Harris leads Honiton runners home at the Clyst Hydon Huff

Honiton runners at the Clyst Hydon Huff

Honiton runners at the Clyst Hydon Huff - Credit: Archant

There were several Honiton Running Club (HRC) members that travelled across to Clyst Hydon to compete in the Huff, writes Judy Davey.

The race had reached its limit within minutes of opening registration on the day and late entrants had to wait patiently to see if they could take the place of a no show.

Luckily for Richard Harris, after a nervous wait, this was the case and he had a great run to come 29th in a time of 51:08.

Steve Davey was next back, coming 32nd, and finishing 23 seconds after Richard.

Jo Davey was the first lady home for HRC and the fifth lady overall. She came 38th in 52:14 finally beating her mum in a race – it will be the first of many!


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She had a great battle with Eleanor Wood of Axe Valley Runners crossing the line together and being given the same finishing time.

Mark Dallyn came 41st in 53:25 and he was followed by Howard Bidmead who finished 43rd in exactly 54 minutes.

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Having just moved into a new age category he was very excited to find out he’d won it! Judy Davey was next back also winning her age category. She was 45th in 54:49. Roger Saunders followed not too far behind coming 48th in 55:23 with Pippa Westall hot on his heels coming 50th in 56:09.

Clare Melbourne, Jay Sweetman and Mark Newson ran together and finished 81st in 1:04:15 an amazing seven minutes quicker than last year.

Jennie Sleeman finished 87th in 1:05:15 and Kathy Layzell completed the line-up to come 100th in 1:08:51.

There were 134 finishers and the winner was Anthony Hatchard who finished in 39:56. There was also a 2k fun run for the youngsters and Callum Hall came 84th, his brother Nathan 87th and Oscar Devine 91st who ran with his mum Asilah.

Many thanks to Clyst Hydon Primary School for putting on such a well organised event and especially Jane Murray the main organiser.

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