Sidmouth runners tackle the ‘Killer’ Killerton Half, 10k and 5k events


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Four Sidmouth runners competed in The Killerton 10k race, writes Hamish Spence.

Antony and Kat Hall – who had only the very night before completed the Nightjar event – were joined at Killerton 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 Parkruns.

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.

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He was very happy with taking second in age group and fifth over all, with a time of 48:59. (I trust you then rested, Antony!)

Jane Hemsworth completed the route in an impressive 1:04. Kat did really well with a 1:14:16, especially having also run the evening before!

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She finished in 103rd out of 200 women. David Skinner took 1:22:09 and came in at the 275th position whilst wearing the competitor number 275…spooky!

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