Honiton runners out in force for the Minster Challenge
PUBLISHED: 12:46 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:46 11 October 2018
Last Sunday, HRC runners went to Axe Valley Community College to take part in the Minster Challenge multi-terrain seven-and-a-half mile race, writes Judy Davey.
The weather was lovely, which was a relief following a very wet Saturday.
It did mean that the going was muddy in places.
Nick Silkstone was first back for HRC having had a fantastic run and winning a podium position of second place in 50 minutes 56 seconds. Adam Hennessey was next back, coming sixth in 52:53.
He was followed by Rod Inglis, who came 10th in 57:52. Mark Dallyn came 17th in 1:01:56. Steve Davey is getting back on form following a few months off running and came 23rd in 1:03:22 having had a sprint up the last hill with his daughter, Jo, who finished just one second later.
Howard Bidmead is also running well and was pleased with his 28th place in 1:04:24. Judy Davey came 30th in 1:06:15.
Jennie Sleeman stopped to help fellow HRC runner Rachel Hennessey, who had fallen over. Rachel was forced to pull out, but Jennie continued to come 41st in 1:19:54.
This was Emma Davey’s first time of wearing the HRC vest and the furthest she had ever run. She thoroughly enjoyed the event and came 43rd in 1:21:20.
There were 52 finishers and the race was won by Matt Clist of Axe Valley Runners in 49:05. Young Oscar Divine tackled the 0.8-mile fun run with his mum Asilah.