Pyne wins the 2013 Honiton Running Club Hippo Calf

PUBLISHED: 08:33 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:33 17 April 2013

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Honiton Running Club staged the 2013 Hippo Calf, writes Judy Davey.

This is an even mainly aimed at juniors aged 9 and over and it took place at the same time as the main Hippo run.

It is approximately 3K and starts with the same route as the beginning of the main race.

Much to the disappointment of many juniors, organisers decided the river was too swollen to risk taking the youngsters across this year.

This did mean that finishing times were much quicker. The race was won by Sam Pyne in a time of 12:07.

First back for Honiton was Jack Elsom in 12:49 in fourth place overall making him second U16 boy.

Arthur Heeler-Frood was fifth overall and second U11 boy in a time of 13:22. Harry Whiteley also gained a prize for third U16 boy finishing seventh overall in 13:33. Honiton girls did very well too with Sasha Davy winning her U13 girl category coming 19th overall in 14:27. Honiton girls took all three top spots in the U16 group with Florence Swan coming first in 13:48, Isabel Helston second in 14:22 and Morgan Davy third in 14:25.There were 54 finishers.

The primary school team cup was awarded to Redstart Primary School, Chard for the first time.

There were plenty of other Honiton junior members achieving some very creditable results including: In sixth place was Aidan Harrison in13:31, tenth was Olly Talbot in 13:54, 11th Max Helston 13:56, 12th Harry Boswell 13:58, 16th Iain Ross 14:19, 21st Thomas Lilley 14:34, 24th Sam Taylor 14:49, 29th Josh Rowe 15:28, 40th Hannah Land 18:28, 41st James Oak 18:47, 44th Verity Fuller 19:03, 45th Ella Harvey 19:06, 46th Megan Burton 19:28 There were 54 finishers.

Thanks to the many people who supported and assisted in any way and especially the landowners for allowing hundreds of muddy feet to cross their land.

Meanwhile, a little further afield, Stephen Boyes took part in the Brighton Marathon. Despite the strong winds and not feeling quite as fit as he would like, he managed to finish in a time of three hours 39 minutes.

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