Honiton runners brace the rain to compete in the Dalwood 10k

PUBLISHED: 06:33 27 July 2015 | UPDATED: 06:33 27 July 2015

Honiton runners who took part in the Dalwood 10k

Honiton runners who took part in the Dalwood 10k


Several Honiton Running Club members braved the heavy rain on Sunday morning to take part in the Dalwood Fair 10k multi-terrain run, writes Judy Davey.

The rain did stop about an hour before the race and held off for about 20 minutes of runners setting off.

It wasn’t too cold, but rain earlier in the week, together with rain on the day, made for very slippery conditions!

First back for Honiton was young Flo Swan who continues to show everyone else how it should be done. She was seventh overall and first lady. Steve Selley had a great run coming 17th in exactly 49 minutes. Howard Bidmead had his run of the year coming just two places later in 49:39. He showed Steve Davey a clean pair of heels early on in the race with Steve coming 24th in 51:20.

There was a bit of a gap but Mark Dallyn came 25th in 52:18 having also had a great run. David Hawker came 33rd in 54:32 having overtaken Judy Davey as she had just picked herself up from falling off a stile. Judy came 35th in 55:34. Linda Pike wasn’t too far behind coming 39th in 1:00:38. Claire Rouse is enjoying racing for the club and tackled this one for the first time to come 45th in 1:04:41.

It was good to see Claire Burrough racing for the club again coming 49th in 1:07:00. The line-up was completed by Carol Turnham who enjoyed the race coming 55th in 1:14:42. The race was won by James Reeves in 39:20 and there were 56 finishers.

Thanks to Dalwood Run Committee for putting on the event and Axe Valley Runners for assisting but thanks must go mostly to the marshals who stood or sat in the pouring rain for far too long.

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