Bideford AAC’s Ronnie Richmond stormed to victory as 131 runners completed the Combe Crawler on Sunday.

Richmond completed the 8.5-mile cross country course in just 57 minutes 58 seconds - almost seven minutes ahad of the rest of the field.

Johnathan Gordon was second in 1 hour, four minutes and 30 seconds, and Chris Broome finished third in 1:05:06.

The first female home was the unaffiliated Mary Menon, in 1:12:43, ahead of Rosemary Terribile.

The challenging race in Ilfracombe took in steep coastal paths and stunning views.

The event was held by Ilfracombe Running Club to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.