Ferris leads Honiton runners home at the Studland Stampede


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A glorious sunny autumn morning greeted the 15 Honiton runners who made the trip to Studland Bay in Dorset for the Studland Stampede, writes Judy Davey.

Seven miles of running across Studland Heath with fabulous views of Poole Harbour and Sandbanks. Having negotiated the heath the runners then had to run the final two miles through sand dunes and finally the long run back along the beach to the finish.

Paula Ferris was first of the Honiton runners back. She had a storming run and finished in 1.04.48 coming in overall 118th. She was followed exactly one minute later by Howard Bidmead 126th overall. Honiton Running Club had a great turn out for the event and others finishing were Nic Greenland in 1.09.39, 179th, Lynn Pike, 1.09.52, 185th, Jennie Sleeman, 1.10.15, 188th and Nick Thorpe, 1.11.57, 210th. Asilah Jarrold, Tony Peek and Claire Rouse ran together most of the way and all finished together with the same time of 1.15.41 coming in 257, 258 and 259th respectively.

Denis Costello was next in 1.19.50, 296th, Teresa Pollard, 1.21.23, 316th, Kathy Layzell just behind in 1.21.25, 317th, Sandra Thorpe, 1.23.32, 342nd, Carol Turnham, 1.25.25, 356th and finally Vanessa Glynn Jones, 1.44.02, in 421st place. There were 425 finishers and the race was won by Phil Mosley in 46 minutes and 44 seconds.

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