Honiton junior Iain Ross wins Cilyton Rebel 5k race

PUBLISHED: 20:32 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 20:32 23 July 2013

Honiton Running Club had a great turn out for the second Colyton Rebel Run last Wednesday evening, writes Judy Davey.

This is a 10k moderately challenging multi-terrain race based at Colyton Grammar School.

The temperature didn’t seem to have dropped at all from the heat of the day which probably accounted for a reduction in numbers from the first running last year. The running terrain was completely different as last year saw runners wading through mud and the scheduled run around the school’s grass athletics track was cancelled. Not so this year; the ground was hard and not a globule of mud to be seen.

Matt Clist of Axe Valley Runners won the race in 36 minutes 17 seconds and first home for Honiton was Chris Entwistle in seventh place in 41:20. Richard Harvey led the next three Honiton runners home coming 13th in 44:58 with Steve Davey only eight seconds behind and Richard Harris only 18 seconds behind Davey. Suzanne Spiller was next back in 19th place and third lady overall in a time of 47:02. Tom Bornet put in a welcome appearance having been absent from the club for a while. He had a great run coming 21st in 47:30. He was followed by Bruce Strawbridge who came one place and 21 seconds later.

Strawbridge had overtaken Howard Bidmead in the later stages of the race and Bidmead finished 24th in 48:09.

Judy Davey was next back in 28th place in 48:58. Mark Andow, Steve Briggs and John Burgess had a tussle during the race with the final positions being Andow, 33rd in 50:13, Briggs, 35th in 50:45 and Burgess, 40th in 51:19. Esme Wilson struggled in the heat, but came 43rd in 52:23 followed by Pippa Westall who finished in 47th place in 53:44.

Pete Lyus just wanted to run continuously for 10k and this he managed coming 72nd in 1:03:52 with Wendy Williams taking the next position in 1:04:34. Carol Turnham completed the Honiton contingent coming 75th in 1:05:51. There were 80 finishers.

Honiton Juniors were also out taking part in the 5k race which forms half of the 10k route. The talented youngsters in the form of Iain Ross, Florence Swan and Rowan Westall showed the rest how it was done.

Young Ross won the race in 24:27 with Swan finishing eighth overall and first girl in 28:38. Westall finished the line-up coming ninth in 29:04. There were 25 finishers.

Thanks to the PTA for marshalling and providing cakes at the finish and also AVR for helping organise the event.


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