James' strong 10k run earns him seventh place

PUBLISHED: 18:06 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 15 June 2010

Honiton Running Club: The threat of a rainy night didn t deter Honiton runners who were out in force last Wednesday evening for the Haslebury Plucknett 10k Trail Race.

Honiton Running Club: The threat of a rainy night didn't deter Honiton runners who were out in force last Wednesday evening for the Haslebury Plucknett 10k Trail Race.

The two-lap race started from the immaculate North Perrott Cricket Ground and followed a very pretty route around the local tracks and paths with a good hill near the end of the lap.

James Denne has missed a year of competition but came back with a strong run in seventh place and a time of 41.04, just a couple of minutes behind the winner.

Club treasurer Roger Saunders was next home, 42nd in 49.10, but was looking over his shoulder for John Burgess who has been training hard lately and was pushing the pace to finish 55th in 50.51.

Greg Axsel took the family along for support and gave a good show by slowly working through the field and finishing 79th in 55.04, while Rod Warren put his recent speed training to good use by sprinting around in 57.29 for 92nd place.

Brent Dicks had a solid run and finished 99th with 59.24 and Alan Nicholls just got inside the hour with 59.57 in 102nd.

Laura Pyle found the going tough after a fast start and finished 113th in 61.52 with Vanessa Glyn-Jones finishing well in 122nd with 64.38. Kim Werner rounded up the night for Honiton finishing 131st with 67.17.

A pleasant barbecue and well earned cup of tea or pint at the bar finished the evening very nicely.

By Alan Nicholls

Honiton Running Club

Haslebury Plucknett 10k Trail Race

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