Honiton runners starring in Sidmouth and Bideford

Simon Bates and Lottie Elise at Sidmouth 10k

Simon Bates and Lottie Elise at Sidmouth 10k - Credit: Honiton RC

New Honiton Running Club runners Lottie Elise took part in the LM Sidmouth 10k race on Sunday.  

Lottie was delighted to gain a surprising personal time for the distance, coming so close to the hour mark. Simon Bates also took part on this beautifully sunny but chilly day.  

The race started at Sidford Social Hall, following the entire length of the byes down on to the beautiful Sidmouth sea front before looping back round when racers retraced their steps. 

On the same day, HRC Chairperson, Pip Vanham took part in the Bideford 10-mile race. Pip took the club mascot, Wiley, out for a rare outing.  

The course’s base was at the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club Clubhouse and takes in magnificent views of the Taw and Torridge estuary.  Pip helped pace a friend who was running her first 10 miler. She wanted to beat two hours, so was thrilled with 1 hour 47 minutes. 

Pip Vanham at Bideford

Pip Vanham at Bideford - Credit: Honiton RC

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