Worth all the pain for Easter eggs

On Easter Monday three Honiton Running Club members took part in the Easter Bunny 10k based at Yeovilton, writes Judy Davey.

This is a fast flat course with the first half going through West Camel and Podimore before the final 5k which follows the route of the summer Yeovilton 5k series circling the air base.

The race attracts the novice runner as well as the personal best time hunter. The Honiton members were all of the latter group and were not disappointed as there were pbs all round. Julie Payne was first back in 103rd position in the fantastic time of 42.01 minutes. This proves her good form ready for the London Marathon in a few weeks’ time. This was Steve Briggs’ first race for the club and he was pleased with the 198th position in 47:56.

Clare Melbourne has been improving rapidly and confirmed that she was justly awarded the Most Improved Runner award at the club’s AGM recently. She came 257th in 53:28.

All runners were rewarded with a very welcome Easter egg as they crossed the line making the run worthwhile even if a pb wasn’t achieved! Kevin Heywood of Bideford AAC won the race in 30:19 and there were 373 finishers.

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