Kevin Hawker leads the way home at Dalwood

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:00 16 June 2010

The first running of the Dalwood Fayre 10k took place on Wednesday night and, with 63 runners on the start line, it looks set to be a popular and regular event.

The first running of the Dalwood Fayre 10k took place on Wednesday night and, with 63 runners on the start line, it looks set to be a popular and regular event.

Honiton RC's Kevin Hawker led the way home finishing in 40:34.

From the start, Chris Keeffe and Bernard Fry started to push the pace. Unfortunately, a knee injury meant that Bernard had to pull out. We hope he gets better soon.

Chris, who was once again racing against Chard RCs' Neil Plumridge, managed to pull away and was very pleased to finish third in 44:10, walking away with a very nice silver plate.

Ian Apps was next in; he performed well and finished 8th in 48:38. Mark Hilder was pleased with his result and reported to have had a nice race. He finished 14th with 52:21.

Chris Irving really enjoyed the run and produced a fine result, finishing 18th with a time of 53:46.

Steve Reynolds has been racing rather a lot recently and really picked up some pace to come in 20th in 54:38.

Tim Sibley enjoyed his second race, going faster here than he did at Haselbury. He finished 34th in 56:57.

John Greenhalgh choose to pick this for his first race, a possible mistake as it is a tough course, but he performed terrifically and finished 49th in 1:05:59.

The race finished at the famous Tuckers Arms pub.

Also on Wednesday, Luke Reed and Harry Moore ran their 5th race of the six in this year's Yeovil 5K summer series, a somewhat flatter event. Luke achieved a new PB in each of the first four races and this race was to be no different.

He finished 14th in 17.19 and Harry was 164th in 39:30.

Very pleased with his progress over the series, Luke is looking forward to the last race on September 9.


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