Our Barnstaple 10km race returned last weekend, with 216 runners taking to the town’s streets to complete the charity run.

The event is estimated to have raised over £7,000 for our charity. This will help provide financial support to the families of children with life threatening illnesses and with projects at the NDDH children’s ward.


John O’Donoghue was the first to cross the finish line, in a time of 35:46. David Nutt took second place at 36:44 and Ben Edwards was the third fastest, with a time of 37:41.

The fastest female was Samantha Baker, who finished in 42:01. Pauline Davies took second place at 43:10 and Lorna Watts was the third fastest, with a time of 44:07.

Team North Devon Council took home the trophy for fastest team at this year’s Barnstaple 10k. Congratulations and thanks to all the corporate teams for their efforts, it was great to have so many team entries.

You can view the results online here.

Thank you

Thanks also to all the event sponsors: Brewer Harding & Rowe, Advanced Pallet Systems, TT Electronics, Leo Workwear, TDK Lambda and BluGem. A special mention to Atlas Packaging for supplying amazing cardboard trophies again for the winners, to dryrobe for loaning its race arch and to Hopps at The Voice for keeping all the runners and supporters entertained on the day.

Charity Manager Jacky Massos says: “Thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s 10k, the volunteers, sponsors and of course all the runners and their supporters. All the money raised from race entries, sponsorship and cake sales will be ploughed back into our small charity, and will make a massive difference to local families in North Devon who are facing very difficult times.”

Our fastest finishers are pictured below. You can view all our other race day photos on our Facebook page.