Honiton runners impress at Ottery 10k race

Honiton running club at the Ottery 10K run. Ref mhsp 20-16TI 0962. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton running club at the Ottery 10K run. Ref mhsp 20-16TI 0962. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The Ottery 10k race organised by Honiton Running Club (HRC) took place last Sunday on a gorgeous sunny spring day, writes Judy Davey.

Ottery Carnival Committee provided many of the marshals on the day and although many HRC members were involved with organisation on the day, the club still managed to sport 27 runners.

This all road course is around the streets of Ottery St Mary and is billed as fairly flat although in the heat of the day most runners disagreed with this.

The race was won by Andrew Chambers in 33 minutes 32 seconds with Robert Mann coming second and Ryan Snell, third.

The winner for the ladies was Ellie Dominey who had a hotly contested race to the finish line with second placed lady Elizabeth Dyson.

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Cathy Newman was third lady. Young George Tomkins showed the adults how it was done by leading the HRC runners home to come 14th in 38:49.

Richard Harris was several minutes later in 44th place in 44:02. Jo Davey was first lady home for Honiton coming 69th in 47:04 beating her time of last year by over a minute. Other Honiton runners were: Tom Bornet 46th in 44:13, Mark Dallyn, 49th, 44:23, Dan Strawbridge, 50th, 44:36, Vernon Gillard, 56th, 46:00, Stephen Boyes, 66th, 46:47, Brent Dicks, 70th, 47:25, Paula Ferris, 72nd, 47:29, Mark Andow, 73rd, 47:38, Pippa Westall, 82nd, 47:29, Katy Campbell, 88th, 50:13, Rachel Hennessey, 91st, 50:45, Linda Pike, 98th, 51:37, Darren Roberts, 105th, 52:07, Katherine Tomkins, 112th, 52:54, Andy Ashford, 113th, 53:03, Matt Phillips, 136th, 55:58, Asilah Jarrald, 146th, 56:49, Joe Daly, 159th, 59:01, Teresa and Sam Pollard, 166th 1:00:56, Bernice Bastin, 171st, 1:01:32, Carol Turnham, 178th, 1:03:43, Miranda Maybank, 204th, 1:11:50 and Vanessa Glyn-Jones, 210th, 1:14:26.

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There were 215 finishers. There was also a one-mile fun run open to youngsters.

HRC’s Harrison Stone came secondd, winning chocolate, a trophy, a medal and a tee-shirt for his efforts. Huge thanks to all the sponsors, the Cricket Club, the Carnival Club and anyone else who made the day such a success.

Whilst most of Honiton were involved in the Ottery run, David Perkins took on the challenge of the Exeter marathon. David was sweating his round representing the Honiton colours and although he struggled with heat, he still managed to improve his personal best by 11 minutes, finishing in 4hrs 24mins.

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