Last chance for 12k pb

PUBLISHED: 11:27 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

Honiton runners had a great time at the New Forest Marathon.

Honiton runners had a great time at the New Forest Marathon.

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After many successful years the organisers, Honiton Running Club, have decided to change Honiton 12k from 2009 to the more standard distance of 10 miles.

After many successful years the organisers, Honiton Running Club, have decided to change Honiton 12k from 2009 to the more standard distance of 10 miles. This year's race on Sunday, October 12, is the last opportunity for local runners to do an official 12k event or to set a 12k personal best. It is also the last opportunity to break the course record. The race will start in Honiton High Street at 10:30am. The seven and a half mile course takes the runners out through Heathpark and then onto a loop through Gittisham via the Iron Bridge and the old A30. Once back in town they run down Dowell Street to the British Legion and finish back on Allhallows field.Prizes of £40, £30 and £20 are awarded to the first three male and female runners but other prizes can be won by runners in the different age/sex categories, as well as spot prizes. Those with legs speedy enough to break the course record will get a bonus prize. The men's record stands at 39min 40secs and the ladies', held by Honiton's own Heather Foundling-Hawker, at 46.20min.As well as the main race there is a one mile fun run with optional fancy dress. This will start just after the main race. The fun run also finishes on Allhallows with medals awarded to all finishers. There will be prizes for fancy dress winners and certificates for the first three boys and girls over the line.Race headquarters is at Honiton Sports Centre and runners for both events can register there up to 9:45am on the morning of the race. The Sports Centre will also have changing facilities, showers, a baggage store and refreshments.Entry forms for the races and full information can be obtained from www.honitonrc.com


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