Honiton six led home at Oh My Obelisk run by Steve Davey

Honiton runners at the Oh My Obelisk meeting at Dawlish

Honiton runners at the Oh My Obelisk meeting at Dawlish - Credit: Archant

Six Honiton runners travelled to Dawlish Leisure Centre last Sunday to take part in the ‘Oh My Obelisk’ race which is about 11 miles long and multi-terrain, writes Judy Davey.

All runners found the going very tough with mud, puddles, goo of some sort in the fields and a few hills along the way. Runners are taken up to the Obelisk and then back down again.

Thankfully, just for a change, the rain held off and it was actually a pleasant morning. Steve Davey was first back for Honiton in a time of two hours and 41 minutes which was 17 minutes slower than when he last did it, although the course was almost a mile longer this year!

Mark Dallyn followed about a minute-and-a-half later having never really felt he had got into the race. Sharon Wells and Tony Peek had a game of cat and mouse throughout the race with Sharon overtaking Tony at the one-mile marker as he was a little overdressed for conditions and had to strip off his top base layer. It took Tony until the Obelisk before he overtook Sharon again, but not happy with that, Sharon got her own back on the very last incline, holding Tony off to the finish line!

Both Sharon and Tony were pleased with their times as Sharon took 15 minutes off last year’s time with Tony taking off eight minutes despite the lengthened course. Shane and Michaela Hudd ran the race together as this was the furthest they have run for some time and they were holding hands as they crossed the finish line.

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