Honiton Running Club members complete the Kilmington Kanter

PUBLISHED: 19:54 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 April 2018

Honiton Running Club mmebers at the Kilmington Kanter

Honiton Running Club mmebers at the Kilmington Kanter


A chilly Good Friday did not put off some hardy Honiton Running Club (HRC) members who took on the Kilmington Kanter, a seven-mile multi-terrain race, writes Judy Davey.

Money raised from the race goes to Kilmington Primary School and with the base at the Cricket Club runners are taken across some very muddy fields, through woods with quite a bit on road.

It is an undulating course with two particularly challenging hills. The race was won by James Green of Axe Valley Runners.

First back for HRC was Adam Hennessey who came eighth overall in a time of 48:04.

He was followed by Phil Bartlett, who came 22nd in 54:00. Next back was Mark Newson, 28th in 55:21 and Richard Harris came two places, and 35 seconds later.

Sam Pollard was 32nd in 56:57 followed closely by Steve Davey. 34th, 57:28, who, in turn, was just one place and 43 seconds in front of Richard Harvey.

The next three HRC runners came in one after the other with Mark Dallyn leading.

He wasn’t feeling too great, but managed to come 41st in 59:48 with Judy Davey, leading the HRC ladies, coming in six seconds later. Alasdair Moffett had run from home to Kilmington and gallantly let Judy finish first with his recorded time two seconds later.

Howard Bidmead had a great run coming 46th in 1:00:35 and winning a hamper for coming first in his age category. Ceri Oak has been out of the racing scene recently, but was pleased with her 48th place in 1:01:18.

Pippa Westall has also been injured and finished 56th in 1:02:24. William Davis came 57th in 1:02:40. Linda Grady was next coming 70th in 1:08:16, followed right behind by Olivia Higginson in 1:09:18 and Rachel Hennessey in 1:10:47.

Asilah Jarrald came 86th in 1:16:17 with Pip Vanham was not too far behind coming 89th in 1:18:46.

There were 92 finishers and upon their return they were all treated to a seasonal hot cross bun.

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