Honiton Running Club make it a ‘family affair’ at the Stockland Scamper

PUBLISHED: 09:32 28 September 2018

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Last weekend saw rain, rain and more rain and although it put many racers off taking the journey to Stockland to take part in the Stockland Scamper 10k multi-terrain run, it didn’t put off six Honiton Running Club (HRC) members, writes Judy Davey.

Racers were unsure of what to wear as it was still raining hard and felt pretty cold, but, at 10am, the rain ceased for the start of the race.

Decisions made, the runners were off and the rain stayed off for an hour; enough for all of the Honiton runners to return to base. Delicious chocolate brownies greeted runners at the finish but these soon had to be taken in as the heavens opened again.

Rod Inglis was first back for HRC, coming sixth overall in 48:41. Newish HRC runner Wayne Trump came eighth in 49:10 and next was David Perkins in 16th place in 53:16.

Judy Davey was next back coming first lady overall and hot on her heels, just two places later, was daughter Jo, who finished in 55:35 and also picked up a prize as second lady.

Indeed, it turned into something of a family affair as dad Steve followed just 50 seconds later, his first race for several months. There were 31 finishers. Thanks to the marshals for keeping runners on track in such bad weather, the cake makers, the landowners and the rest of the organisers, especially Emma Parris who bravely took on the event once again after battling with hornets last year.

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