Denne bags new Umborne Ug record time

PUBLISHED: 07:37 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 07:37 03 June 2015

Honiton runners who were at the Umborne Ug 10k meeting

Honiton runners who were at the Umborne Ug 10k meeting


Four Honiton Running Club members were on the start line for the 10th anniversary running of the Umborne Ug, writes Judy Davey.

This is a tough multi-terrain 10k race. The weather was perfect with the forecast being quite specific with rain set to come in at 7pm!

With the race starting at 6pm, this allowed enough time for most competitors to have returned back to Umborne Village Hall for cakes and a barbecue before the promised rain came, albeit an hour later than forecast!

James Denne won the race in an all time record of 39 minutes and one second. Steve Davey and Richard Harris had a great battle to the finish line with Steve being the ultimate victor to finish 17th in 51:05 with Richard a single second behind.

Steve won his age category prize much to the dismay of Richard who is in the same category! Howard Bidmead had a great run and thoroughly enjoyed it coming 34th in 54:24. Judy Davey was the sole Honiton lady finishing 45th in 57:24. There were 91 finishers. Thanks to the landowners, marshals, AVR members and anyone else who helped with organisation but especially Rick and Eleanor Wood. Money raised goes to the upkeep of Umborne Village Hall.

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