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Bideford Blues dominated the Devon 10,000m Championship

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: September 19, 2013

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ATHLETES from Bideford AAC took the top three places in the Devon 10,000m Championship.

Shaun Antell retained his title at Exeter Arena, winning in 31mins 21secs. Mark Jenkin was second on his track debut in 31-48 and Ronnie Richmond third in 33-17, improving his personal best by a minute.

All three will be in the Blues team for the South of England Six Stage Road Relay Championships on Sunday.

North Devon athletes dominated the 10,000m race with Ian Gooding, from Torrington, fifth in 33-57.

Jay and Maddie Horton were the winners of the first Kipling Coastal Run.

The new eight-mile multi-terrain race, hosted by the Rotary Club of Bideford, attracted nearly 50 runners. Jay completed the course in 50mins 36secs and Maddie was first woman and third overall in 53-45.

James Pugsley, of Bideford AAC, was second in 50-54 and Molly Pennington won the three-mile junior race.

Torrington AAC were third in the team competition at the Newton Abbot Ladies 10k.

Hannah Blair finished fourth overall in 41mins 41secs with Marilyn Blair taking ninth and second Vet50 in 43-58.

Steph Olliffe was the leading Vet45 athlete, claiming 13th in 45-38, and Lorraine Kenneally, running with her daughter Chloe, finished in 55-29.

Ronnie Richmond and Maddie Horton were the winners in the first Landkey 10k Codden Hill Challenge.

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