SOUTH West Road Runners is very much looking forward to hosting the Crediton Crunch 10K on Sunday, May 5, which will set off at 10.30am.

Last year's Crediton Crunch competitors. Video by Alan Quick

The multi-terrain run will be starting and finishing at the Lords Meadow Leisure Centre and takes in some fantastic scenery in and around the Shobrooke Estate.

About 90 per cent of the run is off road using general footpaths, mowed grassland, private parkland, farmland and quiet country roads.

Last year more than 170 runners from across the South West took part.

The event is being sponsored by Ernest Jackson of Crediton, with the fantastic Crediton Running Network providing marshalling support around the course.

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Crediton Crunch. AQ 8719 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier)

Crediton Scouts will also have their barbecue fired up, whilst the newly opened Dive-In Café in the Leisure Centre will be open for snacks and drinks. 

You can sign up to the race via:  and further race details can be found on:

Race proceeds are being donated to locally-based charities – last year the event raised £2,731 for Hospiscare.

Last year’s event was won by Michal Lesniak from South Molton Strugglers in a time of 39 minutes and two seconds.

Second was Simon Minting from Exmouth Harriers in 39 minutes and 28 seconds and third was Hamish Fletcher-Cooney South West Road Runners MS 0:39:59

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Crediton Crunch. AQ 8703 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier)

Hannah Richards of Exeter University Triathlon Club was the first female home at 45 minutes, 40 seconds.

All of those who take part receive a medal and a goody bag from the event sponsor.

Entries close this Thursday.