. Taking the next 4 places were Honiton’s Harry Boswell in 22:05, Flo Swan in 22:49, Harry Whiteley in 22:53 and Rowan Westall in 23:23. Sam Taylor finished 13th in 23:58. Thomas Lilley also didn’t have far to walk to the start and he finished 15th in 24:53 with Findlay Fuller on his heels 16 seconds later. Nick Burton came 18th in 25:48 and Liz Corney came 20th in 27:33 delighted to win an age category prize. Rebecca Reeves started with the beginners course at the Club this year and took on the challenge of racing to
come 21st in 28:49 followed by fellow beginner Phil Hall in 30:52. Yet another beginner took 27th place in 36:10 in the form of Sara Trumper and Katie Ansley completed the Honiton line-up coming 28th in 40:29. There were 30 finishers.
With so many Honiton juniors running the 5k race, there were fewer taking part in the 3k Fun Run which was won by Jamie Porter of Shute in 14:45. Megan Burton was 1st Honiton runner back winning a prize for 1st U13G finishing 17th overall in
18:33. Brothers Benjamin and Charlie Entwistle came 25thand 27th in 23:05 and 23:50 respectively. Clyst Hydon took the Alan Rowe Primary School Cup. There
were 36 finishers.
Thanks to everyone who took part as well as all the
marshals and helpers and Cotleigh Villagers for putting up with runners taking
over the roads for an hour or so and loaning a field as a car