On Saturday Torbay AAC’s Christopher Norman took on the Dartmoor Winter Traverse Ultra. It was a dry February morning and an early start to catch the supplied coach transport at 5:30am. The race started at 7:30am in very wet & boggy conditions with fog at the start & strong winds. A bright day emerged with the first checkpoint at Princetown, the second at Lane End boasted home made cakes and a final push to the finish in Meldon village hall was rewarded with home made chilli
The event was superbly organised by Climb South West.
Dartmoor winter traverse (ultra distance) 8hr 36mins
Chris placed 18th out of 105
Mark Bruce and Mark Luscombe took on the Endurance Life Half Marathon. Coastal trails, hills, mud and more mud were the theme for this run. Mark B finished in 2:20:48 and Mark L in 3:32:57
Cassandra Harrison ran Kingston park run in Tasmania. She was the runner that had travelled the furthest It was humid as temperatures nudged the 40degree mark, last week Cassandra crossed the line in 3rd place in her Down Under parkrun adventures.
In other Parkrun news Peter Monaghan stormed home at the Velopark in first place to set a new record for MV55 (17:11)
On Sunday Torbay AAC athlete Brian Lewis ran Portland Coastal Half
Marathon. 193 runners lined up to run a complete loop of Portland along
with an out and back along the causeway. Some steep muddy climbs, muddy
coast path, strong gusty winds and a final steep muddy slippy long
descent made it tough going.
Brian Lewis Finished 96th in 2:41:22