Honiton runners take on the fledgling Sid Valley Half

Sid Valley Ring Finish

Sid Valley Ring Finish - Credit: Judy Davey

On a cold spring morning, six Honiton Running Club members took on the Sid Valley Ring Half-Marathon, which follows the newly created incredibly stunning Sid Valley Ring walking route. 

This was only the second running of this race and the route loops through Fire Beacon, White Cross (East Hill), Sidbury, the Donkey Sanctuary and Salcombe Regis, returning to Sidmouth along a beautiful stretch of the Coastal Path.  

Nick Couch finished 24th out of a field of 90 runners and first for HRC in a time of 02:18:45, closely followed by Russ Kingdon, who completed his first half marathon in an impressive 02:19:02 and in 25th place.  

Next, Hadleigh Davies and Rebecca Stevens completed the course in 02:21:59, placing 28th and 29th respectively. Hadleigh had kindly forsaken a faster race time to coax and pace Rebecca around the course. Clare Melbourne and Mark Newson finished next in 02:25:40 in 34th and 35th place.