A record number of runners took part in Honiton Running Club's Ottery 10k on a hot Sunday.

It was lovely to see the sun but it was probably a little too hot for the runners.

This is a very popular road race based at the cricket club in Ottery St Mary.

The race limit was 300 and there were several disappointed potential runners as the race filled up very quickly.

Local running legend Jo Pavey started the race and then jogged around the route finishing in a time that most runners would be very proud of.

297 finishers crossed the line and the race was won by Oliver White of Exmouth Harriers in the great time of 34 minutes 33 seconds.

The lady winner was Ellie Dominey who finished in 40:10.

Ashley Dawkins was the first to cross the line for Honiton coming 16th in 42:12.

First HRC lady to finish was Suzanne Spiller who came 73rd in 48:34.

She came in four places and 16 seconds behind her son, Max.

Midweek Herald:

Many HRC members were busy behind the scenes, helping organise the race but many were able to take part.

HRC chair Paula Ferris has been running a weekly programme for runners wanting to progress from 5k to 10k distance and the aim for many was to complete the Ottery 10k.

Most of the group did take part running the full distance of 10k for the first time.

Some of the full HRC members ran with the group as supporters.

Other HRC runners: 22nd Johnny Bennett 42:49, 85th Richard Harvey 49:48, 113rd Steve Davey 52:46, 128th Mike Smith 54:06, 138th Mark Dallyn 54:54, 147th Andrew Palmer 56:22, 177th Tammy Lane 58:55, 201st Chaimaa Dawkins 1:03:03, 223rd Luke Holway and Wayne Trump 1:07:38, 234th Kathy Layzell 1:08:44, 249th Tina Duckitt 1:11:15, 253rd Claire Staniforth 1:12:22, 271st Martin Potter and Jo Crossley 1:17:13, 284th Angela Foster 1:22:36, 285th Christy Wool 1:22:39 and 288th Sarah Walker 1:25:52.