Roger Saunders from Honiton Running Club took on the flat First Chance 10K along the River Exe and finished in a time of 51:53, faster than last year. After the race, George Pemberton was awarded the winner of the male under 20 category in the 2023 Instep Devon championship.

Several Honiton Running Club members took the short journey to Axmouth to take part in the Axmouth Challenge. The longest distance was the nine-mile Challenge and this was won by Wayne Loveridge in 54 minutes.

Hadleigh Davies and Judy Davey had changed positions several times during the race but Hadleigh eventually led HRC runners home to come 47th in 1 hour 20. Judy finished 52nd in 1:21. Darren Boswell-Gallagher and Claire Staniforth ran the race together finishing 102nd in 1:42.

HRC runners were dotted across the other distances, including runner-up awards for Becky Taviner and Paula Ferris.