Five Torbay AC runners took a little holiday on the island of Ibiza and thoroughly enjoyed running the 10k and Half Marathon races, which pass through the most popular spots on the southern part of the island, to finish close to the beach at Marítimo Figueretes.
Andy Philippou chose to run the 10k event finishing 2nd in his V55 age category in an excellent (55:04), considering his London Marathon experience last weekend!. In the Half Marathon event Paul Frissen achieved a PB of (1:42:20) Karen Frissen finished in (1.50.54) with Sara Jane Crozier (1:53:08) and Anita Merritt (1:57:10) All agreed this was a very enjoyable experience hoping to return with more Club runners next year!
It was a massive personal best achievement by 17.5 minutes for Nick Robinson when he ran the inaugural Associated British Ports Newport Marathon, this much-anticipated race finally satisfied the demand for a premier marathon distance in Wales, on one of the UK’s flattest and fastest courses, taking in a host of iconic landmarks and Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre. Nick Robinson (3.25.00) who finished in 321st place out of 3436 runners said “finishing the last 3 miles were really tough, but I found counting 10 out loud took my mind away from the pain but I did get some funny looks”
Bad Cow Trail Marathon
Brian Lewis survived the Bad Cow Trail Marathon which made its return to the idyllic Burnbake countryside in south Dorset. The distance was actually 27.2 miles! of hills, mud, boggy bits and only one fall into a gorse bush! said Brian Finishing 72nd out of 140 runners in (5.37.22)
Killerton parkrun (374 runners): 75 Stephen LOFTHOUSE (25:16), 154 Robert WELLS (28:54)
Yeovil Montacute parkrun (337 runners): 188 Harvey BATES (31:53)
Parke parkrun (121 runners): 84 Michele SANDHU (30:52)
Exmouth parkrun (420 runners): 66 Julian KITCHING (22:34), 72 Fay CAMERON (22:42)
Wolverhampton parkrun (320 runners): 158 Phil PERKINS (28:11)
Harwich parkrun (119 runners): 15 Ian HAYWARD (21:48)
Torbay Velopark parkrun (273 runners): 21 Stephen WILBRAHAM (20:55), 28 Paul TOUT (21:46), 36 (1st Lady) Cassandra HARRISON (22:44), 55 Hamish RENTON (24:27), 85 Anita LEY (26:05), 99 Sally DAVIES (26:52), 133 Jo COISH (28:14), 147 Simon GILBOY (29:09), 167 Emma GILBOY (30:18), 179 Kathryn CHECKLEY (31:14)