Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ian Stewart and Louise Crisp of Honiton Running Club took part in Teignbridge Trotter’s Haytor Heller, writes Judy Davey.
This popular, well established moorland race starts below Haytor Rock and follows a hilly, circular route before returning once again to Haytor Rock with a fast downhill finale to the finish. The six-mile course is challenging with several steep ascents and descents and is run across rugged, open moorland, apart from two sections through woodland; firstly below Hound Tor and secondly below Haytor which includes a stream crossing. The course is completely off-road. Ian came 11th overall in a time of 47 minutes 15 seconds and Louise came 118th in 1:04:30 winning a prize for coming first in her category.
The race was won by Jamie Parkinson in 39:44 and there were 264 finishers.