Honiton Blackdown Beauty race proves a big hit

Honiton Runners at the Blackdown Beauty

Honiton Runners at the Blackdown Beauty - Credit: Archant

Honiton Running Club’s own Blackdown Beauty took place last Saturday around the Blackdown Hills’ countryside, writes Judy Davey.

Weather conditions were perfect. The main routes were either 18 miles or 10 miles although there were other options. The base was at Priors Park Farm, Culmhead. The long route took in four pubs as well as a cream tea taking runners to Pitminster and then on to Clayhidon before a visit to Pear Tree Cottage, Stapley for the delicious cream tea, appreciated by all. Thank you to the Parry family for the use of their gorgeous garden and all the ladies of Smeatharpe WI for making the scones and serving welcome cups of tea. Once fed and watered, runners went on to Churchinford before running back to base. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way but especially Jim Hill and family for giving up part of the farm for the day by providing the ideal base for the run including a barn for the post race barbecue. All money raised goes to Macmillan Cancer Support. Keep an eye on the website www.honitonrc.com for the winter version - The Blackdown Beast - due to be held in January.

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