Sutcliffe first lady at the2013 Honiton Hippo

PUBLISHED: 08:44 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 18 April 2013




The Honiton Hippo, held last Sunday (14 April) is another alliteratively titled multi-terrain race, advertised as being over 7 miles, but probably in fact around seven-and-a-half miles, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Exmouth Harrier Ellie Sutcliffe continued her come-back after injury with an initially cautious but ultimately successful run which saw her finish first woman and 11th overall from 171 finishers.

Her time was 58:42 a more than satisfactory time for a course which she explains includes: “Four river crossings including one almost at neck height where you had to use a rope, gravel heaps about 10ft high that you had to scramble up, and two commando style muddy sheep dip things you had to crawl through!”

Sutcliffe said of the event: “A cracking one and superbly well organised.”

What’s more, should ‘It’s a Knockout’ ever return to our television screens such experience could land Ellie a leading role in any Exmouth team entered!

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