Honiton runners out in force for the Minster Challenge

PUBLISHED: 12:46 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:46 11 October 2018

Honiton Running Club members at the Minster Challenge meeting. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Honiton Running Club members at the Minster Challenge meeting. Picture CONTRIBUTED


Last Sunday, HRC runners went to Axe Valley Community College to take part in the Minster Challenge multi-terrain seven-and-a-half mile race, writes Judy Davey.

The weather was lovely, which was a relief following a very wet Saturday.

It did mean that the going was muddy in places.

Nick Silkstone was first back for HRC having had a fantastic run and winning a podium position of second place in 50 minutes 56 seconds. Adam Hennessey was next back, coming sixth in 52:53.

He was followed by Rod Inglis, who came 10th in 57:52. Mark Dallyn came 17th in 1:01:56. Steve Davey is getting back on form following a few months off running and came 23rd in 1:03:22 having had a sprint up the last hill with his daughter, Jo, who finished just one second later.

Howard Bidmead is also running well and was pleased with his 28th place in 1:04:24. Judy Davey came 30th in 1:06:15.

Jennie Sleeman stopped to help fellow HRC runner Rachel Hennessey, who had fallen over. Rachel was forced to pull out, but Jennie continued to come 41st in 1:19:54.

This was Emma Davey’s first time of wearing the HRC vest and the furthest she had ever run. She thoroughly enjoyed the event and came 43rd in 1:21:20.

There were 52 finishers and the race was won by Matt Clist of Axe Valley Runners in 49:05. Young Oscar Divine tackled the 0.8-mile fun run with his mum Asilah.

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