Even the power of Storm Ciaran could not prevent Honiton Running Club members from recording top times at the Sidmouth 10k.

Starting and finishing in Sidford, the route follows the Byes and a brutal hill at Hillside before descending down to Sidmouth Sea front where runners race along the complete length of the esplanade before turning round and running back again, this time facing the challenge of the climb up Cliff Road.

Honiton Running Club had six runners competing with Ashley Dawkins finishing fifth overall in a great time of 43 minutes 25 seconds. Next home for Honiton was Howard Bidmead in 28th place in 48.52. Howard had run the entire race with Tony Smith from Axe Valley Runners, who gave Howard plenty of encouragement along the way.

Next home for Honiton was Richard Jarman who paced himself well finishing 55th in a time of 52.22. Chaimaa Dawkins was next after a splendid run and finishing in 1.04.55 in 146th place. She was followed by Debbie Vinnicombe who finished in 163rd position in 1.04.55 with Kathy Layzell behind her in 251st place in a time of 1.23.11.

Joel Seward from Axe Valley Runners was the overall winner, finishing in a time of 37.29.