Runners get faster!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 15 June 2010

Honiton Runners travelled to Yeovilton for the monthly 5k challenge.

Honiton Runners travelled to Yeovilton for the monthly 5k challenge. This 5k course has become the benchmark for Honiton racing performances and challenges all aspiring racers due to the quality of the athletes throughout the field. Tim Legg shot off from the start and raced around the flat road course in fine style. He finished well clear of the Honiton crew in 17th place, but still some way off the leader, with 17.53. Steve Davey has been chipping away at his times lately and knocked 32 seconds off his best with 20.24 in 52nd. Steve managed to keep in front of fast improving Gary Enticott who was one place down on him but also improved by 14 seconds to 20.33. Roger Saunders followed Gary home in 54th with a 20.45 clocking. John Burgess managed to knock another four seconds from his best with 21.18 in 64th while Judy Davey took her age category prize with 22.17 in 82nd. Nikki Gigg seems to have found a course and distance that she likes and smashed her debut time of last month by 50 seconds to 22.45 and 80th place. Nick Thorpe, ever the gentleman, didn't outsprint Nikki at the finish but was next home by a second. Alan Nicholls managed to get in the top 100 with 23.28 in 97th while Marion Broome also smashed last month's debut time, by 52 seconds, with 24.21 in 105th. Tony Whiteley rounded up the Honiton interest with 26.32 in 117th. On Saturday evening nine club members travelled to Bampton for the annual 10k road race. This one has quite a testing course so times were not expected to be outstanding. Nevertheless Tim Legg again blasted off from the start and pushed himself around the course to 14th place at the finish with 38.07, nearly six minutes clear of the next Honiton runner. Other results: 52, Steve Davey 43.56; 70, Bruce Strawbridge 45.52; 74, Richard Harris 46.12; 79, Judy Davey 46.30; 116, Nikki Gigg 50.15; 127, Marion Broome 51.59; 131, Stephen Carnall 52.09; 184, Tracey Strawbridge 60.12.

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