Honiton trio run the Herepath Half event

PUBLISHED: 14:45 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:45 28 October 2014

Three Honiton runners took part in the second running of the Herepath Half which follows the Staple Fitzpaine Herepath Trail in the Blackdown Hills and is approximately 13.7 miles long, writes Judy Davey.

The trail reaches the highest point in the Blackdowns with fabulous views. Herepaths were originally important trade and communication routes between settlements during the ninth century - they are often referred to as people’s paths.

The race was won by Tom Mellor of Hydrographic Harriers in a time of 1:34:31. Ben Stone was first back for Honiton coming seventh in 1:43:13. Bruce Strawbridge was next back coming 25th in 1:51:58 having thoroughly enjoyed the route.

Tim Wigram was the final Honiton runner finishing 56th in 2:09:19. There were 145 finishers.


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