An enormous crowd of 900,000 spectators turned out to watch four Honiton Running Club members join up with over 23,000 other entrants to run the Rotterdam Marathon.
The four marathon runners were: Nick Thorpe, Jerry Evans and Jackie and Denis Costello. In an unseasonal mini-heatwave, the Honiton runners were delighted with their finishing times, which were: Nick Thorpe 4:16; Denis Costello 4:40; Jerry Evans 4: 53; and, Jackie Costello 5:06.
A fifth Honiton runner, Sandra Thorpe, whose recent training schedule had been affected by injury, wisely limited her ambition by entering the half-marathon, which she completed in the creditable time of, 2:14.
The Honiton Running Club’s next international event will be in Slovenia this coming July. Starting at 10pm, the picturesque alpine route hugs the shoreline of the reportedly amazingly blue Lake Bleda . So far, 21 members have registered for the trip.
?Brent Dicks was the sole representative from Honiton in the first of Yeovil Town Road Running Club’s summer 5k series; a fast, flat loop around Yeovilton Air Base. He set himself a solid base time of 21:54 and 88th place, which he will hope to improve upon throughout the summer.