Hodson leads Honiton runners home in Bicton Blister

PUBLISHED: 09:56 01 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:56 01 December 2015

Honiton runners at the Bicton Blister

Honiton runners at the Bicton Blister


Honiton Running Club had a great turn out at last Sunday’s Bicton Blister organised by Exmouth Harriers, writes Judy Davey.

This is a 10-mile race on Woodbury Common with the base at Bicton College. It offers something for everyone including a road section at the start and finish with the rest being sandy, stony and muddy paths around the Common.

It was a bit blustery, but otherwise weather conditions were pretty good. The race was won by Barihu Hadera who finished just under the hour in 59 minutes 48 seconds. Karl Hodson was first back for Honiton coming 52nd in one hour 14 minutes. Richard Harvey managed to keep Karl within his sights for the first three miles before Karl vanished into the distance. Richard came 95th in 1:20.

Not too far behind, but slower than last year was Steve Davey, finishing 115th in 1:22. Mark Dallyn had a great run hot on the heels of Steve finishing five places and 45 seconds later.

Howard Bidmead was happy with his race coming 140th in 1:25. The first Honiton lady home was Judy Davey who finished 166th in 1:26. Brent Dicks found this race harder than Castle Drogo two weeks earlier finishing 181st in 1:28. Frances McMahon is still suffering with her hand problem so did well to finish 205th in 1:30. Paula Ferris enjoyed the run finishing 296th in 1:39 and Nicola Greenland completed the line-up to come just eight places and one minute later. There were 413 finishers.

Also on offer was the Bicton Lite which is a four-and-a-half version of the main run. This was won by Toby Garrick in 30 minutes 18 seconds. First back for Honiton was Tony Peek who has been suffering with a cold so he did well to come 31st in 44:29. Tony’s wife Dawn was next back coming 75th in 54:43 and having thoroughly enjoyed the race, Katie Sherjan was next back in 90th place in 58:25. There were 102 finishers.

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