John Perratt among Honiton race finishers

PUBLISHED: 15:25 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 10 June 2010

THE OLD Honiton 12K (7.5miles) Road Race has been converted to a standard 10-mile race over an undulating one-lap course, writes Les Turner.

THE OLD Honiton 12K (7.5miles) Road Race has been converted to a standard 10-mile race over an undulating one-lap course, writes Les Turner.

This is a pity in some ways, because it was one of the few road races mid way between the more common 10K and 10-mile distances.

The main benefits are the quieter roads, a lot more beautiful rural scenery and a couple of long, flat sections, where enthusiastic competitors can make up for the more undulating parts.

The race starts and finishes at Honiton High Street and was won by Martin Colwill, of Bideford AAC, in 1:00:01.

Exmouth Harrier John Perratt was 42nd in 1:18:47 and 102 runners finished the race.

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The Bupa Great South Run (10-mile road race) at Portsmouth was completed by over 13,600 runners, including two Exmouth Harriers.

The men's event was won by Mo Farah,in 46:25. Exmouth's Stan Mason came 3284th in 1:28:32 out of 7,743 finishers.

Ines Monteiro, of Portugal, won the women's event in 52:32. Joan Mason was 1316th in 1:34:37 out of 5,888 runners.


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