Honiton six complete the Exmoor Stagger

PUBLISHED: 13:10 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:10 25 October 2018

Honiton Running Club members at the Exmoor Stagger meeting. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Honiton Running Club members at the Exmoor Stagger meeting. Picture CONTRIBUTED

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Honiton Running Club (HRC) had six members involved in the tough, and mainly off-road, Exmoor Stagger, writes Judy Davey.

This boasts 16 miles of stunning scenery, including a climb up to the highest point in Somerset, Dunkery Beacon.

The run includes 3,600ft of assent, but, for a change, it was beautiful weather and the views were breathtaking.

The first runner back for HRC was Wayne Trump. He came 34th in a time of 2:25.

The rest of the Honiton group finished within 10 minutes of each other. They were led in by Richard Harris, who came 90th in 2:45 having skinned his knee falling over! Mark Dallyn was next in 96th place in 2:47 and he had turned his ankle over.

Judy Davey won her age category and came 100th in 2:48. Steve Davey followed four minutes later.

It was daughter Jo Davey’s first Stagger and she rightly felt very nervous at the start.

She had a great run, though, coming in just two minutes after her dad. The race was won by James Baker in the amazing time of 1:51.

Jennie Sleeman took on the baby sister of the Stagger in the form of the six-and-a-half mile Stumble. This in itself is a tough run with plenty of climb and Jennie did really well to win her age category, finishing in 1:02.

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