On Saturday Torbay AAC athlete Betsy Bebbington stormed home to claim 1st female at the Brentor 10k. Conditions were tough on the challenging off road course Betsy won the ladies race in a time of (58:02)
On Sunday as Autumn gave way to a crisp and sunny winter’s morning Torbay AAC Cross Country team headed to Exeter for the third fixture of the Westward League Cross Country series (also hosting the Devon Championships). The recent deluge of rain meant the course was soggy and muddy, great conditions for cross country shenanigans. Warmed by the low weak sunshine athletes dug deep to tackle the steady climbs, dodge the tree roots, squish through the muddy sections and hope that their shoe laces were tight enough to resist the pull of the mud. They battled to keep balance on the slippery downhill sections and pushed through their personal barriers, carrying cakes of mud on their shoes all the way to the finish line. After the 3rd fixture Torbay AAC are doing well in the overall standings with Holly Leman-Liberal 3rd U17, Sara Crozier 1st fv50, Hayley Ratcliff 3rd fv50, Peter Hart 3rd mv45, Andy Philippou 4th mv55, Dennis Doy 3rd mv65 with many of our athletes getting ever closer to podium positions.
Torbay AAC results as follows for the Ladies race:
60 Betsy Bebbington 1st fv55 (22:30), 82 Sara Crozier 3rd fv50 (23:46), 88 Sarah Harrison (24:15), 92 Hayley Ratcliff (24:31), 97 Cassandra Harrison (24:47), 110 Karen Frissen 3rd fv55(25:33),
123 Anne Fairey (26:36)
The men’s race:
88 Steve Weeks (37:53), 94 Anthony Raine (38:12), 125 Martyn Breslan (40:05), 134 Adam Taylor (41:04), 138 Paul Frissen (42:19), 141 Peter Hart (43:27), 161 Andy Philippou (49:52), 165 Dennis Doy (55:52), 170 William Valentine (91:12)