Killerton Trail 1/2 Marathon
Torbay AC’s Jo Loten ran in the new Killerton Trail 1/2 Marathon. This was a challenging multi-terrain course around the historic grounds at Killerton with a 1,929ft hill climb! but glorious setting and views which have not been used by any other previous events. Jo’s time was (2:03:01) finishing 4th in her age category and 8th lady overall. Saying “Yay, chuffed with that!”
David Gow Smith took on the Pure Trail Dartmoor Volcano race from Scorriton, a10.25 mile trail race, with a 400 metre ascent to top of Ryders Hill, and back across the moor in superb conditions. David finished 6th out of 130 finishers, first MV60 (and 1st MV50!!) in a time of (1:28:02)
Mark Bruce ran the Flying Fox Running Night Jar a 9mile & 5mile off road race in darkness over the Peddlebed Heaths on Woodbury Common, started and ended in Bicton Arena. Mark ran with Laura Hawker in her first ever Night race, which was fantastic fun. Finished the 5miler together in a time of (51:41)
The Torbay Triathlon for all ages from 8-99. this festival of triathlon featured both junior races and adult races with distances to suit. This totally traffic-free triathlon is an ideal event for all levels. A pool based swim, followed by a bike leg on the smooth surface of the Velopark and finishing with a parkland run.
Showing great strength and determination several Torbay AC juniors took on the challenge of the Torbay triathlon. In her second triathlon Emma Harrison was 2nd female Tristar 3 (37:53) while first timer Josie Ratcliff took 3rd race (39:43) – (300m swim/7.5km cycle/2.5km run). Meanwhile in her first triathlon Mia Ratcliff took fifth place in female Tristar 2 (31:57) and Josh Taylor was 6th male (29:05) (200m swim, 6km cycle, 1.9km run) Amy Harrison was 4th in tri kids ages 8-10. (13:22) and did particularly well on her bike!
The kids loved it! very well organised , great opportunity to take part in a multi discipline event.
Torbay Velopark parkrun (243 runners): 1 Peter MONAGHAN (16:48),6 (1st Lady) Naomi Rebecca FLANAGAN (19:04), 11 (2nd Lady) Iona FARQUHARSON (19:33), 24 David MAXWELL (21:01), 40 Ian HAYWARD (22:14), 55 Sara Jane CROZIER (23:48), 113 Anita LEY (27:42)
Wolverhampton parkrun (372 runners): 221 Phil PERKINS (29:56)