Taxing time during muddy Hippo run

PUBLISHED: 12:10 14 April 2011

Hipo runners

Hipo runners


The Hippo Calf run also took place at the same time which is mainly aimed at juniors aged nine and over.

It is approximately 1½ miles and is a mixture of roads and woods, although the youngsters are taken back through the same river crossing as the adults.

The first three boys home were Honiton’s Sam Urquhart in 11:02, Karl Still in second and Talasi May third. The first three girls were Ruth Squires in 12:10, Phoebe Killen and Lydia Clapp.

There was also a record number of entries in the Calf with 80 finishers. Local primary schools are encouraged to put forward a team of three participants and this year the trophy went to Stockland. There were plenty of Honiton junior members achieving some very creditable results with several taking home category prizes: 4, Iain Ross 11:58 (2nd U13 boy), 5, Reuben Heeler-Frood (3rd U16 boy), 6, Arthur Heeler-Frood 12:05 (1st U11 boy), 10, Harry Whiteley 12:40, 17, Isaac Williams 13:23, 18, Anna Lamb 13:31 (2nd U13 girl), 20, Snezhana Klimentino 13:38 (3rd U13 girl), 21, Becky Matthews 13:42 (3rd U16 girl), 24, Harry Boswell 13:51, 26, Katie Davey 14:06, 27, Morgan Davy 14:06, 31, Sasha Davy 14:17 (1st U11 girl), 32, Bea Brett 14:18 (2nd U11 girl), 56, Alex Boswell 17:07, 57, Hester Heeler-Frood 17:11 and 65, Sophie Lear 18:00.

Thanks to the many people who supported and assisted in any way and especially the landowners for kindly allowing everyone to rampage through their land.

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