Selley leads Honiton runners home at Easter Bunny 10k event
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On Easter Monday, five Honiton runners ran the Easter Bunny 10K, starting at Yeovilton, writes Judy Davey.
Although the course was flat, runners had a flood and a strong wind to contend with.
Steve Selley led the Honiton runners home in a time of 46.28 and 124th. Jennie Sleeman followed in 52.51 and 205th (third in her age category based on chip time).
Then came; Nick Thorpe, still fighting off a heavy cold, in 57.07 and 253rd, Sandra Thorpe in 1.01.24 and 299th and Vanessa Glynn Jones in 1.15.12 and 356th.
The winner was Simon Nott of Calne running club in 33.20. There were 366 finishers.
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Meanwhile, Honiton Running Club member Howard Bidmead spent last weekend in Surrey for his granddaughter’s first birthday.
Whilst in the area he took part in the Eton 10k at Windsor which is about the flattest run anywhere and therefore totally boring compared to running amongst the hills in Devon!
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The base was beautiful at the Olympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake and there were three distances on offer; 5k, 10k and half marathon. Howard did the 10k which was twice round the lake and finished in 45.44. The 5k was obviously once round and the half four times.
The course uses tarmac paths around the lake also used for cycling events.
Howard was pleased he only had to run twice round saying he would have lost the will repeating the laps twice more.
The races started at 1.30pm and as it was 18 degrees he found it very warm. The only resistance was a little bit of headwind up one side of the lake. Howard was pleased with how he ran, but it is not a race he will be repeating.