Honiton Juniors were also out taking part in the 5k race which forms half of the 10k route. The talented youngsters in the form of Iain Ross, Florence Swan and Rowan Westall showed the rest how it was done. Iain won the race in 24:27 with Florence coming 8th overall and 1st girl in 28:38. Rowan finished the line-up coming 9th in 29:04. There were 25 finishers.
Thanks to the PTA for marshalling and providing cakes at the finish and also AVR for helping organise the event.
On Saturday evening four Honiton Runners headed to Dartmoor to run the Haytor Heller run. It is a 6 mile tough off road run that starts halfway up Haytor, heads along and up Hound Tor before a nice but rocky descent. Then a final climb up Haytor leads to a downhill finish. The weather was hot but there was a welcome breeze. Ian Stewart was the first Honiton runner in coming 16th in a fantastic time of 46.58. Howard Bidmead and Steve Briggs had a battle with each other on the downhill finish ending in a photo finish with Steve winning the battle by a second. He came 98th in 60.49 and Howard 99th 60.50. The final Honiton runner and the only female was Olivia Higginson who hasn’t raced since March. She was happy to finish in 72.47 and 176th. The winner was Jamie Parkinson in an amazingly fast time of 39.58. There were 235 runners.