Stockland Scamper success for Karl Hodson

PUBLISHED: 15:30 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:30 29 September 2015

Honiton runners at the Stockland Scamper

Honiton runners at the Stockland Scamper


Several Honiton Running Club members took part in the second running of the Stockland Scamper last weekend, writes Judy Davey.

There was a field of 54 for the main 10k, but many more for the 3k and fun run. It was organised by Stockland Academy PTFA with the help of Axe Valley Runners. The race was won by local Simon Durrant in a time of 42 minutes 29 seconds. First Honiton runner home and second overall and also winner of his category was Karl Hodson who finished in 43:13. Next back was Chris Entwistle who finished 8th in 48:47. He was followed by Howard Bidmead who had yet another fantastic run winning his category and finishing 10th in 49:27. Steve Davey was next back coming 16th in 52:02. Judy Davey was third lady home winning her category to finish 19th overall in 53:53. Paul Williams was tracked by Fran McMahon for most of the race, but Paul managed to stay in front to come 22nd in 54:48 with Fran just seven seconds behind winning her age group.

Brent Dicks turned up despite the hills and came 25th in 56:01. Jim Hill was another Honiton age category winner coming 31st in 59:26 with Linda Pike hot on his heels just 8 seconds later having had a fantastic run. David Perkins, although a Honiton RC member, was running for Stockland School as its head teacher.

Sporting a pink dressing gown which must have been a little warm on what was a beautiful day, he managed to avoid falling in dubious substances on route to come 41st in 1:05:46 crossing the line to rapturous applause from the Stockland children. Carol Turnham was next back coming 51st in 1:13:18 having enjoyed the beautiful weather whilst running in beautiful countryside. Wendy Williams had run with her friend Rachel and finished 54th in 1:15:19.

The 3k race saw an amazing 124 finishers with Simon Davies the overall winner in 11:47. Honiton’s Jasmine Stone had a fantastic run and finished as second female in 12th place overall in 14:11. Jasmine’s younger brother Harrison came 45th in 17:26.

Much of the race was run on private ground so thanks must go to the kind farmers for allowing the runners on their land. Thanks also to the organisers and marshals for a great event.

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