Honiton eight complete the Studland Stampede

PUBLISHED: 15:55 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:16 19 October 2018

Honiton Running Club members at the Studland Stampede. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Honiton Running Club members at the Studland Stampede. Picture CONTRIBUTED

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Eight Honiton Running Club (HRC) members were on the start line of the Studland Stampede, writes Judy Davey.

This event is a challenging 12km run through a mix of undulating heathland, very soft sandy paths with no traction and then a final 3km run along the beach at Studland Bay with the finish visible in the far distance for a long time!

Amazingly, the rain stopped and the sun came out just before the race started, making the race itself a pleasant experience and wonderful views along the south coast.

The winning male completed the event in a time of 45:02 and the first lady was home in 53:27.

Hadleigh Davis managed to hold off Howard Bidmead and finished in 58:50 with Howard, who has done this race many times, clocking 61:05. Roger Saunders, another veteran of this race, came in at 63:35, unable to catch Howard. Olivia Higginson had a good run at 67:11 continuing to improve her form.

Claire Rouse also did well in a time of 74:11 followed by Rachel Hennessey, who, after a fall last week, made sure she stayed upright this time, coming in at 74:50.

Asilah Jarrald, who has been targeting shorter races recently after an ultra run, came in with great gusto at the end in a time of 83:38 and even managed to find time to collect sea shells on the way.

Finally, our amazing Vet70 runner Vanessa Glyn-Jones came in at 94:25, managing second place in her category. This race is definitely one to try, always well organised and in a very nice region on the south coast.

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