Torbay Athletic Club turned out twenty runners on a rainy Sunday to take on the Templer 10 challenge. The ten mile very multi terrain race started and finished in the impressive grounds of Stover School.
The team snaked across the fields of Teigngrace, through Stover Country Park in beautiful, glistening red and gold in seasonal colours, bounding through the woods, dodging tree roots, conquering the hilly bits and boldly braved the river crossing. To achieve many outstanding performances
First home for the club in 4th place overall and 1st mv50 was Peter Monaghan in (1:00:41), followed by 18 Kevin Fine with a course pb (1:05:49), 25 Martyn Breslan (1:07:14), 30 Steve Weeks (1:08:11), 55 Anthony Raine (1:13:46), 61 Adam Taylor (1:14:41), 74 Julian Jones (1:17:15), 75 Mark Bruce (1:17:17), 86 Ian Hayward (1:18:56), 95 Mike Green (1:20:50), 96 David Maxwell (1:20:55), 103 Fay Cameron (1:21:44), 105 Brian Lewis (1:22:01), 129 Debbie Drake (1:26:25), 140 Sara Crozier (1:27:53), 155 Steve Sharp (1:30:16), 177 Ray Brown (1:33:57), 191 Mark Luscombe (1:37:42), 198 Tessa Hearfield (1:38:34), 246 Gemma Radcliffe (1:51:54)
Well done to all on a fantastic race.
The TAAC juniors also put in epic performances in the Junior Race with Iona Farqharson and Josh Taylor being first girl and boy finishers
The Bideford 10 Miler
Chris Norman ran in the Bideford 10 Mile Race held in memory of Andy Watts. Which started and finished near the Bideford Clubs Clubhouse after taking in magnificent views of the Taw and Torridge estuary on roads and Tarka Trail even getting to run through a tunnel. A Really good event said Chris finishing in (1:23:55) 315th with 867 runners
The Cockington Halloween night trail event saw 164 runners brave this new night time event with some runners saying it should be called “Hill-oween” after tackling the hilly 5k or 10k routes around the fields and woodlands of Cockington in Torquay.
Torbay AC Results 5K 29th Michele Sandhu (43:28) 10K 17th Kevin McGovern (1:02:58)- 33rd Mark Luscombe (1:15:07)-44th Andy Philippou (1:18:56)-61st Alice Barker (1:25:18)-88th Kirsten Mundy (1:37:26)- Grim Sweepers were Gemma Radcliffe and Anita Ley
Organiser Brian Lewis said “A big Thank you to all the Torbay AC members that volunteered at the event”,
Exeter Riverside parkrun (380 runners): 1 Peter Monaghan (16:48)
Southwick Country parkrun (269 runners): 83 Katie Codling (26:05), 84 Peter McCraig (26:06)
Wolverhampton parkrun (377 runners): 221 Phil Perkins (29:18)
Tooting Common parkrun (643 runners): 352 Roger Matthews (27:36)
Teignmouth Promenade parkrun (249 runners): 18 David Maxwell (21:30), 30 (1st Lady) Cassandra Harrison (22:54), 59 Stephen Lofthouse (25:24), 100 Anita Ley (28:03)
Torbay Velopark parkrun (242 runners):36 Mike Davies(23:16),105 Michele Sandhu (27:47)