The Ottery 10k returns for Honiton Running Club

HRC before the start of Ottery 10k

HRC before the start of Ottery 10k - Credit: HRC

May saw the return of Honiton Running Club’s Ottery 10k after a two-year break and the weather was fantastic, maybe even a little too hot for comfort for the runners.  

The race was won by Callum Crawford in the amazing time of 35 minutes 18 seconds and the first lady was Rosie Hattersley in the equally great time of 37:46. Although quite a number of HRC runners were involved with the organisation of the event, several still managed to run the race. 

First back was Marcus Durant who came 30th in 42:46 and he was followed by Nick Couch, who, despite suffering from shin splints during the race, managed to put in the great time of 43:30 and 36th place.  

Steve Page came 45th in 44:57 and the first lady back for HRC was Ceri Oak finishing 47th in 45:11 and winning her age category trophy. Esme Moffett followed coming 61st in 47:11 and then came Hadleigh Davies 72nd in 48:42.  

Hannah Brown was 74th in 48:49 and Vernon Gillard 76th in 48:51. New member Stephanie Mabbutt did amazingly well to come 84th in 49:41. Emma Davey had a baby only eight weeks ago and had a brilliant race coming 105th in 52:05.  

Lou Bennett stopped briefly to help a fellow team mate and continued her race to come 124th in 53:56. Luke Holway is coming back from injury and was delighted to come 127th in 54:15. Simon Bates came 131st in 54:29. Mark Dallyn ran with a weighted back pack and came 144th in 55:27.  

George Oldfield came 167th in 58:03 and was followed by Kathy Layzell, who finished 172nd in 58:21. Teresa Pollard came 216th in 1:01:58 and Pip Vanham 224th in 1:03:37. Richard Kemp is suffering an injury but put in a solid run to come 255th in 1:08:56. Victoria Henwood completed the Honiton line-up coming 283rd in 1:16:59. There were 291 finishers.  

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There was also a junior fun run of approximately one mile in length. This was won by Isaac Corfield and the 1st girl back was Ella Bond. About 57 children took part and a few parents accompanying their child.