Early on Saturday the 7th of June, the weather gods boomed in delight and sent a crackling electric light display in East Devon to proclaim that it was in fact the Umborne Ug race day. From the tumultuous beginning, the weather turned warm and sunny, so by the evening conditions were perfect for the walk and races. At 5pm walkers were set off on a 4 mile circuit around some of the main route, then at 6pm the main 10K started.
Once again runners were treated to a somewhat undulating, mostly off road route that this year had mud a-plenty in the woodlands. Just after the wood and a near vertical field ascent, marshal Rob Summers encouraged runners and offered a “boost” in the form of his home made Little Yardbury farm cider – proper rocket fuel!
Axe Valley Runner and last year’s record time winner Tim Lenton’s strategy to beat fellow club runner Patrick Devine-Wright was to go out hard and hope the wheels didn’t come off. He did, they didn’t and he won in a superb 41:37.
Chris Gill, unattached, was 2nd , 43:20
while Patrick was suffering by the end of the first climb. He progressively dropped into fourth place before an eyeballs out sprint with Honiton RC’s Kevin Hawker down the final hill saw him finish 3rd, 44:13
and Kevin won the M40+ prize in a time of 44.21.
In another tight run race Ellie Sutcliffe of Exmouth Harriers just held off Axe Valley Runners Hannah Bridger, who also holds the women’s course record, to win the ladies race in 49:51.
Hannah was just 6 seconds adrift finishing 2nd lady, 12th overall in 49:57.
Exmouth’s Hannah Bown was the 3rd lady, 17th overall, in 51:25
and Janet Sealy, unattached, was 1st lady 35+ in 54.08.
The Men’s 50+ award went to Honiton RC’s Steve Davey in a time of 52.34.
There were 3 more successes for Axe Valley Runners as Phil Bayliss came home 16th and 1st M60+ in 51:21,
Carol Austin was the first lady over 45 home, 34th overall in 57:04
and Angela Kerr was the 1st lady over 55, 75th overall in 1:15:35.
Paul Tolchard, Robin Carter and Janet Woodward back marked to ensure the 84 runners’ safety.
The last race was a 2.5K fun run that was mostly raced by 45 juniors.
Alfie Devine-Wright of Exeter Harriers was the winner in 11:56
with Cameron Bryson of Exmouth Harriers 2nd, 11:55 and AVR’s Matt Thurgood, 3rd, 11:56. Katelyn Wells of Exeter Harriers was the first girl, 10th overall
and here’s a girl to watch in the future, 7 year old Darcie Morton of Beer Primary School was 2nd girl, 12th overall in 13:58.
Jasmine Stone of Honiton RC was the 3rd girl, 13th overall, 14:02.
After the racing, runners could relax in a perfect country ambience on a warm summers evening with a sumptuous Bar-B-Que and refreshments courtesy of Umborne Village Hall.
The whole object of the runs, organised by Rick and Eleanor Wood with plenty of local help, was to raise money for the Hall and £1,080 will be finding its way to the Hall coffers. There’s no doubt it was a terrific evening so many thanks to all who helped – 14 marshals, water station helpers, back-markers, course markers, Garry for results, cake makers and servers, bar staff, BBQ chefs, Rob for the PA and especially the local landowners for allowing the race to traverse their land. At the end of the evening, Liz Gosling was presented with a token of gratitude for her long service as a loyal trustee of Umborne Hall.
|1||2104||0:41:37||Tim Lenton||Axe Valley Runners||M40||M-1|
|3||2132||0:44:13||Patrick Devine-Wright||Axe Valley Runners||M40||M-3|
|4||2129||0:44:21||Kevin Hawker||Honiton RC||M40||M40+|
|5||2148||0:45:08||Mike Musgrove||Exmouth Harriers||M45|
|6||2131||0:45:58||James Jackson||Axe Valley Runners||M40|
|7||2102||0:46:12||Ben Stone||Honiton RC||M|
|11||2113||0:49:51||Ellie Sutcliffe||Exmouth Harriers||F||F-1|
|12||2139||0:49:57||Hannah Bridger||Axe Valley Runners||F||F-2|
|13||2172||0:50:00||Richard Hawes||Exmouth Harriers||M45|
|15||2147||0:51:05||Chris Keeffe||Axe Valley Runners||M|
|16||2176||0:51:21||Phil Bayliss||Axe Valley Runners||M60||M60+|
|17||2144||0:51:25||Hannah Bown||Exmouth Harriers||F||F-3|
|18||2162||0:51:48||Hadleigh Davies||Honiton RC||M|
|19||2136||0:52:34||Steve Davey||Honiton RC||M50||M50+|
|20||2187||0:52:42||Rupert Pady||Axe Valley Runners||M45|
|22||2133||0:53:29||Ian Ross||Honiton RC||M15|
|23||2165||0:53:29||Ollie Caute||Axe Valley Runners||M13|
|24||2160||0:53:44||Ross Penwill||Honiton RC||M|
|25||2145||0:53:48||Roderic Inglis||Honiton RC||M55|
|27||2146||0:55:07||Ceri Oak||Honiton RC||F40|
|28||2112||0:55:31||Robin Britton||Axe Valley Runners||M60|
|29||2175||0:55:35||William Blackledge||Axe Valley Runners||M13|
|30||2128||0:55:47||John Blackledge||Axe Valley Runners||M50|
|33||2170||0:56:45||Gary Phillips||Devon & Cornwall Police||M45|
|34||2120||0:57:04||Carol Austin||Axe Valley Runners||F50||F45+|
|35||2134||0:57:18||Simon d’Albertanson||Axe Valley Runners||M40|
|36||2151||0:57:35||Martin Richards||South West RR||M45|
|37||2185||0:57:40||Nick Dobson||Crediton Running Network||M|
|39||2137||0:58:05||Judy Davey||Honiton RC||F50|
|40||2161||0:59:06||Simon Spiler||Honiton RC||M|
|41||2182||0:59:57||Matthew Morbey||Axe Valley Runners||M19|
|42||2163||1:00:08||Steve Reynolds||Axe Valley Runners||M50|
|43||2164||1:00:48||Geoff Woodward||Axe Valley Runners||M50|
|46||2181||1:01:29||Greg Axsel||Honiton RC||M50|
|48||2183||1:02:27||Alan Morbey||Axe Valley Runners||M55|
|51||2166||1:02:37||Max Bowskill||Axe Valley Runners||M13|
|52||2140||1:02:54||John Burgess||Honiton RC||M65|
|53||2111||1:03:13||Pete Hallett||Somer AC||M45|
|55||2135||1:03:27||Richard Dodge||Axe Valley Runners||M55|
|56||2179||1:03:49||Richard Hale||Axe Valley Runners||M60|
|57||2125||1:04:33||Tony Peek||Honiton RC||M45|
|58||2126||1:05:48||Sally Hutter||N1 Tri Club||F45|
|59||2169||1:06:31||Keith Agland||Axe Valley Runners||M55|
|60||2177||1:07:08||Dave Mutter||Axe Valley Runners||M60|
|61||2138||1:07:37||Brent Dicks||Honiton RC||M40|
|63||2127||1:07:52||Sharon Wells||Honiton RC||F45|
|64||2168||1:08:28||Jon Ball||Sidmouth RC||M55|
|66||2143||1:09:20||Brian Gosling||Sidmouth RC||M65|
|67||2178||1:09:55||Simon Hall||Chard RRC||M50|
|68||2180||1:11:26||Alison Gould||Axe Valley Runners||F45|
|69||2171||1:11:32||Kathy Layzell||Honiton RC||F40|
|70||2141||1:12:20||Addie Douglas||Chard RRC||F|
|71||2142||1:12:20||Gary Wheaton||Chard RRC||M40|
|72||2184||1:14:38||Stephen Morbey||Axe Valley Runners||M15|
|75||2123||1:15:35||Angela Kerr||Axe Valley Runners||F55||F55+|
|76||2154||1:17:40||Rosie Thoenisen||Axe Valley Runners||F|
|77||2153||1:17:44||Susie Thoenissen||Axe Valley Runners||F55|
|79||2114||1:19:45||Janette Mack||Axe Valley Runners||F55|
|80||2121||1:22:36||Emma Ellynn||Axe Valley Runners||F45|
|81||2119||1:22:36||Lesley Adams||Axe Valley Runners||F55|
|83||2167||1:24:52||Caroline Barr||Sidmouth RC||F|
|Umborne Fun Run 2014
Saturday 7th June
Apologies for the many missing times.