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.