Killerton Races

The ‘Killer’ Killerton Half, 10k and 5k.

On Sunday 16th September in the morning, four Sidmouth runners competed in The Killerton 10k race, Antony and Kat Hall having only just done the Nightjar the evening before were joined by David Skinner and Jane Hemsworth for this event.

This stunning off road, multi terrain 5k,10k, canicross and half marathon event takes place in the beautiful grounds of the National Trust estate at Killerton, also home to one of Exeter’s Park Runs. There was a good mixture of terrain on the 10k including fields, woodlands, some flat levels and a variety of hills… nearly 1000ft of inclines, keeping the route exciting and giving it the name of The Killer! With the ground still dry underfoot and a cooling but not cold breeze, conditions were perfect for the race.

Antony did remarkably well considering the previous evening’s race and the severity of this hilly route. He was very happy with taking 2nd in age group and 5th over all, with a time of 48m:59s. I think you should take the day off tomorrow Antony, have a rest.

Jane Hemsworth completed the route in an impressive 1h:04m. Kat did really well with a 1h:14m:16s especially having also run the evening before! She finished in 103rd out of 200 women. David Skinner took 1h:22m:09s and came in at the 275th position whilst wearing the competitor number 275…Spooky!