Bideford Amateur Athletic Club’s Ronnie Richmond was the clear winner in the first ever Lundy Island Race.

Ronnie Richmond crosses the finish at the Lundy Race. Picture: Shaun BarnesRonnie Richmond crosses the finish at the Lundy Race. Picture: Shaun Barnes

A total of 231 runners travelled over to Lundy for Sunday’s 14-mile race, with the course’s three loops taking in almost all the island’s terrain.

Richmond stormed to victory, completing the course in 1hr, 36mins and 34secs – some six minutes ahead of second place Dan Murdoch, with the Ilfracombe Running Club runner crossing after 1hr, 42mins and 47secs.

Nick Bailey was third, finishing the race with a time of 1hr, 48mins and 45secs.

The fastest female was Sue Hewitson, with the Greenock Glenpark Harrier completing the run in 2hrs, 12mins and 21secs. Wells City Harrier Clare Prosser was the second fastest with a time of 2hrs, 14mins and 1sec.

Runners get underway at the Lundy Race 2018. Picture: Shaun BarnesRunners get underway at the Lundy Race 2018. Picture: Shaun Barnes

Trail Running Association’s Liz Noakes was the third fastest female, finishing after 2hrs, 16mins and 22secs.

Starting near the Marisco Inn, the first loop saw runners head North before heading out to the West side of the island and down to South West Point.

After making their way back up towards the pub, the second loop took competitors all the way up to North End before running back down along the west and back down to South West Point and back past the start line.

The third loop took runners all the way up to North West Point before going back down the east of the island to the finish.

Bideford AAC's Ronnie Richmond receives his Lundy Race trophy. Picture: ContributedBideford AAC's Ronnie Richmond receives his Lundy Race trophy. Picture: Contributed

For the full Lundy Island Race 2018 results, click here.