Honiton’s Stewart runs well in Dawlish race

PUBLISHED: 14:30 13 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 13 January 2015

Several Honiton Running Club members took a trip to a very windy Dawlish last Sunday to take part in Dawlish Coaster’s Oh My Obelisk race, writes Judy Davey.

This is an 11-mile all-terrain race involving plenty of mud and hills, but spectacular views. The base is Dawlish Leisure Centre and runners are taken up to the Obelisk and back down again.

The winner was Arran Tocknell in a time of one hour 14 minutes and eight seconds. Honiton’s Ian Stewart wasn’t too far behind coming ninth in 1:20:31.

It was the first attempt at this route for most of the Honiton group and this was the case for Paul Williams. He came 51st in 1:34:45. Louise Crisp was first Honiton lady coming 128th in 1:47:59. Jim Hill had a good race to finish 170th in 1:56:10. Tony Peek has been putting in some mileage whilst training recently and came 213th in 2:09:41.

Sharon Wells and Donna Stone ran this tough race together coming 229th in 2:17:56. There were 238 finishers.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald