Testing ‘Black Death’ run

The Black Death Run is billed as probably the toughest off road run in the country, by Judy Davey.

It is a testing 10 mile route through the glorious Somerset countryside, with its base at Combe Sydenham Country Park where all the marshals are dressed as The Grim Reaper. It is off-road and is mainly trail or grass with muddy sections. Honiton Running Club members Brian Charters and Fran Bond took part in the race last Sunday with Brian coming 21st in a time of 1 hour 27 and Fran not far behind in 34th in 1:33. Fran was second lady overall.

?Karen Hall’s Ottery 10k road race was extremely well attended on Sunday by Honiton members with nearly a third of the club taking part. With so many representatives there were the inevitable friendly tussles. First home for Honiton was Steve Davey and second lady overall was Ceri Oak. There were just over 200 runners.

Honiton results: 22nd Steve Davey 42 minutes 27 seconds, 24th Richard Harvey 42:37, 25th Bruce Strawbridge 42:41, 31st Vernon Gillard 43:27, 32nd Ceri Oak 43:27, 36th Tom Bornet 43:50, 38th Roger Saunders 44:12, 40th Richard Harris 44:19, 45th Julie Payne 44:53, 48th Helen Davy 45:11, 54th Fiona Prew 46:11, 65th Brent Dicks 46:56, 66th Nick Bradley-Carter 47:00, 69th Warren Oak 47:14, 70th Judy Davey 47:21, 72nd Tristan Thorpe 47:27, 77th Greg Axsel 48:07, 83rd John Burgess 48:28, 100th Dan Brown 50:26, 103rd Nick Thorpe 50:36, 123rd Pippa Westall 52:49, 131st Brenda King 53:37, 150th Clare Melbourne 56:57, 178th Sarah Spence 1:01:54, 185th Tracey Strawbridge 1:03:35, 186th Wendy Williams 1:04:24, 189th Kim Werner 1:05:20 and 196th Maggie Dillon 1:06:12.


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