Honiton's Davies runs well at London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:12 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 30 April 2013

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There were three Honiton Running Club members joined the 35,000 others to stand on the start line at the London Marathon.

Hadleigh Davies, running for CLIC Sargent, was delighted to finish in three hours 28 minutes meaning he broke the 3:30 barrier.

Judy Davey was less than two minutes behind and was just 14 seconds outside 3:30 having had the 3:30 pace maker overtake her on The Mall within spitting distance of the finish.

Nevertheless, she was delighted with her performance coming 25th overall in her age category. Juliet Hall joined the beginners group at the Club last year and, running for The Donkey Sanctuary, she bravely took on the challenge.

She had a complete mix of emotions; she laughed, she cried, she smiled and she said thank you a thousand times to the supporting crowd.

She ran all the way and managed to find a spring in her step for the last mile – the very proud owner of a London Marathon finishers’ medal. She finished in 4:52 – a great result. She’s now inspired to run Amsterdam Marathon and try to beat her time!

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