If runners were too young to take part in the full race or didn’t want to take on the full Challenge there was always the 3 miles Mini Challenge. This was won by Alfie Devine-Wright, the son of the full Challenge winner, in a time of 23:48. Honiton was led back by Iain Ross who finished 7th in 28:24. Arthur Heeler-Frood picked up an injury and limped home in 10th place in exactly 34 minutes and John Burgess, who isn’t too young to take part in the full Challenge, finished 18th in 42:13 before walking to the top of Dane’s Hill to take photos. There were 32 finishers.
Some of the younger offspring of Honiton’s main Challenge runners took part in the Fun Run. Jasmine Stone has recently joined the junior section and finished 6th with her brother Harrison in 11:44. Siblings Ben and Charles Entwhistle enjoyed the run before watching their Dad finish his race coming 13th and 17th in 14:47 and 17:18 respectively. The Fun Run was won by Cameron Bryson in 10:14.
For many competitors it was ideal training for AVR’s Grizzly in 2 week’s time and thanks must go to AVR for supporting the Dalwood 3 Hills. Thanks also to the land owners for allowing runners to churn up their fields even more and, of course, the providers of wonderful food back at the Village Hall and not forgetting the marshals who stood out in the rain and cold, some for a few hours.