Monday 11th February

The Ironwood challenge 10K

Betsy Bebbington returned to Bristol to run The Ironwood Challenge 10k a circular 6 mile run starting at Long Ashton, the route climbs steadily up into the surrounding woodland with muddy conditions the course challenges you to concentrate on climbing, technical descents, climb fences and pull yourself up a gully with ropes. Betsy Finished 7th female 2nd FV/50 (55:28)

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon  (photo)

Karen and Paul Frissen took part in the first half marathon held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the route passing the iconic attractions such as the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, Lee Valley Velo-Park and the London Stadium. Karen had a great race coming 4th in age category with a time of (1:50: 22 ) seconds and being Paul finished with a time of (1:43: 26

Wild Night Race

Mark Bruce was out in the dark on Dartmoor competing in 10 tough, muddy, rocky, boggy miles on in The Wild Night Race where at Shipley Bridge it was uphill in driving rain and deep bogs to the very muddy Brent Hill. This was a tough race and not for the faint-hearted. Mark Bruce finished 32nd out of 92 finishers in (1:39:31)

Exeter Half Marathon

Torbay AC Super veteran runner Pete Monaghan finished 6th overall and Ist M/V50 in (1:17:14) in the Exeter Half Marathon on a great flat, traffic free course run on the footpaths and cycle tracks around the River Exe and Exeter Canal. 

Westward League Cross Country

29 Torbay A.C. athletes competed in Sunday’s 5th Westward League Cross Country meeting at Stover School. Due to overnight rain the course was very wet and boggy in places. It was junior Iona Farquharson who once again produced the outstanding performance of the day by winning the U13s girls race, a great confidence boost ahead of her National Cross Country Championships in Leeds on the 23rd February. These results mean Torbay A.C. should win trophies at the end of the season with the U15 Boys team in 2nd place, U17 Men’s team in 3rd place, U13 Girls in 3rd place, Iona Farquharson topping the U13 Girl’s league, James Alcock 2nd in the U17 Men’s, Sara Crozier 2nd in her FV50 category and Denis Doy 3rd in his MV65 category.

On the day results

SENIOR & VET MEN (8100 metres) – 64 Steve Weeks (39.17) – 68 Anthony Raine (39.50) – 90 Martyn Breslan (43.14) – 109 Craig McGuire (52.24) – 110 Denis Doy (53.55).
U15 BOYS (4000 metres) – 11 Myles Begley (18.02) – 13 Samuel Hart (18.55) – 18 Christopher Kirwin (19.58).
U13 BOYS (3000 metres) – 9 James Larkin (13.25) – 13 William James (14.11) – 22 Will Harrison (15.24).

U17, SENIOR & VET LADIES (4900 metres) – 50 Sarah Harrison (29.52) – 52 Fay Cameron (29.56) – 61 Cassandra Harrison (30.57) – 65 Kav Solder (31.13) – 67 Sara Crozier (31.23) – 78 Fleur Ricklin (33.14) – 89 Lisa Haley (35.24) – 102 Michelle Sandhu (39.31) – 106 Kirsten Mundy (45.59).
U15 GIRLS (4000 metres) – 11 Emma Harrison (20.55).
U13 GIRLS (3000 metres) – 1 Iona Farquharson (12.47) – 15 Kira Quinn (15.14) – 17 Hannah Davison (15.58) – 24 Grace Povey (20.48).                                                                                                                                                                                              U11 GIRLS (1600 metres) – 4 Paige Quinn (7.11) – 17 Amber Ridgeway (8.21) – 34 Amy Harrison (9.52) – 35 Holly Ridgeway (9.57).