Monday 30th September

Fifteen Torbay AAC Ladies took part in the Torbay AAC’s 10k Championship Dornafield 10k on Sunday which is a scenic course following rural lanes through local hamlets of Ogwell and Denbury. In 3rd place and 1st FV55 was Elizabeth Bebbington. Other podium places went to Sara Crozier who was 2nd FV50 and Hayley Ratcliff who was 3rd FV50. Full results were: 3 Elizabeth Bebbington 43:59, 22 Sara Crozier 50:36, 27 Hayley Ratcliff 51:23, 55 Debbie Drake 56:47, 56 Irene Hewings 56:48, 71 Jan Barret 57:03, 72 Lisa Hayley 57:12, 78 Lisa Belsten 57:49, 106 Anita Ley 1:01:07, 114 Anna Andrew 1:01:54, 139 Ferlicity Davies 1:04:47, 153 Anne Lucas 1:05:36, 154 Gemma Radcliffe 1:05:51, 174 Charlotte Philippou 1:08:16, 193 Alice Barker 1:12:05.

Torbay Ladies at Dornafield

Also on Sunday were the club’s 10k Mens championships at Exmouth which is an out and back course along Exmouth’s seafront. Ryan Holdord took the club’s 10k trophy in a superb position of 21st and time of 40:11. Other results were 48 Ian Hayward 44:12, 79 Shaun Andrew 46:20, 155 Ian Sharrock 52:11, 202 Andy Philppou 54:50 and 326 Glen Hawkins 1:02:31.

Pete Monaghan and Mark Smith ran the Taunton 10k on Sunday which is described as a gently undulating circular course heading through the residential Holway area of Taunton into quiet country roads through Stoke St Mary and Haydon, returning to the Finish at Blackbrook Pavilion. Pete Monaghan was 5th in 35:56 and Mark Smith was 183rd out of 595 running a pb time of 49:42.

Mark Smith at Taunton

Nick Robinson ran the Forest of Dean Autumn Trail Half Marathon on Sunday. The course has some interesting hill challenges and offers a chance to experience the Forest with it’s late-summer leaf canopy. Nick finshed 91st out of 683 other runners in 1:41:55

Mark Bruce completed the Run Jurassic Ultra Marathon on Sunday which started at Durdle Door and finished at Freshwater Bay. This challenging coastal route travelled through Osmington Mills, Waymouth Bay, Abbotsbuty and Burton Bradstok. Fantastic route over cliff tops and around bays and headlands. Over 1,000mtrs of ascent over 32miles. Mark finished 31st out of 168 other competitors in 6:08:16.

Mark Bruce at the Run Jurassic Ultra Marathon