Honiton Running Club duo have busy couple of days!


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Two Honiton Running Club members, James Denne and Gemma Collier had a busy few days last week, with two races in four days, writes Judy Davey.

On Wednesday, they travelled up to the village of Tintinhull in Somerset to compete in a multi-terrain race over 10k.

Upon arrival, they were met by some friendly and supportive locals with temperatures warm for a nice summer’s evening.

James ran hard for the first 4k before establishing a big lead then eased back to save his legs for Sunday.

He won the race overall in a time of 36 minutes 14 seconds, three and a half minutes ahead of the next athlete. Gemma won the ladies race (11th overall) by two minutes in 44.37. There were 105 runners.

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On Sunday, they raced at the Pitchcroft 10k at Worcester Racecourse. The race consisted of a flat three-lap course, with a strong head wind on the back straight. James was second in 32.38, in a very competitive field. Gemma ran a massive personal best by 50 seconds to finish third in the ladies race with a time of 40.01.

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