Payhembury Duathlon Report

Honiton Running Club and Honiton Spinners enjoyed their annual social event at Payhembury by eating cake and chatting in the very warm sunshine, with some running and cycling too. Medals were awarded to all finishers. This year, storm-damaged oak logs from Spinner Kevin Goss’s field were crafted into stunning trophies by HRC Mike Mears. Suzi and Gary Blackett from Cyclopro in Colyton kindly sponsored the awards. Profits from the event will go to Payhembury Primary School who allowed their playground to be used as the transition area. 

Mike Mears and Tony Peek won the team trophy, with Jennie Sleeman winning the 1st Female trophy. The winning male team were Aron Howells and Dom Long; the winning female team were mother and daughter Judy and Emma Davey, and Jo Buxton and John Burgess were first mixed gender team. Special congratulations go to Dom Long for the fastest ride around the route and to Mike Mears for the fastest times in both runs. Sue Jones started off at a great pace, but a puncture forced her to pull out. Vanessa Glyn Jones turned up to support and ended up cycling Leg 2 with Sara Trumper. 

The event was an excellent opportunity for both clubs to get to know each other and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

Jennie Sleeman

Honiton Spinners

Honiton Running club