Brilliant Bolam wins Farway 10K in Sidmouth colours

A NUMBER of local runners took part in the Farway 10k last weekend, write Lesley Roberts and Mark Keast.

This event has an enormous hill in part of the race that goes on for ever and so the race is more popularly known as ‘Over the Hill and Faraway’.

Nevertheless, four hearty Sidmouth Runners were on the start line which was outside the Farway Village Hall.

They followed a course of undulating road with a short section of farm track before the truly memorable hill but in compensation, if the weather is right, there are some stunning views.

Laurence Bolam once again shone for Sidmouth coming in first overall in a winning time of 1.37 and so claimed his well earned prize as ‘King of the Hill’. Milan Goc was pleased to show his old team mates from Honiton the way round finishing fourth overall in 40 minutes and not far behind in sixth place was the young up and coming Kit Grierson who was also the youngest runner in the race.

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More than a few minutes behind him was poor old Mark Keast, probably the oldest runner in the race, finishing 19th out of 53 runners.

The event was in aid of the Farway Church of England Primary School and each runner received a medal for the pleasure of climbing up that big hill.

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