Athletics


TEMPERATURES soared at Woolacombe as Honiton Running Club members formed part of the 563 runners at the start of the North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon with proceeds going to Hospicecare. Water stops and food stations were every two miles and this certainly helped tremendously as the day hotted up. The race took in …

SEVERAL Honiton Runners made the very short journey to Umborne to take part in the 10k multi-terrain Umborne Ug. After the hottest week this year, the weather was actually ideal; a bit or rain to cool everyone down with no mud to be seen. The race was won by James Green of Axe Valley Runners …

THE WEATHER mostly held off for Sunday’s Umborne Ug multi-terrain 10K and it was a very successful one for Axe Valley Runners who collected the first five places with James Green 1st, 41:42; Chet Gillespie 2nd, 42:01; Tim Lenton 3rd, 1st M40, 42:16; Matt Clist 4th, 42:38 and Robert Collier 5th, 1st M45, 44:58. Hanna …

HONITON Running Club joined Sidmouth RC, Axe Valley Runners, Exmouth, Met Office and runners from West Hill to take part in this year’s Woodland Relays hosted by Sidmouth Running Club. With adults and juniors there were 65 teams taking part and HRC made up 20 of them and took home more than their fair share …

THE ANNUAL Woodland Relays at Salcombe Hill this year were hosted by Sidmouth Running Club. The off-road routes consisted of a short course of 0.72 miles and a long course of 2.1 miles. 63 teams contested the relays. Nine Axe Valley runners teams contested the long course. The junior team of Tom Perry, Ben Perry …

LAST weekend saw two Axe Valley Runners contend with a 24 hour race. Matt Clist and James Ashforth headed to Plymouth to test their limits and see how far they could run in 24 hours. The course was a five mile loop of trail paths and runners had 24 hours to complete as many laps …

THREE Axe Valley Runners made the trip to Coleton Fishacre to run the Coleton Footacre. With a 6.30pm start the course was 6.1 miles with a total ascent of over 1,200ft around the South West Coast Path, starting and finishing at the magnificent national trust house and gardens. Chris Hill was first back 29th in …

HONITON Running Club and Honiton Spinners came together last week to host a Duathlon based from Payhembury Village Hall. A total of 20 teams set out on the run-bike-run challenge around East Devon. Marcus Durant won the sole male team with a superfast bike ride and HRC’s own Sherrie Hair was the first solo ladies’ …