Ottery 10k success for Andrew Chambers


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Honiton Running Club (HRC) hosted the Ottery 10k last Sunday with the base at Ottery Cricket Club, writes Judy Davey.

The weather was ideal for this road race and there were a record number of finishers with entries closing before the day of the event.

The race was won by Andrew Chambers in a time of 33 minutes 15 seconds with the second finisher (David Hampton) coming over one-and-a-half minutes later. Sam Hampton came third in 35:24 with the first lady, Melanie Brooks, finishing in 40:44. Hannah Bown came second in 42:54 and Chloe Fox was third in 43:25. First home for HRC was Nick Silkstone, who came 10th in 38:29. He was followed in by Mark Newson, who came 41st in 43:32, and then came Hadleigh Davies in 58th in 46:06. Steve Selley came 60th in 46:19 and was followed right behind by Vernon Gillard in 46:21. The first lady for HRC was Paula Ferris, who came 79th in 48:36 after leading the warm-up for everyone before the start. Darren Roberts came 82nd in 48:50 and Jay Sweetman had a great run to come 91st in 50:04.

Michelle Selley, who had a personal best for the distance, came 100th in 50:41 and Linda Grady was pleased with her time, coming 105th in 51:18. Mandy Ward came 164th in 55:59 and was followed by Tracey Perry in 186th in 57:16 and Teresa Pollard was 239th in 1:04:07. There was a fun run for younger children which was won by Sam Eyre and the first girl was HRC’s Jemima Daly. Just under 50 runners took part in this run.

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