Entwhistle is first Honiton runner home at Over the Hill and Farway 10k run

Several Honiton Running Club members took part in the Over the Hill and Farway 10k organised by Farway Primary School last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

The figure of eight loop includes the notorious Warren Hill which has a total climb of 432 feet.

This is completed within the first 3k of the race and the first male and female to the top are awarded a very well deserved prize for King and Queen of the Hill.

This year these prizes were awarded to the male and female winners of the whole race; Tim Lenton and Amy Greenhalgh both of Axe Valley Runners.

Chris Entwistle was first back for Honiton in a time of 42:46.

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He finished fourth overall although he was second at the top of the hill. Richard Harvey was next back in 46:28 in seventh place with Steve Davey, as usual, not far behind finishing 24 seconds and two places later.

Suzanne Spiller was first Honiton lady home and second lady overall finishing in 12th position in a time of 47:27. Richard Harris whipped up the hill but couldn’t sustain his position and eventually finished 15th in 48:48. Julie Payne has had the best part of a year off running but finished strongly in 17th place in 49:41. Tim Wigram was racing in a Honiton top for the first time and managed to beat his time of last year by about two minutes. He was 18th in 50:23 followed by Judy Davey in 50:34 who he had overtaken in the last 200 metres. Mark Andow had managed to keep with Judy until the 6k marker and didn’t finish too far behind in 22nd place in 51.35. John Burgess has had an enforced rest from running for a few weeks and is struggling with his fitness but he finished a very creditable 28th in 54:18. Val Hales has run very little recently but she has run this race before and enjoyed it so she thought she’d give it another go. She finished 47th in 1:10:42. There were 51 runners. Thanks to the marshals, organisers and cake makers for a great event.

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