Busy bank holiday
PUBLISHED: 11:22 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 15 June 2010
The bank holiday weekend saw Honiton runners attending several races. On Friday evening it was the Forest Flyer Five at Haldon Country Park, writes Alan Nicholls.
The bank holiday weekend saw Honiton runners attending several races. On Friday evening it was the Forest Flyer Five at Haldon Country Park. This was a very scenic route along twisty forest paths with plenty of hills. Paul Davey led the Honiton group home closely followed by Steve Davey. Steve's wife, Judy, was next home with Nicky Campbell and Anne Ephraums completing the trio of ladies.l Paul, Steve and Judy all raced again on Saturday at the Battle of Sedgemoor 10k which begins and ends in Langport and visits the villages of Drayton and Muchelney. Gary Enticott managed to knock a couple of seconds off his 10k personal best, as did Steve Davey, so they were both pleased. The race organisers promised a fast flat course but all runners agreed that there were more than a few undulations! Katie Davey flew the flag for the Juniors completing the two mile off road fun run in 14 minutes. There were 400 finishers in the main race and Honiton results were: 54th Paul Davey 40.44; 58th Richard Harvey 41.05; 76th Julian Gigg 42.15; 81st Steve Davey 42.22; 98th Gary Enticott 43.20 and 150th Judy Davey 45.58.l Steve and Judy Davey rounded off the weekend on Monday with a visit to Bampton to take part in the Quarryman's Trail 10k off road race. They both thoroughly enjoyed this extremely muddy, hilly race - Judy so much so that she decided that, along with several other runners, she would extend it slightly and put in an extra loop! Despite this, Judy still managed to win her category and was pleased to come home with a bottle of wine. Steve finished in 49.58 and Judy took just under 57 minutes. After a few hours at home their feet started twitching so they added a few more miles by leading the Monday evening 10k training session to Cotleigh and back.