Teferi runs in Honiton colours at Talaton Trotter.

PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 June 2012

The Honiton Runners at the Talaton event

The Honiton Runners at the Talaton event


Nine Honiton Running Club members took part in the Talaton Trotter, writes Judy Davey.

There was wide-spread relief that temperature had cooled a bit from what it had been recently as the race starts at 12 noon and could have sapped even more of the runners’ energy than it did anyway.

Steve Davey was first back for Honiton in 13th position in 53 minutes 12 seconds. His biggest rival Bruce Strawbridge was next back in exactly 55 minutes in 20th place. Roger Saunders came 26th in 57:11 followed by Judy Davey in 39th place in 1:00:22.

The terrain suited Nick Bradley-Carter as there was quite a bit of road and it was undulating rather than hilly. He finished in 46th place in 1:01:50.

Honiton’s newest member Yordanos Teferi definitely doesn’t do hills as he is more used to sprinting 100m for Ethiopia, his native country, rather than seven miles, but he bravely tackled the race coming 48th in 1:02:45.

He’ll run it a lot faster next time! John Burgess was next in 50th place in 1:03:08. Olivia Higginson didn’t particularly enjoy her race, but wore a fetching pair of Union Jack knickers over her shorts which detracted from her pain.

She finished in 55th place in 1:05:29. Louise Saunders lives close to Talaton and admitted she took part because she couldn’t find a good enough excuse not to race. She completed the Honiton contingent finishing in 66th place in 1:10:40. There were 83 runners.

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