Ten members were amongst the 215 who finished the Ottery 10K which we are told by the organisers is a fairly flat run on the roads and lanes around Ottery St. Mary, although Gail Goldsmith who has just moved into the area disputes the ‘fairly flat’. She will soon get used to the Devon interpretation of flat. After all the recent off-road races this was one for the road runners in the Club. James Salter who had not run this distance for years showed us the benefit of youth with a storming run, finishing in a time quicker than the 45 minutes he told me he had set his mind on before the start. The race excellently organised by Honiton Running Club starts and finishes at the Ottery Cricket Club and they had laid on plenty of refreshment at the finish to enjoy recovering in the sunshine.
Antony Hall was the first Club runner home in 21st place in a time of 0:39:33, James Salter 0:44:38,
Gordon Bryant 0:46:50, Rob Edwards 0:47:27, Simon Hollyer 0:51:18, Graham Sheppard 0:52:19,
Terry Bewes 0:55:47, John Doherty 0:56:53, Emma Compton 0:57:13, Gail Goldsmith 1:02:09.